by Upton Sinclair
The Jungle Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
The Jungle is actually pretty low on symbolism, perhaps because it is a piece of journalism and social criticism. When a writer is trying to jab at real-life big business, he usually doesn't want t...
Obviously, the slaughterhouses in The Jungle are the subjects of Upton Sinclair's journalistic investigation, so they have a literal importance as the whole novel's reason for being. At the same ti...