He is so frustrated that he decides to take up a job in a fertilizer plant that is close to his home. THE JUNGLE BY UPTON SINCLAIR Upton Sinclair, one of the most influential of his time, wrote the novel“The Jungle” in the year 1906.Sinclair’s main purpose in this novel was to explain and portray the life of the immigrants in the United States of America.
We are informed that Dede Antanas, the father of Jurgis, lands a job, but, this he achieves through corrupt means.
Late, the old man succumbs to death since the job he got was too difficult for him (Bloom 25).
We learn that Marija is fired from her job even after regaining it later, Ona gets pregnant and as a result, her job becomes an extremely difficult affair.
Later, Ona gives birth to a boy who is named Antanas, in memory of Jurgis’s late father.
Winter according to the author is the most dangerous period in Packington, and this even translates into the working conditions.
For example, we are informed that the place that Jurgis works in brings risks into his life each time he goes for work.For example, when Jurgis is injured, he is bedridden for a period of three months, unable to perform any work.His accident had been caused by poor working conditions at the factory, but, the factory does not consider this. Jonas is unable to put up with this misery, hence he runs away from the family without ever informing anyone of his actions.Besides, there is no disregard for workers’ safety in this region.Moreover, the immigrant community in Packingtown is exposed to corruption and crime, which extremely complicates life in the area.Later, Marija’s financial woes worsen since her factory closes down and she later loses her job.Jurgis is very stressed about these living conditions of his family members, which prompts him to join a union.The despair and hopelessness that prevailed among the immigrants who worked as lower class workers is represented by an example of a huge family of 12 members.Sinclair’s novel became very popular as it stressed on improving the conditions...and......Ten Hidden Truths in “The Jungle” by Upton Sinclair The Jungle is an important insight into American history, more importantly it unveils the hidden truths of workers’ life in Chicago at the beginning of twentieth century.Usually these truths remain hidden until late in a worker’s life, and only exposed to him bit by bit.