Teacher Guide

The Jungle Lesson Plan

Relationship to Other Books

Students may want to compare and contrast the themes of The Jungle with themes in the following novels, plays, and nonfictional works:

The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald (the American Dream)

Oil! by Upton Sinclair (capitalism)

Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller (capitalism and the everyday working person)

Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser (food and America)

How the Other Half Lives, by Jacob Riis (poverty)

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