The Jungle Themes & Motifs

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Family

Jurgis comes to Chicago in the hopes of marrying the woman of his dreams and having a family with her. To this end, Jurgis finds himself the head of a family of twelve. It proves to be a difficult time in Chicago as Jurgis and his family had no clue what it would be like to live in a country where capitalism is alive and well, with the rich man cheating the poor man as often as possible.

For Jurgis, family is all that matters. Jurgis works to provide for Ona and stays away from alcohol to please Ona. Jurgis only wants for Ona to have everything she could desire. With Ona comes her family, so Jurgis takes them in as his own and never again thinks of them as anything but his. When Ona dies, Jurgis goes right out to find a job in order...

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