Upton Sinclair Writing Styles in The Jungle

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Point of View

The novel is written in a third person point of view with an authorial voice. The novel is written with a focus on the main character, Jurgis Rudkus. However, the author never really enters Jurgis’s mind. Instead, he tells the story as an outside observer.

The point of view of this novel allows the writer to give the reader information that they otherwise would not receive. This allows the author to report on the packing houses and other aspects of the story in a way that does not require an emotional response from the main character. For this reason, the point of view of this novel works with the plot.

Language and Meaning

The novel is written in the early 1900s with a foreign family as the main characters. This allows for many foreign words and phrases in the novel that are often explained...

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