"The Jungle" and "Coming of Age in Mississippi" Book Review by Lindsey Richert

"The Jungle" and "Coming of Age in Mississippi"
A comparative analysis of "The Jungle" by Upton Sinclair and "Coming of Age in Mississippi" by Anne Moody.
# 109124 | 709 words | 0 sources | 2008 | US
Published on Nov 18, 2008 in Literature (American) , English (Comparison) , Literature (Comparative Literature)

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This paper discusses how Anne Moody, author of the autobiography "Coming of Age in Mississippi", and the character Jurgis Rudkis, in "The Jungle", by Upton Sinclair, are both people who greatly suffer from the oppression of society. It looks at how both books were written with the purpose of exposing the torment that the lower class (whether it be immigrants or blacks) must endure, and how both books call for a change in society. It concludes that these two characters, Anne Moody and Jurgis Rudkis are both on a search for freedom from oppression.

From the Paper:

"In Anne Moody's autobiography, she tells of growing up in Mississippi in a very poor, African American family. Her family lives in a shack on a plantation with no electricity or water. Jurgis also lives in very humble conditions, the slums of Packingtown. The two characters work unbelievably hard. Jurgis works in horrid conditions in a meat packing plant with long hours, only to come home and be so cold that he needs to sleep with his clothes on. Anne begins working at a very young age in a house-cleaning job that is little better than slavery. Both Anne and Jurgis are constantly struggling to keep their stomachs full. "

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