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The Jungle Essay (symbolism)

Summary: The symbolism in Upton Sinclair's, The Jungle.
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is loaded with symbolism. The title itself is symbolic. The other things that are symbolic are Packing town and the cans with rotten meat in them.

The title is the most symbolic image in The Jungle. It symbolizes survival of the fittest, because all of Packing town was very competitive and only the strongest survive. The Jungle also symbolizes Social Darwinism. Social Darwinism was designed to reward the strongest and most likely to succeed, while the inferior people were almost at the bottom of the chain. The hard-working immigrants are corrupted by the idea of Darwinism. Sinclair tries to show that the strongest people are not the best of the humans but in reality, are the worst of them all.

The Jungle has another symbol which is Packing town in general. For example, the slaughter house and animal pens are symbols...

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