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When the family moves to America, they travel to Chicago to find housing and employment.The family has rented living quarters in the filthy boarding house run by Aniele Jukniene, but Jurgis and the others want to buy a house.The family finds an advertisement for better housing, but a dishonest agent misleads them. They do buy the house, but are made to sign a deceitful deed, whose contents they do not comprehend, as they have not been able to learn English. As the house agent makes more demands for money, causing everyone in the family, even young Stanislovas, to fine work.
Jurgis always says, "I will work harder," when the going gets rough on the family.Atfirst Jurgis finds work in the meat industry in Packingtown.Jurgis was working on the always speeding up killing beds.This was very risky job as there was no heat or air ventilating the factory, and at times the visibility was only your arms stretched in front of yourself.The floors are slippery and almost everyone carries a knife.However, Jurgis sprains his ankle at the factory and the company declines any responsibility and he is bedridden for 3 months.When Jurgis returns to the killing beds, he is rejected for employment.Jurgis then finds work at the fertilizer plant.Jurgis then hears word of Ona having to sleep with her boss, Phil Connor, and goes to jail for attacking Connor.When Jurgis returns from jail he finds out the family has been thrown out of the house and is living in a boarding house again.At the same time Ona dies from difficult premature labor and Jurgis goes off on a drinking binge.Jurgis does come back and since he is blacklisted in Chicago he goes downtown to find work.He eventually finds a job at a harvest plant but this only last a week and a half.Jurgis goes back to Packingtown and finds yet another job in a steel factory.But when his son Antanas drowns in the water filled street, Jurgis becomes a ho

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THE JUNGLE
Upton Bell Sinclair Jr. was born on September 20, 1878 in Baltimore. Later, he
moved to New York and supported himself writing pulp fiction. In 1901, he privately
published hisfirst novel, Springtime and Harvest (later named King Midas). The Jungle,
was Upton Sinclair's sixth novel andfirst commercially successful work and with part of
his proceeds he founded a Socialist cooperative in Englewood, New Jersey. Sinclair
wrote many novels after The Jungle, such as King Coal, Oil, and Boston. He received the
Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1943, for Dragon's Teeth, a anti-fascist novel on Nazism in
Germany. Sinclair died on November 15, 1968 at the age of ninety. Sinclair has been
widely published and translated throughout the world, with some 90 published books in
The Jungle was written to expose the filthy manufacturing practices of the packers
who used rotten, diseased, and contaminated meat. It was also written to tell how
Socialism was an answer to the problems of Capitalism.
The story starts out as a young immigrant Lithuanian couple, Jurgis Rudkus and
Ona Lukoszaite, are getting married in traditional style in the backroom of a saloon in
Chicago’s Packingtown. The couple is part of a large family that has come to America in
hopes of a better life. The book was relatively easy to understand, except for this part in
the story, because this part was a flashback. Thefirst chapter was petty boring (probably
because there were no animals getting killed, which is the reason for me reading this
The second chapter is where the story actually starts. It tells about the meeting of
Jurgis and Ona in Lithuania and sets up the background information for the main
characters and their families. After, Ona;s father dies and her family becomes poor they
decide to move to America ( I don;t want to ruin the …