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The Jungle, A Plea to Save the American Dream

Summary: Reviews The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair. Examines the book as an effective plea to amend societal evils and economic injustices created by a capitalist system of commerce. Describes the effectiveness of the narration.
What was the American Dream? Was it simply just an ideal of millions of hopeful immigrants that a place will magically solve all their problems? It's hard to imagine packing up all of your belongings and leaving your life behind to take a chance on this so-called "land of opportunity." Few immigrants ended up being successful, and the majority found America to be a terrible, corrupt place, realizing too late the American Dream was just that, a dream that would never come true. The book The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair, calls to attention the inhuman and corrupt aspects of the capitalism in the early 1900's.

The meat-packing Industry in Chicago was a disgusting, unsanitary, and illegal business that forced desperate immigrants to work for unfair wages in disgusting working conditions under a corrupt capitalist government. He used the book as propaganda...

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