Are the prepositions "del" and "al" used as contractions at all times?
No, the prepositions do not contract with the definite articles of la, los, las and they are also not used if the definite article is part of the proper name. For example: Maria fue a El Salvador.
What can create a dissection between sociopaths and community unity?
The overall distinguishing characteristics between sociopaths and the general public are the ways that sociopaths decide to make judgements based on self-interest and cost benefit instead of having a moral compass to decipher between choices and create trust within a community.
In Upton Sinclair's novel, The Jungle, what symbolism can be found with the stockyards full of animals?
The stockyards of crammed animals reflect the living conditions of the immigrant workers. The overall treatment of the animals symbolizes the poor being pushed through the system of capitalism as a means to the end of corporate profit.