The Jungle - Chapters 17-18 Summary & Analysis

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Jurgis gets a cellmate, a young man called Jack Duane. Jack is a safecracker who is in jail on a trumped up charge. Jack tells Jurgis his life story and encourages Jurgis to do the same. After a week, Jurgis is taken back to court where he is tried for his actions. Connor lies about the reason Jurgis attacked him, and the judge believes Connor over Jurgis. Jurgis is sentenced to thirty days plus costs. Jurgis is taken to Bridewell, the state prison outside of Chicago, to serve his sentence. Jurgis spends his days breaking rocks. One day Stanislovas comes to see Jurgis. Stanislovas says the family is desperate, that there is no food and no money. Ona has lost her job due to this ordeal, causing her to take to her bed and cry all day. Stanislovas has also lost his job...

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