Intro: When people eat food they do not think about what is in it, or how it is made. The only thing people care about is what the food tastes like and how much they get. During the 1900’s the meat packing industry had not regulations of any kind. All that mattered to the industry was that they made as much money as possible with as little expenditure as possible. During this times people were often made sick and died either from working conditions or poor food quality. Although it may seem that the meat packing industry is still in turmoil because of their unwillingness to make known what foods have Genetically Modified organisms present, the meat packing industry was much worse during the 1900’s because of the unsafe working conditions, and uncleanliness of the food.
Upton Sinclair's book The Jungle depicted many disturbing social injustices immigrants had to endure at the time during the 19th century. Jurgis and his family moved to America in search of a better life, but upon arrival the harsh reality set in that America was not what everyone said it to be. They suffered many hardships. The working conditions, when they could find employment, were terrible. They battled discrimination, they were grossly taken advantage of, and survival from day to day in Packingtown slowly worked to deteriorate their faith. Faith in who they were and what they had now become. Upton Sinclair's book, The Jungle, describes how alcohol, poverty and people in positions of authority had a negative impact on lives of immigrants.
In The Jungle Upton Sinclair tried to expose how cruel slaughterhouses were to the animals and how poor the quality of the meat was. Sinclair investigated a slaughter house with the eye witness of two immigrants. The slaughterhouse they went to was willing to and made a great effort of showing visitors their facility. The immigrant Jokubas had a suspicion that the slaughterhouse would limit what the visitors see and tries to make the slaughterhouse seem ethical. The slaughterhouse has to filter what they showed to visitors, especially after when Sinclair tried to expose them. While in the slaughterhouse it was observed that that method of bringing the hogs to be slaughtered was to hook them on the leg with a hook and carry them to be killed. The
Author name Upton Sinclair, it is a Political fiction book. It described the horrible condition of meat workers. In that era labors got treated really badly, they didn’t had any safe environment to work in. It explained how backwards we were. We had same circumstances going on in many corners of world. This book was most impactful book of American history. This action brought a direct reform on the meat packing industries, and helped labors. This action should need to explain to our nation, we should understand it, and appreciate that things have changed for us. Jungle is not complicated novel, it explained corrupt Capitalism. It defined how poor people being used, how gross, unhealthy food delivered to nation, and worker survived in poisonous environment.
Upton Sinclair wrote the novel “The Jungle” in 1906. The novel was written about what was going on in the meatpacking industry. What happened was Upton Sinclair went undercover in the meatpacking industry because he was curious about what goes on with the meat that he eats. In document 3 it was a chapter of his book and it told the reader that if the meat was sour that would rub soda in the meat and then give it to the counters as a free lunch. The meat was stored in piles in a room. The room would have water dripping from the roof and go into the meat, rats would run all over it. The packer put poison bread out for the rats and the rats would end up eating the bread and die on the meat and they would get grounded together. The book was sent
Time struck the 1900’s as the United States faced a roadblock, the industrialization era had just ended and with this came political and social problems. The United States had a choice, either take notice of the problems or continue on the downhill spiral that they had succumbed to. Although, Americans couldn’t breakout of this problem alone; they needed help from someone that would listen and rectify these issues. Thus, the era of Progressivism was born and the Progressive Presidents were introduced.
Upton Sinclair used the words, “I aimed for the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach” to describe the reaction his novel, The Jungle received after publication. Sinclair was disappointed that the political point of his novel was overshadowed by the public’s outcry over food production. Sinclair originally intended to show how American factory workers were wrongfully treated but the people focused on the food safety. The Jungle illustrated the unsanitary and unethical standards of how meat was produced throughout factories in the United States. After Sinclair’s book was published the public started to demand new reforms in the meat industry. The descriptions used in Sinclair’s novel about the meat industry and the way meat was produced gained the attention of politicians and
In 1906, American writer Upton Sinclair published The Jungle which highlighted the harsh conditions Chicago’s immigrant meatpackers faced in meatpacking industries. Working undercover, Sinclair investigated how these industries exploited their workers by not providing basic sanitary conditions and regulating any safety precautions which often contaminated the meat supplies going out to the public. Per an excerpt from The Jungle, the men faced serious injuries such as sliced fingers and toxic inhalations which caused deadly diseases to upraise. Such conditions were inhumane which called for reform on the meatpacking industry from the public during the Progressive Era.
The Jungle is one of the best-known pieces of the muckraker movement.The novel is responsible for bringing the working and sanitary conditions of Chicago's slaughterhouses to light.The jungle a brilliant story that bring to light a lot of the trues people didn't consider.It show that the working conditions for the
The book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a book that tells about the working conditions of the meat packing industry located in Packing Town, a district in lower Chicago USA. In the book a family emigrating from Lithuania, and coming to America to start a new life, encounter hard times. James Braddock is an Irish emigrant who comes to America to start a life, He becomes a boxer and fights his way to the top. After the Depression hits, he is hit just as hard as everyone else is; he works in ports to make little to no money just to survive. At the end of The Jungle, Jurgis is a worker who finds his way once more and makes good money. At the end of Cinderella Man, James is the Heavyweight champion and is making his way out of his depression and onto a good life.
he early twentieth century was a wild, wild time – though we can 't immediately think of a time in American history that has been calm. Still, even by rowdy American standards, the first few years of the last century were crazy. Upton Sinclair was lucky enough to ride this wave of national dissatisfaction with the status quo straight to literary success. His novel The Jungle, an exposé of the meatpacking industry, became an enormous bestseller translated into seventeen languages within weeks of its publication in 1906. But while The Jungle has long been associated with food production (and its disgustingness), the book is actually a much broader critique of early twentieth-century business and labor practices in the rapidly growing cities of the United States.
The Jungle is a widely known book created by Upton Sinclair. Its mainly about a man by the name of Jurgis Rudkus and his family immigrating from Lithuania to Chicago for a better life in the Americas. The family finds a employment in a meat-packing factory. The family quickly realizes their dream becomes into a nightmare and it is not what they hoped for. The dream land is now a land of poverty and labor for the family. All the workers are paid poorly low, overworked, and are involved in dangerous labor conditions. Sinclair’s main goal of the book was for the rights of working people of America, mainly immigrants, focusing on the Chicago meat industry, the horrible conditions, the terrible injuries suffered by the workers. Most of the
Sinclair’s book The Jungle shows the hard situations that people in the time period unfortunately had. With many families coming into America, people were coming from all over to work in these jobs. The story follows Jergis, an immigrant who gets married and gets a new job at the meat packaging plant in Packingtown.