The Question and Answer section for The Jungle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
A muckraker would be defined as a journalist who worked in investigative reporting and focused on social problems, as well as political and corporate corruption.
Marija is getting ready for the wedding day activities, the veselija, and she uses her “broad shoulders” and “tremendous voice” to make sure everyone is in the correct place at the correct time. The veselija is a Lithuanian word.
Do you think Sinclair's descriptions of the conditions in the meat - packing plants were exaggerated or sensationalistic? In your opinion, would The Jungle have been as effective if Sinclair had hit the public's "heart" instead of its "stomach"? Explain.
I believe that Sinclair accomplished both. He hit the public's stomach by revealing exactly how their meat was processed and readied for sale. He hit their heart by exposing the plight of the people who labored within the industry and enlightening...