A little less monotone.
Interesting percept, but contradictory reasoning.
The Jungle makes salient points about the unsanitary, precarious and corrupt nature of the beginnings of one of America’s industries in one of our most corrupt cities, Chicago. Contradicting itself, The Jungle provides examples of immigrants bringing that same industry to its knees by refusing conditions others seemed compelled to accept.
The Jungle also makes a good case for governmental regulation, while unintentionally providing many contradictory examples of regulatory corruption. The author’s solution? The endless dictatorial corruption of socialism.
Exploited, the main character turns to crime and participation in regulatory corruption, and fails to understand the opportunities provided him in the peace and sanity of rural America.
Anyone can drone on endlessly about the ugliness in any human or human endeavor. It takes a good writer to strike a balanced description of human frailty so the reader wants to turn the page. I got so I did not.
There are no new tales. This one drones on in verbose Jane Austen poetic prose. Its points were more succinctly stated in 55 C.E. in the 13th section of the first letter to a group in Corinth. Ultimately though, Goolrick compellingly denudes the sensual male psyche while profoundly illustrating the required selflessness of love.
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