The Jungle: Thesis
In the position of Upton Sinclair, the abrupt, constant misguide of our State’s trade and industry through those private individuals who hone such corporations is detrimental because it proposes the insatiable ruin of children and young adult’s innocence alike to its wretched willingness to sell diseased meat to an unsuspecting public. He abides by discrediting the capitalist political system to the fullest extent rather than proposing a detailed and sufficient plan on how the United States can install socialism into its economic roots. Therefore, the suggestion of alternating capitalistic beliefs to socialistic beliefs remains a suggestion rather than an actual movement for the injustices of ‘wage slavery’ during the early 1900s. That being said, the iconic term which Sinclair ideals to be a solution, one’s cure for all devastation caste by capitalism is socialism; which in general terms is the advocacy of production regulated by the entirety of the community.
While having proposed this idealistic claim that socialism is the answer for the lone, suffering working class, it is apparent that Upton Sinclair carefully deduces his argument through crafty symbolism.
What can easily be deduced from the portrayal of twenty-seven chapters in ‘The Jungle’ is the ‘imperial’ essence of how an economically strategic system in the State’s trade and industry, meatpacking in particular, can be cruelly altered in which way comes the most profitable for those private individuals that one said corporations. Others otherwise know this as capitalism. Throughout the decades centralized around the premature 1900s, Sinclair’s view of the effect of capitalism on the working class of Americans is portrayed through the gradual eradication of Jurgis’s immigrant family at the hand of a discriminating and narrow-minded economic and social system; this failure flourishing emotions of despair and inhumanity on the community.