No longer will he try to be kind, except to his own family. Jurgis and Ona go for a walk through their new neighborhood. Jurgis sprains his ankle and is forced to spend nearly three months in bed, unable to work.
Mowgli and Bagheera set out sometime after dark. In despair, Jurgis abandons his surviving family members and wanders the countryside as a tramp. Jurgis leaves, despondent, but he happens upon a socialist meeting.
For one day a year, the tiger is not afraid of man and can kill him. One night, however, he meets Connor and attacks him again. Jurgis joins the socialist party and embraces its ideal that the workers—not a few wealthy capitalists—should own factories and plants.
A crooked agent sells them a ramshackle house with a fresh coat of paint that he describes to his ignorant customers as new. Chapter 1 Around the turn of the twentieth century, Ona Lukoszaite and Jurgis Rudkus, two Lithuanian immigrants who have recently arrived in Chicago, are being married.
After injuring himself at work, he is forced to spend some time in the hospital. He goes to night school to learn to read and to speak English. Getting fired means waiting for hours in doorways for up to weeks at a time to obtain another job.
Jurgis begins to drink. From the onset, readers view Marija as a vigorous woman, a survivor.
One day, however, he meets an old acquaintance who tells him how to find Marija. They decide that it will be cheaper to buy a house on installments than to rent. Therefore, Mowgli becomes a wolf.
At last, he knows how the workers can find self-respect. First of all, The Jungle, like most novels of this time period, was originally published in serial form, and this type of narrative functions well in that particular format: That time, however, is still far off.
After an unfair trial, Jurgis is sentenced to a month in prison; the family will again be forced to scrape by without his wages.
Blacklisted in the stockyards for his attack on Connor, he finally finds a job in a harvesting machine factory. Most critics concur that the time shifting is a result of hasty writing rather than for any literary purpose. He directs Jonas and the family to a miserable, overcrowded boardinghouse run by an impoverished widow, where they take up residence.
When the Bandar-Log carries off Mowgli, Bagheera and Baloo go in pursuit, taking along Kaa, the rock python, who loves to eat monkeys. Next he goes to work in the steel mills. But the job is too difficult for the old man, and it quickly kills him.
Furthermore, the immigrant community is fraught with crime and corruption. Jurgis finds his job exhausting, but he thinks himself lucky to be making forty-five dollars a month.
Jurgis attacks the man and is again sent to jail. Throughout The Jungle Sinclair explores how heredity, environment, and background all shape fate.The stockyards can be considered a character due to the influence and effect they have on Jurgis and his family. Sinclair develops the stockyards — through physical description, the comments of other characters, and direct commentary — more than any other character in The Jungle.
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Download PDF Summary (Critical Survey of Literature. The Jungle Book is seven mostly unrelated short stories—some not even in the jungle—and seven short works of verse related to the story.
The first set of three stories stars a young boy named Mowgli. He is raised by wolves, trained by a bear, kidnapped by monkeys, rescued by a panther and a snake, and kills and skins a tiger. The Jungle Book study guide contains a biography of Rudyard Kipling, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis.
In The Jungle Book, a young boy named Mowgli becomes a member of the Seeonee Wolf Pack. A cruel tiger named Shere Khan plots against Mowgli and the leader of his pack, Akela.
A cruel tiger named Shere Khan plots against. The Jungle is a novel written by the American journalist and novelist Upton Sinclair (–).
Sinclair wrote the novel to portray the harsh conditions and exploited lives of immigrants in the United States in Chicago and similar industrialized cities.Download