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How Do You Get By?

Summary:      This essay deals with significance of Sinclair's choosing of the title "The Jungle."
"He gets by on you/ And the space he invades/ He gets by on you/ ... Mean, mean pride," is from Rush's song Tom Sawyer. This belief is the main philosophy portrayed throughout Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Through the book, Sinclair demonstrates the greed of Capitalism and how it gives politicians and businessmen the ability to "get by " on the immigrants and allows them to prosper. It is through pride that the businessmen feel worthy enough to take advantage of the immigrants. By calling the book, The Jungle, he is able to pull the reader's attention to the politics and use the concept of Social Darwinism to demonstrate how the old and weak are discarded and how adaptation to one's surroundings is essential in survival. In many matters the character's merciless manners may resemble a famished jungle animal.

Sinclair's main purpose in naming the book, The...

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