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The main characters in the novel are Jurgis Rudkus and his wife Ona Lukoszaite, both Lithuanian. ... Jurgis and the proletarians are being held down in low paying, long hour jobs, by a small group of rich men. ... Under this sort of economy, people such as Jurgis would be able to control their own destiny, not a greedy wage-mast...

"The Jungle" was the story of Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant working in Packingtown.

Jurgis Rudkus, the character in "The Jungle" also proved that literature reflects the thoughts and feelings of the time. Young Jurgis had a youthful optimism concerning coming into America. Upton Sinclair inscribed, "Jurgis talked lightly about work, because he was young".Many who came to America and went into the cities had hissame optimism....

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Jurgis Rudkus Jurgis Rudkus no doubt is the author's idealistic exponent. Marija's leaving home to "work" urges Jurgis to seek social justice, yet he becomes passive in the last three chapters of when he listens to Ostrinki's and Schliemann's (Swedish) exposition on socialism. Schliemann, an advocate of Nietzsche, believes in the propagation of Nietzsche's "gospel." One of the views that Schliemann so adamantly supports is that elimination of competition leads to elimination ofcorruption and vice. Although an intellectual, Schliemann often remarks about the wasteful practices of the manufacturing industry. For example he speaks of the waste of time in manufacturing a variety of sample products when one type of sample should suffice.

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Our story begins with the introductions of characters at the wedding of Jurgis Rudkus and Ona Lukoszaite, two Lithuanian immigrants living in Chicago"s stockyards with the rest of their family, Ona"s stepmother Elzbieta Lukoszaite (Teta Elzbieta), Ona"s cousin Marija Berczynskas, Elzbieta"s brother Jonas, Jurgis"s father Antanas Rudkus (Dede Antanas), and Elzbieta"s six children. ... But through it all Jurgis naively sticks to his heartfelt motto of working harder. ... Jurgis still keeps going because of Antanas and Ona, now pregnant again. ... Jurgis is sent to jail for thirty days and the fa...

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The main character in the novel is Jurgis Rudkus, a Lithuanian immigrant. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also from Lithuania. Their son is named Antanas, but he dies after not too long, which is really a turning point for Jurgis. Phil Jack Duane is an experienced and educated criminal who is also "politically connected". Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, politically connected through Scully, and a man who causes much trouble for Jurgis. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. There are also the members of Ona's family, each of whom play smaller parts in the story. In the story, Jurgis Rudkus does not speak in his native dialect, unlike the rest of the foreigners in the story. Why did Jurgis alone speak without a dialect? Here is a very interesting observation William Bloodworth makes. ''Jurgis never speaks in dialect he almost seems like an indigenous American, a stereotype of the American dreamer in search of success'' (Bloodworth 50). Jurgis seems like an indigenous American, not because he never speaks in dialect, but because of what he did, and what he wanted. Jurgis worked all day and all night to support his family. He tried to make his family more comfortable. And he bought a home. ''The symbol of the property-owning democracy of which Jurgis and his family consider themselves independent m...