The Jungle - Chapters 19-20 Summary & Analysis

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Jurgis convinces a midwife to come see to Ona for the one dollar and a quarter as well as a promise to pay her twenty-four dollars by the end of the month. Jurgis takes her to the house, but he is again turned out by Aniele and Marija. Jurgis goes to a local saloon where the bartender has pity on him and gives him a meal, a drink, and a place to sleep. Late in the night, Jurgis returns to the house to find Ona quiet. Finally the midwife comes down and tells Jurgis the baby has died and Ona is dying. Jurgis rushes up to see Ona. She focuses on him for a brief second before she dies. Lost in grief, Jurgis takes three dollars from Kotrina, Elzbieta’s daughter, who has just returned from selling papers, and leaves.

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