The Jungle

Offer four phrases from the chapter that develop the jungle metaphor that Sinclair initiates with the book's title.

chapter sixteen.

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"At first he was like a wild beast that has glutted itself; he was in a dull stupor of satisfaction."

"When night fell he was pacing up and down his cell like a wild beast that breaks its teeth upon the bars of its cage. Now and then in his frenzy he would fling himself against the walls of the place, beating his hands upon them. They cut him and bruised him--they were cold and merciless as the men who had built them."

"But no, their bells were not ringing for him--their Christmas was not meant for him, they were simply not counting him at all. He was of no consequence--he was flung aside, like a bit of trash, the carcass of some animal."

"They had put him behind bars, as if he had been a wild beast, a thing without sense or reason, without rights, without affections, without feelings. Nay, they would not even have treated a beast as they had treated him! Would any man in his senses have trapped a wild thing in its lair, and left its young behind to die?"


The Jungle/ Chapter 16