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The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair's The Jungle is the tale of a Lithuanian immigrant, Jurgis Rudkus, and his Loved Ones. Jurgis and his family go to the United States in the center of the Industrial Revolution, only to find themselves accountable for the transition at work and in society in general. Jurgis faces innumerable societal injustices, and through a string of such interactions, the subject of the novel is revealed: the aid of socialism over capitalism as an economic and social structure. Jurgis learns soon after minding his loved ones that he alone cannot make enough to support his whole family, regardless of the strength of his valiant efforts to work more challenging. Shortly his wife and the remainder of his household are working as well, all wanting to chip in to pay for household expenses. However, such vulnerability demonstrates itself to be too dangerous and detrimental to this Rudkuses. Jurgis becomes hardened with his own negative experiences as he realizes that, in a capitalist society such as the one that he was living in, there's absolutely not any justice. Hard work is not justly rewarded, and often times corruption is rewarded in its own location. Through and through, he sees that capitalist life is not fair. Soon he is injured on the job and is made to stay home and out of work while his mangled foot fixes. Jurgis is sidelined out of work for two weeks, and upon his return he discovers himself replaced by a different worker. Desperate for work, he chooses a dreaded place in the glue factory. Hi wife is pregn...