In the early 20th century, there were many new things happening for the United States. There were huge waves of immigrants coming in from all over the world. There were things being built on every corner, things that no one had ever heard of before. Meat was being produced in mass quantities, to serve the demand. In Chicago there were Immigrants working very high risk jobs, with incredibly low pay. People would travel all around the world to discover new things, and new places.
In the story, The Jungle, By Upton Sinclair, there is a Lithuanian family who traveled very far to get to America, in hopes to chase a dream and a new start. They first arrive on Ellis Island in New York, to find that there is absolutely no work to be seen for miles. The Family travels west to Chicago, a rural city with stock yards, power plants and all together a very stinky and bad town. Jurgis Rudkus, the main character of the story, had landed a job in the Slaughterhouse, it smells bad, looks bad, and has many horrible sounds.
In the early 20th century, slaughter houses were a big part of America, because of America’s demand for meat, the slaughterhouses had to produce as much product as they could, to sustain a balance between production and consumption. A Slaughter House was not a good place for anyone to work. The people who actually did work at the slaughterhouses could be covered in blood all day. Cutting a pig was not only a long process, but was also very nasty. The pig would first be tied up in chains around its back ankles, as it squeals going down the line, there would be people standing at certain places in a long line, one cutting the throat, would chopping the head off, one cutting down the middle of the pig.
Every few minutes, after killing many animals, someone would come through and sweep the blood, skin, bones anything that was dropped on the floor, into the bin with the rest of the meat, to be processed and packaged. The meat was badly inspected, and there was...