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The Jungle

Upton Sinclair

Study Help Essay Questions

1. How is the title of The Jungle both symbolic and representative of life in Packingtown?

2. Is The Jungle an effective piece of persuasive writing, convincing readers of the validity of socialism? Why or why not?

3. How does Sinclair's use of an omniscient, intrusive narrator affect a reader's appreciation for The Jungle? How does this all-knowing narrator affect the development of characters, plot, and themes?