Title Profile & Character Information

The Jungle

Annotation
The horrifying conditions of the Chicago stockyards are revealed through this narrative of a young immigrant's struggles in America.

Characters
NameRudkus, