Once found, Jurgis is shocked to find the conditions of the family. Weak as she is, Ona has gone into premature labor and is dying. After enlisting the help of a midwife, Jurgis spends his night drinking, trying to forget his struggles and the pain he is experiencing. Returning home early in the morning, Jurgis finds that the baby had died, and Ona was not far behind. Racing into the bedroom, Jurgis speaks to Ona one last time before she dies, leaving him no one left to care about in the world except his son.
On page 155 of Jeanette Walls’ memoir, Glass Castle, Walls describes how after the family settles down in Welch, she and her brother Brian decide to make the best of the situation they are in. Ninety-three Little Hobart Street is a “dinky thing perched high up off the road on a hillside...painted white a long time ago, but...turned a dismal gray” (Walls 150). Jeanette and Brian scavenge a shovel and a pickaxe. Then, the two build the foundation for the the Glass Castle of their dreams behind the dingy home. After a month, their father orders the children to fill the foundation with garbage.
It documents America’s industrial and immigrant experience through Jurgis and his family, like the incredibly low wages to the hazardous conditions in the factories, while also calling for social welfare and unionization. Considering the highly competitive economic society that has persisted, and still persists, The Jungle has yet to lose its
Tiffany eventually agrees to go on a date with Danny alone, but when Danny takes her to her door, Tiffany's brother, Frank and a skinhead gang viciously beat him. Ba who is the grandmother in the family, finds out about Sang Le's money and finds out it comes from the ‘jobs’ given to him by the gang. She makes Sang Le to promise to leave the gang and return the money. He agrees, and the next night he stays home with Danny after the leader of the Cobra gang tells Sang Le to meet him at the billiards hall, if he still wants to participate in the gang's activities. Sang Le resists going, but later Danny lets him go to the store a block down to buy cigarettes.
Smith stepped to the side to call her husband about dinner. As she was speaking to him, nobody noticed when a man dressed all in black and wearing sunglasses slipped his gloved hand behind the booth and grabbed the little brown bag holding all the money the booster club had earned that night. As he was walking off, Mrs. Smith returned to the booth to find the bag missing. She asked all the other sponsors if they had moved it, or seen it, but when they hadn’t, she began to panic. Meanwhile, the thief had thrown away the brown bag and his gloves, and started to make his way back to the motel he was staying at.
The Jungle, by Upton Sinclair is renowned source of political fiction that pioneered the movement of food safety in the United States. The Jungle was first published in a socialist newspaper in 1905 and then later adapted into a novel in 1906 after popular demand. Sinclair initially wrote the exposé as a way to change the unfortunate circumstances of immigrant laborers, whose working conditions that were believed to be unacceptable for any laborer in the industry. Sinclair leaves short references of his political opinions in the novel in various locations throughout the text “As if political liberty made wage slavery any the more tolerable!” (Sinclair 31).
Author: The author of this book is Upton Sinclair. Original Date of Publication: Upton Sinclair published this book originally in 1906, but numerous editions have been published even in the 21st century that censor some its graphic content and violence. The time period was the progressive era in the early twentieth century.
• Robert Smith jumps of the roof of Mercy Hospital (No Mercy Hospital) hoping he can fly • Ruth Dead goes into labor at Mercy hospital, and she was the first black patient admitted there • Around the same time Guitar is ordered by a nurse to get the security guard at the admissions desk, and Guitar was a smart 6 year old as he realized her mistake spelling 'admissions' • A day after this Macon III 'Milkman' Dead is born • Macon does not give Ruth any love, and because of that she does things that make her happy, such as polishing a watermark on her dining table and breastfeeding 'Milkman', for longer than he should've, which is how he got his nickname as Freddie walked into Ruth breastfeeding Milkman • Macon is obsessed with money, and
She keeps him in a locked room upstairs, set up like a wedding, and sleeps by him. Nae’s determination is shown one night when her and Sourdi were working alone. She was watching the drunk men when “One of them staggered up and put his arm across Sourdi’s shoulders.
Jefferson says he will give it back in a few days. During the next few days, people from all over town come to speak to Jefferson. His friend Bok reluctantly gives Jefferson one of his marbles, and Jefferson cries because no one has ever paid so much attention to him. Vivian comes with Grant to visit Jefferson on his last night. Jefferson is humiliated in front of her, for he has not bathed recently and thinks he is ugly, but Vivian tells him he looks handsome and strong.
Chapter six of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald opens with a reporter arriving at the front door of Jay Gatsby 's estate. After a short discussion about the backstory of the mysterious self-made millionaire, the reporter departs. This causes Gatsby to unload his true backstory upon Nick, explaining that he was poor for most of his life and made money through embezzlement. In chapter seven, Gatsby decides to cancel all future parties and to fire his servants. Later in the chapter, he meets Daisy’s child, Pammy, for the first time, and is shocked by the realization that Daisy truly had made a life for herself.
The Jungle is a story that teaches people about the history of the meatpacking industry and how poor the working conditions were. The story follows Jurgis Rudkus and his newlywed wife Ona Lukoszaite; moreso Jurgis’s story and how his life turns out in America. Neither Jurgis nor Ona originated in America. Jurgis seems to go through problem after problem in the story, and that is the theme of the story. The story teaches great history on how the United State’s industries used to be.
“The Great Greene Heist” by Varian Johnson is a story about Jackson Greene and one of his greatest cons in Maplewood Middle School. Before, during his last cons, Principal Kelsey caught Greene in his office, and Jackson swore off scheming for good. But, Keith Sinclair announces he’s running for school president, against Jackson’s almost- girlfriend, Gabriela de la Cruz. Gaby had been furious with Jackson since his last con, and don’t want him involved in her election. But Jackson knows Keith has connections to Principal Kelsey that would win Keith the presidency whatever the vote count.
Lives of Immigrants During the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution lead to a huge increase in the number of people immigrating to America to start fresh and work for enormous wealth and success. This American Dream was the dream of many immigrants, but it was often crushed shortly after their arrival. Alcohol, poverty, and people in positions of authority caused a lot of problems for these immigrants, but very little was done to help them. Alcohol was usually more of a self-inflicted issue, but there were some cases of alcohol being snuck into substances like medications that shouldn’t have alcohol.