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In The Jungle a novel written by Upton Sinclair Sinclair aims toidealize the socialist Partys objectives and methods among AmericansHowever most Americans over-looked this fact and simply saw The Jungleas a novel exposing the horrid realities of the meat packing industrySinclair successfully managed to improve the meat packing industry inChicago but never got his point across to the public socialism wasbetter than capitalism Despite the issue at hand Sinclairs noveldemonstrates a clear distaste for capitalism and the title of the novelreflects upon this One of the areas in which capitalism is denounced isthrough the large corporations such as the meat packing industry and afew others Politics is another region of the novel where Sinclairattempts to dissuade Americans from following capitalism and hopes tohave people join the better socialist party Finally The Jungle isfull of symbolism that subtly censures capitalism or at least triesto Upton Sinclair displays the role that large corporations played in thelives of Jurgis and his family and uses this to denounce capitalismThe agent was most polite and explained that that was the usualformula that it was always arranged that the property should be merelyrented Sinclair 63 Here Sinclair makes it clear that Jurgis and hisfamily have been fooled The house they thought they had purchased isnot truly theirs but they merely rent it the salesman did this inorder to make it easier to evict families if there payments were everlate Sinclair is arguing that capitalists cheat people in situationssuch as this to further their own personal gain Furthermore bigbusinesses like real-estate agencies attack the weak and uneducatedwho do not fully understand the process they are going through Then hebegan to-to make love to me Then he threatened me He knew yourboss- he knew Marijas He would hound us to death Sinclair 181 Inthis situation Ona was being raped by her boss Phil Connor Not only isthis another example of personal gain through capitalism but it is alsoan example of the separation
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