Upton Sinclair's 'The Jurgle'

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THE JUNGLE By: Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair starts the book off by introducing the setting of two immigrants of America from Lithuania the country north-east to Poland. The two are about to get married and Sinclair gives examples of the traditional Lithuanian customs of marriages. He also shows how it is difficult for Jurgis and Ona to keep alive the traditions being immigrants in America living in Chicago. The couple relying on gifts of money from the guest as a tradition doesn’t hold their end of the deal and Jurgis and Ona don’t end up with enough money to start a married life, or even enough to pay for the reception they threw. Jurgis wants to live the American dream and gets hired by the foreman of Brown and Company mainly for

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