The Jungle - Chapters 3-4 Summary & Analysis

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Jakobus, the delicatessen owner, takes the Rudkus family on a tour of the packing houses. They see many interesting things which are mild compared to the things the packing houses hide from visitors. The visit makes the men excited about getting jobs at the packing houses, though Jurgis is determined that Ona and Elzbieta will not work. Jurgis goes in search of a job the next day and is hired almost immediately.

Jurgis begins working the next day on the killing beds. It is his job to sweep the debris from the killing of cows into vents in the floor. Jurgis is impressed with the amount of money he will be making each day. When Jurgis arrives home, he learns that Jonas might have a job. Marija and Anatanis are also looking for work, but have had no luck thus far. As they...

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