The Jungle And Immigration

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The Jungle and Immigration The Jungle is a great book that exemplifies immigration and how it has extreme hardships that immigrants face in their everyday lives. Upton Sinclair does a great job of bringing out the horrors of immigrant labor. The lives of modern immigrants compare rather differently to the lives of the immigrants during Jurgis’ time. Many immigrants came to America because they were looking to capture and fulfill the American dream, which believes that working hard and diligently while being patient will result in economic gain and success and achieving every immigrant’s goal of becoming an American citizen. The Jungle also attacks Capitalism and how private owners should not control all means of production and the public economy. Most immigrants tried and often failed to rally against party bosses. The immigrants of today come in much cleaner, quicker, and easier ways. Modern immigrants can travel by plane and they do not have to experience the same exact horrors that previous immigrants faced. Immigrants come from many areas, but most immigrants came from Europe. They came because they were fleeing things such as famine. Most Irish immigrants came to America during the potato famine. Immigrants of other nationalities came to America because they were fleeing things such as religious persecution, freedom, genocide, economic crisis, and basically a life that is much better than the one that they already have. The immigrants of today come to seek a better life, start or expand businesses, start their families, and quite often, some immigrants come to America just to have their children be born American citizens. In Jurgis’ case he just wanted his family to have a better life in America, which is why he moved them from Lithuania to Chicago. Today, a meat packing plant isn’t a very admirable job, but back when the United States was in its peak of
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