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Ayn Rand's The Jungle

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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. I would read this story again because of how interesting the plot is. The story follows Jurgis Rudkus and his newlywed wife Ona Lukoszaite; moreso Jurgis’s story and how his life turns out in America. Jurgis marries Ona when she is fifteen, and they have two children together. The other family members of the two are Antanas, Teta, Jonas, Marija, Stanislovas, Kotrina, Vilimas, Nikolajus, Juozapas, and Kristoforas. The family lives in quite a poor area in Chicago, and they have trouble paying their rent (many of the family members have to get jobs, including the children.) The family goes through many struggles throughout the story and they definitely change from how they were in their old country. Neither Jurgis nor Ona originated from America. Both, in fact, originated from Lithuania. The two…show more content…
The family had a hard time keeping up with the rent. Day after day, week after week, problems seemed to show up. Jurgis suffered from injuries, illness, being laid off, and dealing with horrible bosses and pay. Ona’s boss rapes her and Jurgis tracks him down and attacks him. Jurgis is thrown in jail, and the families lose a major source of income. Ona becomes sick with her second child and they both end up dying. Jurgis becomes a criminal, leaves to a different area, and becomes a major political person. The families go downhill once Jurgis leaves, and they are all poor for the rest of their
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