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Capitalism Its a Jungle out there The Jungle written by Upton Sinclair is a disturbing tail about the darker side of America In this book the reader is introduced to several characters from Lithuania who have dreams of rising from the depths of poverty using the American dream to attain a life full of freedom finical security hope and happiness Instead these characters are bombarded with slavery manipulation depression and hard realizations about true American society These realizations lead one of the characters to Socialism a system Sinclair seems to find more agreeable than capitalism In the first chapter of this book the reader is introduced to Jurgis a hard working limited minded young man who is about to wed a young lady named Ona Jurgis big day is one of the only glimpses of hope that the reader sees in this book It is the only time when the future of these people looks decent in any shape or form The guests are dancing and the band plays while others drink themselves into a stupor The general mood is one of contentment However even in this scene Upton Sinclair slowly begins to integrate the Lithuanian group into Americas harsh society Teta Elzbieta noted this phenomenon while at the wedding A trouble was come upon them The Veselija is a compact a compact not expressed but therefore only the more binding upon all Every ones share was different-and yet every one knew perfectly well what his share was and strove to give a little more Now however since they had come to the new country all this was changing it seemed as if there must be some subtle poison in the air that one breathed here-
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