In the early s Jurgis and his soon-to-be family by marriage decide to immigrate to the US from Lithuania. Soon the family find themselves deep in the horror that is the regulated in name only meat packing plants. Dominated by a society that circulates entirely around greed and wealth for the few at the expense of the many, the family and individuals within it slowly fall apart.
I knew it was important, apparently, because everyone said so, but no one said why. I guess I should have asked. From what I gathered, it had something to do with the meat industry and its nefarious doings in the early 20th century, which led me to expect a dry, straight-forward, tell-all non-fiction revealing corruptio Reading The Jungle will have you wringing your fists Upton Sinclair style.
From what I gathered, it had something to do with the meat industry and its nefarious doings in the early 20th century, which led me to expect a dry, straight-forward, tell-all non-fiction revealing corruption, worker neglect, health violations, unsafe food preparation, and other important but not very exciting topics.
Finally I read it. It did include all those topics, but it was fiction, and it was epic. The lower you were down on the corporate food chain, the less the industry cared about you, and that includes the consumer, that unwitting public being fed a product almost completely devoid of nutrition.
Granted, Sinclair had an agenda - reveal industry corruption - and he sugarcoated it in a captivating story to entice the unwashed masses to give it a read.
I popped this one in my mouth and it went down smoother than expected.The Jungle is keenly aware of its reality in the room – it knows its theatre – and those beyond. Inside the restaurant, different nationalities jostle and shout.
people live side by side, sometimes fractiously, on a site by a motorway with cars passing by.
Oct 20, · Yossi’s story has enough weight on its own to render Jungle a moderately compelling survival flick/5. The Jungle has now ended its run at the Young Vic but you can book for the West-End transfer.
★★★★★ "Exuberant, full of music and movement. This is a story we need to hear.
Jungle is certainly not my worst film of , but I think it might just be the most disappointing. I'm a *massive* fan of Greg McLean, and the trailer had me proper on board with Jungle%. The Jungle is exhausting, sad, relentless and infuriating. Around every corner there is one more obstacle to overcome for Jurgis, Ona and the other main characters in. This is that rare thing: a necessary piece of theatre. It is the work of Joe Murphy and Joe Robertson, who created Good Chance theatre in the refugee camp at Sangatte, Calais, that became known as.
It feels of national significance." Time Out. The Jungle has , ratings and 5, reviews. Robert said: Naturally, my high school English teacher felt it necessary to assign The Jungle to read /5.
Since The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair is also a novel that crosses into social criticism, there should be ample essays, too, upon an aspect of the novel that touchess social issues. However, there.
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