This book describes in extreme detail how life was like in the early industrial age. A family moves to Chicago in hopes for a better life, but get beaten down instead with many unfortunate events. They work all day and live in a horrible shack at night. Many characters die because of how bad the conditions are. Most of the time my face was twisted in horror with how descriptive their pains were. Through writing this book, Upton Sinclair caused many food laws to be passed. His main reason for writing the book though was to encourage socialism as the best form of government. He later wrote "People care more about their stomachs, then human rights".
This report prepared by Melissa Pett
The Jungle chronicles the lives of a Lithuanian immigrant family that moves to industrial Chicago in the early 1900's. Living in “Packingtown,” the slums of the city, by night, and working in its monstrous meat processing factories by day, the family members toil arduously to survive, but are ultimately crushed by the weight of corrupt and greedy capitalist America. The spirit of the protagonists is challenged by the realization that the American Dream is a hollow institution.
This report prepared by Patrick Fisher
A family of Lithuanian immigrants come to America to start their new lives, but they discover that only the strong can survive.
This report prepared by Emily