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  • Ona And Jurgis
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    The Jungle Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle was a great influence over the countries decision to take notice into the food safety administration. Sinclair used a brilliant picture of the 1900's. A somewhat frightful perception is used for the meat packing industry, political corruption, and fraud. The Jungle was one of the most discussed novels of the early twentieth century. The Jungle opens with the wedding of a mighty shouldered, giant handed, individual by the name Jurgis Ruckus and his wif...
  • Jurgis Conflict
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    The Jungle A Summary and Review of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle Upton's Sinclair's book portrayed a wide variety of characters to convey his messages. Only one character can be considered a major character, Jurgis Ruckus. The book revolves around Jurgis' life in Packingtown. The supporting characters, transitioned in and out of the story with great frequency. When Jurgis initially arrives in Packingtown from his native Lithuania he can best be described as being large and powerful. He believes in...
  • Working Class Of Chicago's Packingtown
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    Some novels and plays portray the consequences that occur when individuals pursue their own personal good at the expense of the common good of the group or society. Choose a novel or play, and write a well-organized essay that explains how the interests of a character or group of characters conflict with the common good and produce dire consequences for another group or society. Avoid plot summary. Conflicting Interests Many immigrants are moving to the United States in the early 1900's with the...
  • Jurgis Ruckus And Ona Lukoszaite
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclare was the novel I chose to read for this final section. This book was 359 pages long with 31 chapter inside. From beginning to end, this book had detail unlike any I have ever read in the past this year. The way this novel was structured was a one sided view of how the industrial age was horrible to live in. Sinclare hated this time and used this book to show how bad it really was. Two very major character in the book happen to be a couple. There names are Jurgis Rucku...
  • Jurgis And Ona
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    This book was fact. Upton Sinclair visited Chicago in November 1904 to do research for the book. Sinclair lived in a neighborhood calledPackingtown for seven weeks. While in Packingtown, Sinclair interviewed workers, lawyers, doctors, saloon keepers, and social workers. The book deals with the greed and ruthless competition that turned America into a brutal country, which Sinclair referred to as a 'jungle. ' The Jungle also tells how those at the bottom of the economic ladder, who were wage-earn...
  • Jurgis Left Packingtown
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    THE JUNGLE By: Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Ruckus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, 'politically connected' (through Scully), and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane...
  • Jurgis Changes
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    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair is a dreary story that depicts the life of a working man in the early twentieth century. The book shows the horrid working conditions placed about the Chicago factory workers and the horrors of the standard of living. The book follows behind an immigrant from Russia who hopes to strike it rich in America. Sinclair consistently throws problems at the man who runs from one scenario to the next. The title of the book comes from an old saying, "it's a jungle out there". ...
  • Character Of Jurgis Rudkis
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    The Jungle, a novel by Upton Sinclair, contained many unique characters which were used as color for this story. The character of Jurgis Rudkis was the strong central character that the author developed as the cornerstone of this novel. The story was based on the life Rudkis led in the town of Packington. The remaining characters in the story merely made appearances, and aided in the tale of Jurgis's experiences. Mr. Rudkis, originally from Lithuania, was a strong, overpowering person. His initi...
  • Connor's Political Connections Cause Jurgis
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    By: Michelle Part I In the book The Jungle, there are many characters. The major character is Jurgis Ruckus. The book revolves around his life in Packingtown. Jurgis is originally from Lithuania. When we first meet him he appears as very large and powerful. He has a wife, Ona Lukoszaite, and a son named Antanas. Mike Skully is the powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown "politically connected" through Skully and causes much trouble for Jurgis. Jack Duane...
  • Things From Jurgis Imprisonment To Ona's Death
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    Chapters 1-3 In these first few chapters, I was surprised at a couple of things. One of these things was about how little focus was on Ona and Jurgis at their own wedding reception. They were only talked about very briefly and not again until the next chapters. I would think if you are going to talk about a wedding, you would probably talk about the people getting married; , not the violinist in the wedding band, like Sinclair talked about Tamoszius. What also surprised me was how awful Sinclair...

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