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The ability of Upton Sinclair and The Jungle The publication "The Jungle", is a hybrid of history, literature, along with propaganda. It was composed in 1906 from Upton Sinclair, to show that the control big company had within the average working man, and his loved ones. Sinclair was one of the most famous muckrakers in history; he subjected scandals and political corruption at the early nineteen hundreds (Literature 572). He tried to show his idea of the answer for the issues of the days: socialism. At the time Sinclair wrote, communism was not yet around, therefore the anti-socialistic fears weren't yet aroused. The socialist party, to which Sinclair belonged because he had been twenty-four, was moderately popular in certain regions (pun 572). The American people were, in a sense, open to the proposal. As the title proposes, the books is intended to demonstrate how American financial power had led big company, trusts, and incorporations to take charge of the nation, and turn it into a brutal jungle, where the 'little man' had almost no hope for survival, let alone hope of the American dream of prosperity. Sinclair wasn't chiefly interested in journalism, but as some think. He paid his way through school writing cheap adventure novels, and he began writing more critical functions, but was incredibly unsuccessful, making less than a million dollars in four years. When his bad fortune ran out, a chance excite, and he took advantage of it. The editor of a socialist magazine, also known as the Appeal to Reason, offered him five hundred dollars to write a book about industrial workers, and their slave like conditions. They intended to serialize the book, that is, release this piece by piece, similar to sit-coms are completed toda...