History YMMV / TheJungle

24th Apr '15 12:41:18 PM fruitstripegum
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* NightmareFuel: President TheodoreRoosevelt actually read the book and sent two guys to check up on meatpacking factories to see how much of the book was accurate. Save for the "human lard" scene, he was told that pretty much the entire thing was accurate. You can resume vomiting now. ** Little Stanislovas falls asleep in the factory, is locked in, and overnight is eaten alive by rats.
20th Apr '14 1:43:24 AM Wayward1122
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* JerkassWoobie: Jurgis. Would be a completely sympathetic character, were it not for the fact that he impulsively beats up his wife's boss, which lands him in jail.
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* JerkassWoobie: Jurgis. Would be He would've been a completely sympathetic character, were it had he not for the fact that he impulsively purposely beats up his wife's boss, which lands him in jail.trouble in the first place.
14th Aug '13 1:31:10 PM MysteriousF
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* NightmareFuel: President Roosevelt actually read the book and sent two guys to check up on meatpacking factories to see how much of the book was accurate. Save for the "human lard" scene, he was told that pretty much the entire thing was accurate. You can resume vomiting now.
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* NightmareFuel: President Roosevelt TheodoreRoosevelt actually read the book and sent two guys to check up on meatpacking factories to see how much of the book was accurate. Save for the "human lard" scene, he was told that pretty much the entire thing was accurate. You can resume vomiting now.
27th May '13 8:23:04 PM Craver357
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* IronWoobie: Jurgis.
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* IronWoobie: Jurgis.JerkassWoobie: Jurgis. Would be a completely sympathetic character, were it not for the fact that he impulsively beats up his wife's boss, which lands him in jail.

* TheWoobie: Jurgis. Would be an IronWoobie, were it not for the fact that he breaks from the stress and escapes to the countryside.
11th Feb '13 5:38:58 PM Nocturna
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* WhatAnIdiot: Jurgis knew his family needed his income to survive and knew that beating up Ona's boss would land him in jail for a good long while. But he did it anyway. If he hadn't done that, he wouldn't have set off the chain of tragedies which he so bemoans later in the book.
29th Jul '12 6:44:07 PM Doryna
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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: Little Stanislovas falls asleep in the factory, is locked in, and overnight is eaten alive by rats.

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* HighOctaneNightmareFuel: ** Little Stanislovas falls asleep in the factory, is locked in, and overnight is eaten alive by rats.
28th Jul '12 1:33:36 PM Doryna
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* NightmareFuel: President Roosevelt actually read the book and sent two guys to check up on meatpacking factories to see how much of the book was accurate. Save for the "human lard" scene, he was told that pretty much the entire thing was accurate. You can resume vomiting now.
11th Apr '12 2:33:50 AM Mswordx24
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* {{Squick}}: Goes without saying.
6th Feb '12 1:52:48 PM Redmess
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** The book states that some of the stuff that went into the meat vats was so bad, it made dead rat look like a trifle in comparison.
12th Dec '11 10:51:55 AM Micah
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* SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped: The whole reason Upton Sinclair wrote this book. He meant to expose the horrors that workers had to go through because the businessmen and the capitalists had power over them and they were abusing it. However, people were more preoccupied by the fact that EW! someone's finger might have been ground up in their food!
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