1. Write a short description 1-3 paragraphs on what the jungle is!
     
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  2. I feel like if I say something bad I will be abused so I will stay quiet and watch thank you :D
     
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  3. Wolf

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    The main plot of The Jungle follows Lithuanian immigrant Jurgis Rudkus, who came to the United States in the hope of living the American dream, and his extended family, which includes Ona, Jurgis’s wife; Elzbieta, Ona’s stepmother; Elzbieta’s six children; Marija, Ona’s cousin; and Dede Rudkus, Jurgis’s father. They all live in a small town named Packingtown in Chicago. The title of Sinclair’s novel describes the savage nature of Packingtown. Jurgis and his family, hoping for opportunity, are instead thrown into a chaotic world that requires them to constantly struggle in order to survive. Packingtown is an urban jungle: savage, unforgiving, and unrelenting.

    After being scammed into renting a barely livable house, they get to work. As winter comes, the conditions at each of their places of work become even more dangerous. Dede dies. Jurgis responds to these terrible working conditions by joining a labour union. His membership reveals to him the corruption deeply embedded in the factory system, which prompts him to take English classes in the hopes of promotion. Ona gives birth to a boy who is named Antanas, and she is forced to return to work just a week later. After suffering a sprained ankle from a work-related accident, Jurgis is bedridden for three months without pay; this lack of income puts a massive strain on his family. During this time, one of Elzbieta’s children dies of food poisoning. Jurgis, finally recovered, tries to find work, but, after three months of being sedentary, he has lost some of his strength, causing all the factories to deny him work. Eventually he gets a job at a fertilizer plant—the worst possible job, because the chemicals used there kill most workers after a few years. Jurgis takes to alcohol.

    Ona is pregnant for a second time and, after returning home late one night from work, is revealed to have been raped by her boss, Phil Connor. Jurgis finds and attacks Connor and then is jailed for a month. Jurgis meets Jack Duane, who is a criminal; the two become friends. When Jurgis is released from prison, he finds that his family has been evicted from their house. When he finds them, he discovers Ona prematurely in labour. Both she and the child die. Jurgis, defeated, goes on a drinking binge. Invoking Antanas’s needs, Elzbieta finally convinces Jurgis to find another job. A wealthy woman takes interest in the family and provides Jurgis with a job at a steel mill. Jurgis feels renewed hope; he has dedicated himself entirely to Antanas. However, Jurgis’s life is shattered once again when he arrives home to find Antanas drowned in a mud puddle outside their house.

    Jurgis abandons the rest of the family and wanders the countryside for a while, returning to Chicago the next winter to live on his own. He finds a job digging freight tunnels, where he soon injures himself. When he recovers, he is unable to find a job and is forced to beg on the streets. He gets hold of a hundred-dollar bill after spending a night with a wealthy man named Freddie Jones. However, when he attempts to change out the hundred for smaller bills at a bar, the bartender swindles him. Jurgis attacks the bartender and lands back in jail, where he is reunited with Jack Duane. Upon release, the men commit a number of burglaries and muggings as partners. Mike Scully, a corrupt politician, eventually hires Jurgis to cross picket lines as a scab. He makes a substantial amount of money doing this.

    Jurgis encounters Phil Connor again and, in a fit of rage, attacks him. Jurgis is once again sent to prison. When he is released, he has no money and survives on charity. He finds Marija, who has become a prostitute in order to support Elzbieta and her remaining children. Marija has become addicted to morphine. Jurgis is eager to find a job before he goes to see Elzbieta. One night Jurgis wanders into a socialist political rally, where he is transformed. The novel ends with a hopeful chant of revolt: “Chicago will be ours.”



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    was written at a time when the United States was in the throes of industrialization. Working-class immigrants to the United States had limited employment choices outside of factory jobs with often terrible working conditions. Sinclair wanted to expose these conditions to the wider American public, hoping that an appeal to readers’ emotions might spark change. He was given a $500 advance in 1904 by the socialist magazine Appeal to Reason to begin his project. The results were published serially until 1906, when Doubleday published The Jungle as a novel. To do research, Sinclair had gone undercover for seven weeks inside various Chicago meatpacking plants. The novel, while containing an abundance of true events, is fictional. Jurgis Rudkus and his family are not real people. Rather, their story is an amalgamation of stories Sinclair was exposed to. He utilized the fictional immigrant family as a vehicle for nonfictional anecdotes.

    When The Jungle was published, its readers were outraged—but not in the way Sinclair had hoped. Their primary concern was food quality rather than the dangerous labor practices and cruel treatment of animals that Sinclair sought to expose. “I aimed at the public’s heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach,” he said. Using the public’s reaction to the novel, U.S. Pres. Theodore Roosevelt pushed Congress to pass both the Pure Food and Drug Act, which ensured that meatpacking plants processed their products in a sanitary manner, and the Meat Inspection Act, which required that the U.S. Department of Agriculture inspect all livestock before slaughter.
     
