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Upton Sinclair Jr His Novel The Jungle 1878 - 1968 Upton Sinclair the man who grasped America by the stomach His famous novel The Jungle showed how the Progressive Era was a time where the meat packaging wasnt exactly the cleanest in Chicago This is where the problem was brought up by Upton In our essay we plan to discuss how The Jungle has goten its fame before and after events all leading up to a conclusion of a bill this law enforce stronger rules to inspect meat and to put all of the ingredients on a package label If we try to list the reasons why The Jungle has become a classic we can show how much that fiction can become into a political reality factor Historians also see The Jungle as one of the worlds best expressions of fury over mans cruelty to other men Upton Junior began his writing career as a college student Before he was graduated from the City College of New York in 1897 he had already sold many jokes and stories to newspapers and magazines By the time he left graduate study at Columbia University in 1900 he had published ninety stories for magazines like Army and Navy Weekly What turned Sinclair to more serious literature was an traumatic religious experience From his friendship with a young minister Sinclair got a devotion to moral and social justice The Reverend W W Moir took the Gospels so seriously that he taught his students that a rich man had no chance of going to Heaven When he gave Sinclair some works to read Sinclair found them so contradictory to Moirs teachings he lost faith in orthodox religion but for the rest of his life he did believe in the moral teachings of Jesus From that point on his writing became highly serious and idealistic Now finally unto the interesting part The Meat
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