Who Is Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle? Essay

The Jungle by Upton Sinclair was published in 1906. It quickly became popular and soon influenced the health and immigration laws that he currently have today. Because of this book, organizations like the USDA, FDA, FSIS, and CFSAN.
In The Jungle the Rudkus family moves to the United States of America from Lithuania. Jurgis quickly finds a job at a meat packing company. After some time, they buy a house and go into a great debt that they can’t pay. Ona’s boss Phil Connor forces Ona into having sex with him and scares her into keeping it a secret. When Jurgis finds out he confronts Connor and starts to attack him, only to be put in jail. After he is released he finds out the they lost the house and the rest of the family is homeless and broke. Ona dies so Jurgis leaves and travels the…

Many Americans tricked immigrants in renting to own a house at a high rent and charging interest without them knowing so they could kick them out and sell it to someone else. Because many immigrants didn’t know very much english, they fell for this scam. “He sprang and caught her by the arm, lifting her up, and glaring into her face. “Tell me where you were last night!” he panted. “Quick, out with it!” Then she began to whisper, one word at a time: “I/*was in–a house– downtown–” “What house? What do you mean?” She tried to hide her eyes away, but he held her. “Miss Henderson’s house,” she gasped. He did not understand at first. “Miss Henderson’s house,” he echoed. And then suddenly, as in an explosion, the horrible truth burst over him, and he reeled and staggered back with a scream. He caught himself against the wall, and put his hand to his forehead, staring about him, and whispering, “Jesus! Jesus!” An instant later he leaped at her, as she lay groveling at his feet. He seized…