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  4. KILL1NG

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    Welcome To The Jungle
    Guns N' Roses

    Welcome to the jungle, we've got fun and games
    We got everything you want honey, we know the names
    We are the people that can find whatever you may need
    If you got the money, honey we got your disease
    Jungle, welcome to the jungle
    Watch it bring you to your shun n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n knees, knees
    Uh I, I wanna watch you bleed
    Welcome to the jungle, we take it day by day
    If you want it you're gonna bleed but it's the price to pay
    And you're a very sexy girl, very hard to please
    You can taste the bright lights, but you won't get there for free
    In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
    Feel my, my, my serpentine
    Uh, I, I want to hear you scream
    Welcome to the jungle, it gets worse here every day
    You learn to live like an animal in the jungle where we play
    If you got hunger for what you see, you'll take it eventually
    You can have everything you want but you better not take it from me
    In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
    Watch it bring you to your n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n knees, knees
    Uh ah, I'm gonna watch you bleed
    And when you're high you never ever wanna come down
    So down, so down, so down, yeah
    You know where you are?
    You're in the jungle baby
    You're gonna die
    In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
    Watch it bring you to your shun n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n knees, knees
    In the jungle, welcome to the jungle
    Feel my, my, my serpentine
    In the jungle welcome to the jungle
    Watch it bring you to your shun n-n-n-n-n-n-n-n knees, knees
    Down the jungle, welcome to the jungle
    Watch it bring you to you
    It's gonna bring you down, huh
     
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  5. ANurd

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    @FlashFlood Alright, I do think that you should take at least a short break, and while I will miss you immensely, I support your decision. In the short time I have known you, you have been an amazing friend and nobody deserves this level of harassment. You deserve to live a happy life, and that isn't easy to do in this cancerous hell of a community. Your name flows like sweet honey tbh. It is truly a great name. I truly love you so much, you aspire me to extract your pussy and shove it inside mine. Your scent gives off the vibes and aroma of love and beauty, and I would like to have some of that. You are very pretty. I guarantee you that somebody, somewhere who is perfect for you would think the very same. I can't even comprehend how much my emotions fight over you. Do I love or hate you because of your selflessness and determination you exhibit in your manner and demeanor. I wish you could see yourself through my eyes, whether or not you believe yourself as beautiful or not. No, you are not beautiful. You are a celestial being and one of a kind, I wish I could have you for myself. Though I haven't met you, you are the one thing that makes me want to wake up every morning. Just to hear your voice, excites me to the brim, and my heart explodes on impact. I would do anything to see you, anything. Even the person who disregards love and beauty would instantly be attracted to you as I am. People line up to your city just to have a sniff of the aroma you distinguish. The most beautiful men and women are put to shame once they are around you. You are the one to turn straight women lesbian, gay men straight, and have even the most minuscule thing be attracted to you. I was an atheist before I met you, and now I am not. For I have found God on Earth, you.
     
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  6. Shit stains
     
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  7. Jovihi

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    I’m creeped out
     
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  8. Deapy

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    The Jungle is the best mw boys and grils out there
     
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  9. The Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle
     
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  10. Is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle is the Jungle
     
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  11. Deapy

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    The Jungle Is the jungle the Jungle is the Jungle The Jungle is the Jungle The Jungle is The Jungle The Jungle is the Jungle The Jungle is the Jungle.

    I bet you didn’t read all of that and missed when it said ”u suck”

    I bet you also went back to look for it. GOTCHA
     
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  12. Loblocks2

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    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

    In the jungle, the mighty jungle
    The fivan sleeps tonight
    In the jungle the quiet jungle
    The fivan sleeps tonight

    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

    Near the village the peaceful village
    The hacker bhops tonight
    Near the village the quiet village
    The hacker bhops tonight

    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh

    Hush my darling don't fear my darling
    Just /wdr tonight
    Hush my darling don't fear my darling
    Just /wdr tonight

    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
    A-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh, a-weema-weh
     
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  13. oThomas

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  14. absolute bars. you should drop an album
     
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  15. animepfp

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    me and the homies cut down jungles and kill the monkeys
     
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  16. how dare you kill the monkeys
     
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  17. Some people in those meat packing plants accidentally fell into the cooking pot and were served...
     
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  18. Very good but more quotes from critics at the time regarding The Jungle would’ve been great, specifically from an individual such as J.B Priestley who was known to hold strong opinions regarding the treatment and hardships of working class Americans, and more specifically their inability to escape their social class (lack of social mobility) a fact which was infamous during the industrialisation of America during the 1940’s. And which inevitably led to many of them dying early deaths from exhaustion and starvation as a result of a lifelong desperate bid to provide for their dwindling family, however a fact which is now well known amongst modern readers to have been impossible due to the vicious cycle working class people were subjected to during their time.
     
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  19. Strength buff, Free Coins, Meat Shields?
     
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  20. Dual

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    the jungle can beat up ur dad
     
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