Muckraking V. Fiction In The Novel The Jungle

988 words - 4 pages

StephanieMs. OgarekMuckraking v. FictionWebster's dicctionary defines muckraking as, "To search out and publicly expose real or apparent misconduct of a prominent individual or business." Fiction, also defined by Webster, is, "Something invented by the imagination or feigned; specifically: an invented story." Throughout The Jungle more fact is used than fiction. The Jungle is more effective as a muckraking novel than it is as fiction.The Jungle shows the disgusting conditions of the stockyards. It let the reader see that the revolting rotten meat was packaged and sold to consumers throughout the country but by regulation only the worst quality and most diseased was sold in Chicago. "'Devyled ...view middle of the document...

The working conditions were not the only hardship the immigrants had to endure. The Jungle shed a light on how the immigrants lived and were cheated by the American born people after leaving their jobs at the stockyards. Many were homeless. Most were dying a slow, painful, desperate, hungry death. The character in the novel, Jurgis, bought a house only to find out that there were hidden costs in his monthly payments, "He saw now how they had been plundered" (116). Many immigrants were swindled out of their homes and theft was common. Many did not attempt to own a home instead they lived in boarding houses where they were packed in until not one more could fit. Disease also took a major role in the immigrants' life. Due to malnutrition and such close living quarters it was nearly impossible to beat it. After Ona gave birth to her son she was never well again. She simply did not have the time or proper care to help her. Many women of this time experienced the same problems as Ona. Ona's story, although fiction, was not unique or untrue. It helped expose to the public the conditions of these immigrants lives and how they lived in heavyhearted poverty.Another topic presented in this novel was women. Women could not maintain their pride and morals and make a decent living. Many women felt they had to turn to prostitution for their children and for themselves. They felt that prostitution was the only way to survive, which at the time was true. Ona was forced to have sex with her...

Other Essays On Muckraking V. Fiction In The Novel The Jungle

Empathy found in "The Jungle", "The Harvest Gypsies", and "Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr." - English 1honors - Essay

1121 words - 5 pages Harvest Gypsies” by John Steinbeck, “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair, and “Statement on the Assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.” by Robert F. Kennedy, empathy is evoked in an audience to inspire action and bring about a deeper understanding of the world. Although these stories all provided an understanding of empathy, “The Harvest Gypsies” presents it the best for the reason that the author compares and contrasts two families, uses emotion to

Classes in Oryx and Crake the novel - MDV - Essay

1695 words - 7 pages means there are less wealthy and less poor. This also means more spending, which on average means more pollution and other negative effects on the environment. Looking at other countries besides the western world we see only two classes again. One can see why this is a negative thing for society by looking at these countries or by reading the novel Oryx and Crake by Margret Atwood. In this story told by the perspective of Jimmy and his future self

Of Mice And Men Essay Which Discusses The Theme Of Loneliness In The Novel

798 words - 4 pages with and this sets him apart and causes his loneliness. Characters in the novel find it comforting talking to Lennie, he doesn't understand much so you can say anything to him. Curly's wife found talking to Lennie comforting but not realizing his danger her attempt to comfort him ended in her tragic demise. Curly's wife expressed her loneliness to Lennie, "Why can't I talk to you? I never get to talk to nobody. I get awful lonely," she told him her

Significance of the Title in the Novel Quicksand - Comparative Literature - Essay

2002 words - 9 pages Igneri Nicholas Igneri Professor Runciman COLI 211B 14 March 2019 Significance of the Title Quicksand by Nella Larsen The novel Quicksand was published in 1928 by Mulatto-American woman Nella Larsen. During this period of time, the Harlem Renaissance was at its peak. The Harlem Renaissance was a social movement for African-Americans where art and music exploded onto the scene. Larsen’s novel Quicksand can be considered an embracement and

The Outsiders Essay about symbolism in the novel - Southern Hills Middle School- Humanities - Essay

4099 words - 17 pages 1. Change the name of the document. 2. Place this document in your 1st Semester folder. 3. Turn in the document using the link below. TURN IN HERE Why do symbols matter in a novel? Symbols are used to provide meaning to the writing beyond what is actually being described. It creates a more in-depth meaning to the book and in turn making the novel all the more interesting. In The Outsiders, S.E. Hinton uses symbolism to represent ideas and lead

The Use of Practice In the Novel Anthem - Palo Verde High School - Essay

778 words - 4 pages Hall 1 Alexis Hall Ms. Myers English 10 Honors 04 Dec 2017 The Big Lie Adolf Hitler once said that it is easier to tell a big lie than to tell a small one. In the dystopian ​Anthem​ by Ayn Rand the government of the collective society in the novel is built on propaganda to promote their big lie. The big lie is that a person is not an “I” ,but a we, a nameless nobody only to serve their brothers, that one is always apart of a collective group

