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OHHS AP/Pre-AP English __2__

Name ____Alyssa Deras_________ Per.

Major Works Data Sheet: Fiction Note: Cite references in MLA format, in-text and parenthetically. Complete a Works Cited page of all references used. Biographical information about the Title: ___________The Jungle_______________ author: Author: _______Upton Sinclair______________ Date of Authoring:_________1904____________ -born in Baltimore, Maryland Date of Publication: _____1906______________ Genre: ______Political Fiction_______________ -a Pulitzer Prize-winning American author Historical information about the period of -entered the City College of New York publication: at the age of 13 st -January 31 : an earthquake and -wrote novels to pay for his tuition associated tsunami strikes Equador and Columbia -married his first wife, Meta Fuller, in 1902 -February 11th: Pope Pius X publishes the encyclical Vehementer Nos -died on November 25th, 1968 at the th -March 10 : an explosion in a coal mine in age of 90 France kills 1,060 -April 7th: Mount Vesuvius erupts and devastates Naples -July 12th: the Dreyfus Affair is ended -September 11th: Mahatma Gandhi coins the non-violence movement in South Africa -October 6th: the Majlis of iran conveines for the first time -November 3rd: SOS becomes an international distress signal -December 26th: the worlds first feature film, The Story of the Kelly Gang, is released

Characteristics of the genre: -a sub-genre of fiction that deals with political affairs -uses narrative to provide commentary on political events, systems, and theories -the literary modes of satire -Utopian and Dystopian fiction are closely related Describe the authors style: -documenting and criticizing the social and economic conditions of the early 20th Century -expressed his views of the injustices of capitalism and the overwhelming impact of poverty Give an example that demonstrates this style, and explain how it does so: -the way that he highlights the plight of the working class and shows the corruption of the U.S. meatpacking industry

Memorable Quotations: You may use additional paper if needed

Quotation, speaker, page number, and What does it say? 1. -Chicago will be ours -socialist rally speaker -page 11 2. -Feather your nest -Ona -Page 25 3. -They brought him food and drink -Jack Duane -Page 28 4. -Where the snow could not beat in -narrator -stating he is being trapped -punished his family more than they did him -means to take care of what you have and dont take it for granted What does it mean? and What does it Matter

-states that Socialism will catch on and eventually conquer

-Page 31

5. -Whose labyrinth passages defied a breath of fresh air -Phil Connor -Page 39 6. -Upon tens of thousands of people -Phil Connor -Page 4 7. -All day long the blazing midsummer sun. -narrator -Page 60 8. -To Jurgis the packers had been equilitant to fate. -narrator -Page 83 9. -They were headed in to packingplants like sheep. -narrator -Page 283 10. -Its off, boys. Well all of us quit again. -Big Butcher President -Page 282

-shows the conditions where they lived were disasterous

-portrays that placing cattle and humans in the same category is wrong and inhumane

-explains the rank, festering enviornment they lived in

-it demonstrates Jurgiss adoption of Socialism upon his mind

-expressed how badly the Negroes were treated and how they were though of like animals only to do the white mans work

-the Butchers were like a family, they all worked together, so when the President said it was time for them to quit because he felt they werent being treated fairly they all left as one

Character s name:

Major Characters Role (what role Significance (why is does this person this character have in the story?) significant to the

Character traits (what sort of person is this?)


1. Jurgis 2. Ona 3. Teta 4. Phil Connor 5. Jack Duane 6. Mike Scully

-main -hero

-cares about his family -works to support his family -gives Jurgis something to fight for


-wife of Jurgis

-kind -optimistic


-helps Ona through hard times

-optimistic -motherly


-he sexually harrasses Ona, which sets off Jurgis

-rapist -user

-Jurgis partner in crime

-shows Jurgis the crime scene in Chicago

-criminal -good friend


-owned the housing scheme to which Jurgis falls victim

-money hungry -criminal

Describe the mood/tone of the work: -Mood: -critical of the economic system in the early 20th Century -Tone: -realizes the corruption of the economic system and tries to overcome it

Plot/Book Summary (with in-text citations): -Jurgis Rudkus and Ona Lukoszaite immigrate to Chicago from Lithuania and hold their wedding. After the party they discover they are in deep debt. Jurgis and others in the family find work to try to pay it off. Winter was the most dangerous season in Chicago but Jurgis and his family worked through it so they could get out of debt and run a normal life. Jurgis sprains his ankle which puts him in deep trouble. When Jurgis gets sent to jail that really hurts his family because they have no money coming in. In the end he attends a Socialist rally where the speaker declares Chicago will be ours, and that changes his life forever.

Intended Audience: -To the working men of America

Authors Purpose: -He was trying to express how Socialism can be a remedy for the evils of Capitalism -Depicts poverty, bad social programs, unpleasant living conditions, and hopeless prevail among the working class, contrasting the corruption of power

Rhetorical Strategies: -He depicts a family trying to live The American Dream, but it ends up being a nightmare for the family -The harsh results of poverty -Unpleasant living and working conditions

Old AP questions that might be applicable to this work, and why: reference

-One of the strongest human drives seems to be a desire for power. Write an essay in which you discuss how a character in a novel struggles to free himself from the power of others or seeks to gain power over others. -From a novel or play of literary merit, select an important character who can be considered a villain. Then, in a well-organized essay, analyze the nature of the characters villainy and show how it enhances meaning in the work.

List researched sources used to compile this document: Five Minimum in MLA style,
you may use an online Works Cited generator (easybib.com) and paste here

Works Cited -www.sparknotes.com/lit/jungle/ -www.wikipedia.org/uptonsinclair

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