What are the strengths and weakness of the book The Jungle by Upton Sinclair?

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One of the strengths of the book is Upton Sinclair 's passionate intensity about the need for workplace and housing reforms to give people at the bottom of the social ladder a fair chance to survive in this society. He convincingly shows throughout the book how Jurgis, Ona, and the other poor Lithuanian characters don't have a chance: the deck that is stacked against them. The reader feels their pain when they are cheated in the contract on the house they buy—a contract they don't understand—and the pain of them having no job security. It is painful to watch their hopes crushed. Sinclair's ability to paint a compelling portrait of immigrant struggles and defeats...

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