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In Upton Sinclairs novel The Jungle not only symbolized an era where dirt and filth ran rampant in meat packing industry but it also exposed people to the natural human desire of greed power and corruptions This in turn was a socialist transformation itself Sinclair also provides the meaning to the phrase wage slavery in different waysIn the novel Sinclair tells a story about a man name Jurgis a Lithuanian immigrant who gets married to young lady named Ona Lukoszaite whos also a Lithuanian immigrant At the wedding there are saloon-keepers who cheats the family on liquor and beer claiming that the guests consumed more than they actually did Since the family had enough sense not to argue with these powerful people they decided to do as they were told Since Jurgis felt that he was strong enough to work off the money that was owed to these people he decided to work harderThroughout the 1st two chapters of the novel Sinclair finds a way to talk about Socialism Socialism is the belief that whoever controls the means of production holds the power to determine how well the people live The Socialists were organized in every civilized nationSinclair 315 When Jurgis had made himself familiar with the Socialist literature as he would very quickly he would get glimpses of the Beef Trust from all sorts of aspects and he would find it everywhere the same it was the incarnation of blind and insensate Greed In the Novel Sinclair also emphasizes wage slavery They will certainly be over two hundred dollars and maybe three hundred and three hundred dollars is more than the years income of many a person in this roomin ice cold cellars with a quarter of an inch of water on the floor- men who for six or seven months in the year never see the sunlight from Sunday afternoon till the next Sunday morning - and who cannot earn three
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