The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
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|The Jungle, Upton Sinclair
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 Rudkus. 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 is an experienced and educated criminal who is also
"politically connected". A man called Ostrinski is a half-blind
tailor who teaches Jurgis about Socialism. There are also the
members of Ona's family, each of whom play minor roles in the story.
The story opens with the feast at Jurgis and Ona's wedding in
America, but soon flashes back to the time before they left
Lithuania. Jurgis met Ona at a horse fair, and ...
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