"The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair.

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Thematic essay on "The Jungle"

Basicly describes the capitalistic ways of governenment during the progressive area manifested into the meat packing section of Chicago. Vividly describes the hardships of imigrants in the early 1900's. What is the theme of The Jungle? What is Upton Sinclair's purpose behind this book?

Title: The Jungle

Author: Upton Sinclair

The Jungle as named by Upton Sinclair is an interesting story, describing the hardships, obstacles, as well as good times immigrants face when coming to the United States. I believe the title "The Jungle" was chosen to give mist, and almost a sense of secrecy to the book, compelling the reader to experience the novel in order to find a purpose behind the name. The title "The Jungle" describes the personality, and character of not only the actual setting of Chicago, but the people that dwell within as well. This book caters to those who don't, and wont except the fact that the American Dream is only what we hope for it to be.

The truth behind the American dream lies distinctly in the heart of this story. This blunt array of thought Sinclair has spilled into this novel will cause the reader to second guess their thoughts and beliefs of the candy coated ring of flesh and blood we call America. In this report I will be painting vivid pictures of "The Jungle", and supplying the reader with an abundance of opinionated statements; as well as the reasons this novel has withstood the test of time.

In the beginning of the book, Jurgis and Ona migrate to the United States with their family in search of a better life. Anyway while in Lithuania, the couple got married, and after the reception the family did not leave the owed fee of one hundred dollars.