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the loading gang made her have an affair with him or all the women would lose their jobs. Enraged Jurgis finds Connor at the plant and attacks him which lead him to the police station he gets a 30 day sentence which is going to be terrible on the family. In Jail Jurgis meets a man named Jack Duane and gives him his address. Stanislovas visits him in jail to get money and tell him of the news of the family all is bad. When he finally gets out he finds out that they lost the house and are staying in the attic of the widow Jukniene’s house. When he gets there Ona is in the middle of delivery and they send Jurgis out to get a midwife because they can not afford a doctor. He returns with the midwife and then leaves again to goto a saloon will Ona is giving birth when he returns he

finds that the baby didn’t make it and Ona is dying. Jurgis can’t cope with her death and feels very lonely and I believe this is when his character starts to become dynamic in the morning he gets money and goes to the saloon. The next day he goes to look for a job and realizes he can’t get a job because he is now blacklisted. He then gets a job at harvester works after a week he loses the job he is at the point of giving up but he realizes he has a son and keeps going. He then gets a job at a steel mill, it’s very far away so he stay’s there during the week and comes home on the weekends. He gets hurt at his job and can’t work for several days which gives him a good time to spend with his son. He goes back to work and start making plans for the future, when one day

he comes home and finds that Antanas has drowned in a puddle. I believe this is the climax of the story when Jurgis feels how could society allow this to happen and how he has nothing left. When he stows away on a train he tries to leave his past behind he has nothing left and he doesn’t have to worry about anyone but himself now, which allows him to think clearly. He gets offf in the country and goes from farmhouse to farmhouse getting food and shelter during this time h is free to think freely and recover from his time in the city. When winter starts to approach he leaves the country and heads back to Chicago, he gets a job digging tunnels, he broke his arm a couple of weeks later and goes to the hospital when he gets out he lost the room he was renting and is once again out

on the streets. After spending what little money he has at saloons. One day he was begging and met a rich man who was drunk and managed to get a hundred dollar bill by mistake but kept it anyway. When he tried to get change for it at a bar the bartender on gave him change for a dollar, the bartender wouldn’t give it back so Jurgis attacked which one again landed him in jail. He met Duane there again and decided to join Duane after his sentence because he doesn’t have a family to worry about anymore. While in jail he goes through a big change he sees the world as something different then what he used to see it as like there is isn’t much hope and u have to do for yourself. Jurgis learns all about crime and schemes that are going on in the city, he goes along on some of them

and makes money through robberies. He then gets a job trying to get people to vote for the republicans and buy votes which he did sucessfully. Jurgis still having the job at the packing plant goes to work as a scab during a strike he soon gets put in charge of the killing beds. One night he was drinking and he stumbled upon Connor he again attacked him and went to jail. He calls upon a friend to bail him out and finds out that Connor is good friends with Scully so he has to get out of town and he does. Giving his so called friend all his money to get out of jail Jurgis has no money left and wanders into a political rally for the socialist party for heat and shelter. Trying to stay awake so he won’t be kicked out, he fell asleep, and was kicked out from there he goes looking for

Marji, Ona’s cousin. When he finds her it’s in a brothel and is raided by the police as soon as he gets there so he goes to the police station with Marji and while in jail he spends time thinking of the past tragedies and how he left his family behind. He appears in court the next day and is dismissed. They return the house and Marji tells him about her life now, that she is now addicted to morphine and is a prostitute while they eat lunch. After lunch Jurgis goes to find Elzbieta. He can’t face her without a job though so he goes to the political hall that kicked him out before to think about the things that had happened and what Elzbieta would think about him leaving but he falls asleep again and is woken by a woman who tells him he should pay attention what the speaker