Who Is Upton Sinclair's The Jungle?

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“ I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach.” This is one of the most famous statements in the 20th century by Upton Sinclair during the Industrial Revolution. The Jungle written by a socialist called Upton Sinclair. He took the book to the major publishers, but he was rejected because it was too shocking and depressing, so Upton Sinclair published it himself. He wrote “The Jungle” to raise sympathy for the fight of the workers being exploited by the capitalist system in the late 19th and early 20th centuries in the United States, focusing in on immigrants. He was trying to sway them emotionally, to work together. Upton Sinclair had tried to expose the horrible conditions faced by immigrants as they came to America and tried to survive in Chicago's Meat-Packing District in The Jungle. Instead, they were disgusted by what happened in the factories. …show more content…
He wanted to get a hold of the peoples’ eye by telling a harsh story of a tough/hard working man. The story shows that even the toughest of all the men still could not survive in America. Jurgus, the main character of the book finds the girl of his life (Ona) in his hometown in Lithuania, but her father won’t let them marry. Her father dies later on and Jurgus takes her family to America. When they first arrive in America they have a wedding and Upton Sinclair says probably the most important statement in the book “No one goes hungry”. That was the culture of Lithuania, but later in the story Jurgus realizes that in order to survive you have to be selfish. They all believed in the American Dream, but sadly they find out the hard way that the American Dream is just what people talked about, it hardly comes