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Upton Sinclair's Ultimate Message in The Jungle

Summary: Upton Sinclair intended to do more in writing his book The Jungle than to speak for "the workingmen of America," the people to whom he dedicated the book. A convert to socialism, Sinclair wrote the book in order to question the American capitalist system, and he intended to improve the lives of the workers and immigrants who suffered under capitalism by showing them what he considered to be the better path of socialism.
Upton Sinclair's ultimate goal was not only to speak for "the workingmen of America," the people he dedicated The Jungle to, but it was to question the people of the country of their capitalist system. Wasn't it true that the intense competition for the will to survive caused the working-class of America to graze their horrifying "urban landscape" like uncivilized animals of a savage jungle? The first twenty or so chapters of his novel, with its vivid detail and heartbreaking events, caused the people of America to open their eyes and realize that their country was far from perfect. As a convert to socialism himself, Mr. Sinclair was a firm believer that the evils of capitalism were to blame for all the misfortune and suffering millions of workers and immigrants struggled to overcome, and by writing reforming books such as this one, he...

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