The Jungle

The most prominent characteristic of Packingtown is

a. odor

b. tenements

c. a bubbly creek

d. the cries of animals

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a. odor

"One wondered about this, as also about the swarms of flies which hung about the scene, literally blackening the air, and the strange, fetid odor which assailed one’s nostrils, a ghastly odor, of all the dead things of the universe.

It impelled the visitor to questions and then the residents would explain, quietly, that all this was “made” land, and that it had been “made” by using it as a dumping ground for the city garbage."