The Jungle

The Jungle

The Jungle

Upton Sinclair?s The Jungle is the story of a Lithuanian family that immigrates from their home city in Lithuania to the city of Chicago. The novel begins with the strong description of a wedding in which Ona Lukoszaite and Jurgis Rudkus are united in Holy Matrimony. The two of them then move to Chicago, to live their American dream. Soon after the wedding, Ona and Jurgis have many great debts to pay due to both the wedding, and a large debt that Ona?s father left them after he died. Due to Jurgis?s large size and strong will he found a job in Chicago within only a half an hour of waiting in the unemployment line. Back in the newlywed?s hometown of Lithuania, Ona and Jurgis? family anticipated a move to America.

America uses the image of the ?American Dream? to lure immigrants to this land of opportunity. The family desperately desires higher wages and true freedom. For months and months, Jurgis works very hard to pay for the families travel to Ona and Jurgis? new hometown, Chicago. When the family finally makes it to America, their funds are very

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