Jurgis 'Socialism In The Jungle'

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In “The Jungle” the stereotypical characters are the hardworking man (Jurgis) and the weak vulnerable women (Ona, his wife). The conventional character of the man being the provider for the family and the wife being “too weak” shows the concept of survival of the fittest and encouraging people to advocate towards socialism. To begin with, when jurgis first arrived at America he was not at all exposed to the harsh reality which caused him to be completely naive. Jurgis was very overprotective of his family especially Ona because she was slightly more sensitive. He was the main provider of the family so, he felt as if all of their well being fell on his shoulders. As a result, he pushed himself to keep working under such cruel conditions even
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