The Jungle is an interesting, but very somber read. It is a story of a Lithuanian family who moves to Chicago in pursuit of the “American Dream.” Jurgis Rudkus, the male head of the family, and main character, convinces his family that America is the land of opportunity, alluding to the possibilities for the future…
In 1904 Upton Sinclair wrote “The Jungle” describing in graphic detail the unsanitary process of meat production, and today we have a modern case of the same issues Upton Sinclair brought up, described in the documentary “Food Inc.” America as a whole has grown greatly since 1904 in every way, the car industry, our foreign…
Upton Sinclair’s 1906 novel, The Jungle, which was published by Doubleday Jabber & Company, horrified the American public at the time, as it exposed the plight of immigrants under the insatiable greed of trusts. Based on events that the author experienced when he went undercover in the Chicago stockyards, The Jungle followed the journey of…
November 4, 1905
The Jungle is a 1906 novel by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair. The novel portrays the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.
Novel by Upton Sinclair
The main theme of The Jungle is the evil of capitalism. Every event, especially in the first twenty-seven chapters of the book, is chosen deliberately to portray a particular failure of capitalism, which is, in Sinclair’s view, inhuman, destructive, unjust, brutal, and violent.