The novel “Jungle” portrays the lower ranks of the industrialized world as the scene of the naked struggle for the survival. It describes the place where ordinary works are not only forced to be competitors for each other, but they are hard pressed for keeping the starvation from the door and roof which are located over their heads. With the unions cheap and weak labor plentiful, the social state of Darwin of the survival of the fittest exists. Around this eventual disintegration and integration of Jurgis Rudlis and his family, the real story revolves. His family is Lithuanian immigrants who move to the stockyards of Chicago hoping to find the better life. Unfortunately, as it often can be, their hopes disintegrate like the hundreds of other unskilled immigrants at the beginning of the century. The necessity of finance forces these people into the virtual slave labor for surviving. For Jurgis Rudlis and the members of his family, the slave master is the greedy and ruthless meat packing industry, leaders of which value their workers no more than the animals.
The novel “Jungle” demonstrates the relations between the workers who were slaughtering the animals and animals that were being slaughtered from the very beginning of the novel. The author compares the workers with the animals who are killed and pinned up daily in the stockyards, which are moved along on the conveyor belts by the special machinery that has nothing for their own desires.
The key and the most important comparison is the condition of the workingmen. It is described as the efficient automatic assimilates them, and the blind fate swallows them up. Some of these working men are even swallowed up when they were going to fall into the huge vats and emerge as the Pure Leaf Lard of Durham. The author of this novel gives lots of explanations and situations to give the complete image of the life of animals and workers. And that is why the novel “Jungle” also demonstrates how diseased, wounded and pregnant animals are turned into the food for people under the same unappropriated and unhealthy conditions that with the time leave healthy and full of live men diseased and wounded. Everything happened in such a way because of the fact that people had no heating system or something that would make their accommodations more comfortable and convenient for living. And, of course, these men had to work outside during the winters, when the weather was so terrible.
The novel “Jungle” portrays the lower ranks of the industrialized world as the scene of the naked struggle for the survival. It describes the place where ordinary works are not only forced to be competitors for each other, but they are hard pressed for keeping the starvation from the door and roof which are located over their heads.