Discuss The Characterisation Of Emma Bovary In The Novel "Madame Bovary"

1022 words - 5 pages ?Nowhere is the discrepancy between Emma?s dreams and the realities of the world outside made clearer than in her choice of lovers? (p.xiv) Discuss the characterisation of Emma Bovary in the novel.In the novel, Madame Bovary, by Gustave Flaubert, the character of Emma has two different lovers, who present an impossible romantic ideal that she aspires to. She expected these men to transport her from her ordinary, mundane life, into of one of the

This essay decribes the evil within the symbols in the novel The Lord of the Flies - English 9 - Essay

904 words - 4 pages Evil Within Man Evil is an instinct every human is born with. We know that evil can be associated with sin and wrongdoing, but what does it take to be considered evil? In William Golding's novel The Lord of the Flies, Golding represents evil as the “Beast”. The “Beast” is said to be within each one of the boys, and is shown many times with Jack, and the other hunters. The Enlightenment thinker, Thomas Hobbes, had the same philosophy. He thought

A Christmas Carol. The three ghosts in the novel and the impact they had on the protagonist - 10A - Essay

764 words - 4 pages making his own. There were complaints made by Marley, the Ghost of Christmas Past and the Ghost of Christmas Present that prove the first three were not able to fully convert him. For example, Marley isn’t even able to convince Scrooge that ghosts exist in Stave 1, as Scrooge tells himself that Marley’s ghost may have been a simple “complaint” of the stomach. Next, when the Ghost of Christmas Present clasps Scrooge’s arms and begins to lead him

Discuss how nick perceives gatsby in the novel - English class - essay

906 words - 4 pages Discuss how Nick perceives him throughout the novel, and what makes him ‘great’? Fitzgerald perceives jay Gatz as ‘great’ in the sense that he has noble ambitions —to make something of himself including to rise as a successful businessman. Above all he aspires to recapture the transcendent love he feels for Daisy Buchanan. However, "great" is ironic in that the way Gatsby tries to accomplish his noble ends is by subverting the very society whose

Song of the brook fiction report - Sierra Norwiod - Essay

2363 words - 10 pages . Lunch Break: 1 hour (on your own) Seminar Ends: 3:30 p.m. Breaks: 15 minutes (mid-morning & mid-afternoon) CB M ED 3- 05 17 -1 V Y N E. C O M [ U SE E X PR ES S N U M BE R 13 01 4] 80 0. 39 7. 01 80 I 61 5. 33 1. 44 22 RE GI ST ER N OW INSURANCE CODING & BILLING FOR THE MEDICAL OFFICE Includes 2017 ICD-10-CM updates IN S U R A N C E C O D IN G & B IL LI N G F O R T H E M ED IC A L O FF IC E In cl u d es 2 0 1 6 - 2 0 1 7 IC D -1 0 -C M u p d at

Similar Papers

The Jungle Paper Summarizing The Novel High School English English Paper

707 words - 3 pages The Jungle Work Cited: Sinclair, Upton, The Jungle, N.Y., BanTam, 1981 In the book The Jungle, Upton Sinclair describes the many illegal tasks that workers were forced to work through by their bosses, and the conditions in which they worked in. One illegal task described was called “speeding up”. Another highly illegal way the slaughterhouse was run was that it was extremely unsanitary for the workers. A third illegal way the bosses ran the

Speech: The World And Society Depicted In Crime Fiction Texts

2068 words - 9 pages of Absurdist drama where the society is depicted by absurd plot and dialogue. In an irrational world, the conventions of cosy school style crime fiction are being satirised. The plot is overly emphasised to send up Agatha Christie novels, especially the novel Mousetrap. The idea of a play within a play is used to irrationalise the society depicted in the story. The crime is a murder committed in the drawing room of Muldoon Manor, an isolated

The Power Of Words In Literature Fiction/English Essay

1020 words - 5 pages was their perfect leader, but Max, a person who was like a part of her own family, was telling her how he was really not a good person at all. Fahrenheit 451 is a book by Ray Bradbury. It was written in the 1960’s right after the television had come out. It is a dystopian novel about what Bradbury had thought would happen if the television had continued to take over how it had been. The novel is set in a future where people do not talk to each

"The Most Dangerous Job" And "The Jungle Wesy Monroe Essay

733 words - 3 pages "The Most Dangerous Job" and chapter 14 of "The Jungle" are both good stories. They both use ethos and pathos to prove their point about the problematic conditions in the meatpacking industry. Out of both stories "The Most Dangerous Job" by Eric Schlosser is more effective with ethos and a little pathos then "The Jungle" By Upton Sinclair. I believe it more effective because it's more realistic and credible. In "The Most Dangerous Job" Eric