In lecture and through our SFA readings we have learned that the United States during the period 1865 to 1910 was undergoing extensive and rapid changes economically, politically, and socially. How are the parallel narratives of the life of Jurgis Rudkus in The Jungle reflective of what is going on in America during this period? Do you think people like Jurgis are truly “free” or are there social and political forces that are limiting their freedom?
In writing this paper you are required to engage readings from The Jungle, TAN, as well as lecture materials. It is expected that you will prove proficiency in the course materials and demonstrate the ability to synthesize and analyze these materials in support of your thesis.