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Dreams are optimistic and desirable and can come in many forms such as a vision an inspiration or even a promise from someone Jurgis Rudkus envisioned a promise of prosperity guaranteed by the capitalist regime but the prosperity visualized was only that of a mirage Sinclair uses Jurgis unfulfilled dreams to point out the evil deceptions and deceits practiced by capitalism The first run in that Jurgis has with the capitalists wolves starts with the purchase of a new home The nave Lithuanian family buys a home without knowing any of the details that come along with the purchase of a home The real estate agent personifying capitalism cons the family into believing they can actually own the so-called new home In the first place as to the house they had bought it was not new at all as they had supposed it was about fifteen years old and there was nothing new upon it but the paintThe house was one of a whole row that was built by a company which existed to make money by swindling poor people Sinclair 81 This fateful event begins a dominoe effect of struggles and the deterioration of Jurgis dream Capitalism controlled every aspect of Jurgis family and life The whole of society is in their grip the whole labor of the world lies at their mercy-and like fierce wolves they rend and destroy like ravening vultures they devour and tear Sinclair 364 The packers made it impossible for even the children to go to school and be educated The low wages obliged the children to work in order for survival Sinclair illustrates how capitalism snares all of its laborers into its will and its ways never for this laboring class to become prosperous or educated but only to remain a device for profit Times only got worst for Jurgis The capitalist society not only controlled his economic state but also his love life Jurgis love
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