Was Ona raped in The Jungle?
Sobbing hysterically, Ona confesses that Phil Connor, a boss at her factory, continually harassed her and pleaded with her to become his mistress. She tells Jurgis that Connor eventually raped her in the factory after everyone had gone home and threatened to arrange the firings of every wage earner in her household.
What did Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle expose?
Upton Sinclair wrote The Jungle to expose the appalling working conditions in the meat-packing industry. His description of diseased, rotten, and contaminated meat shocked the public and led to new federal food safety laws. Before the turn of the 20th century, a major reform movement had emerged in the United States.
What is the main idea these is of The Jungle?
The main theme of The Jungle is the evil of capitalism. Every event, especially in the first twenty-seven chapters of the book, is chosen deliberately to portray a particular failure of capitalism, which is, in Sinclair’s view, inhuman, destructive, unjust, brutal, and violent.
Why has no one ever owned Ona and Jurgis’s house?
Four families tried to buy the home that Ona, Jurgis, and their family now live in. One by one, each failed due to the death of a key wage earner through accident or illness
Why did the workers resort to drinking alcohol The Jungle?
The variety of jobs that the various members of Jurgis family work in Packingtown enables them to experience firsthand the various Packingtown swindles. Jurgis turns to alcohol to deal with his frustrations and sense of defeat
Why is Marija fired from her job?
Marija regains her job at the can painting factory, only to lose it two months later. She is fired when she vocally protests being cheated out of a portion of her wages
When did Jurgis and Ona get married?
Summer passes into fall, and Jurgis and Ona are finally able to marry. The narrative flashback has now reached the time of the opening chapter.
What does Jurgis do after Ona dies?
She tells him that Ona’s baby is coming has gone into premature labor. Unable to stand Ona’s horrible cries, Jurgis scrounges together a dollar and a quarter from the widow and other women in her kitchen in order to get help for Ona
What happened to Ona The Jungle?
Ona’s death occurs in Chapter 19, only slightly more than halfway through the novel, and her final months are largely a slide into increased fragility and poor health caused by her return to work only a week after giving birth to Antanas.
Why did ONA lie to Jurgis?
Ona tries to repeat Teta Elzbieta’s lie about Ona’s sickness. Jurgis tells her outright that she is lying to him. He knows that she has been downtown he saw her get off the streetcar. Ona begins to cry hysterically (again).
How are Jurgis and Ona suffering?
While Jurgis starts to drink, Ona’s deterioration accelerates. She has fits of hysteria and nervousness that Jurgis cannot understand and Elzbieta cannot explain. Though she blames it on another pregnancy, Jurgis thinks it is something more than that.
Why does Ona lie about not coming home at night to Jurgis?
Around Thanksgiving, Ona doesn’t return home one night after work. Jurgis goes to her factory the next morning to wait for her. When she arrives, Ona explains that she couldn’t make it home because of the storm and spent the night with a friend