The Jungle, written by Upton Sinclair is a harsh book that shows the reality of life. It tells how an immigrant goes through harsh times and death, which brings on depression, jail and a life of crime.In time, the life of crime and depression are fought off by two socialist speakers, which make him realize he can do more with his life.
Newly arrived immigrants to Chicago Jurgis Radkus and Ona Lukoszaite along with Jurgis' father and Elzbieta's six children use the little money left by Ona's deceased father to marry Jurgis and Ona.They then buy part of a filthy apartment and are married.All of the family able to work found work easily.Jurgis learns how badly treated workers are and how unsanitary the conditions to work will be.This lead to the death of his father.
Jurgis sprains his ankle and is out of work for a long while.When he regained his health his search for work failed because he was lacking the strength he needed.Lack of money lead to starvation and unsanitary conditions cause the death of Elzbieta's two crippled sons.Jurgis then has to take a low paying job at a fertilizer plant.To escape these harsh conditions Jurgis took to drinking.Ona now is unreliable and gone for long periods of time, due to this Jurgis confronts her to find out she has had forced adultery by Connor a foreman at his work.Jurgis attacks him and is thrown in to jail for assault.
On his release he learns the family has lost their house.Ona goes into unexpected labor and her and the newborn pass away.Jurgis finds work to try to support hisfirst son but is soon laid off.His new work at the steal mill raise the family's spirits until the drowning of Jurgis'first son in the rising rivers.
Jurgis meets a new friend in a saloon and receives a one hundred-dollar bill, which he tries to break.This leads to a fight and he is in jail once again.The breaking of his arm then s…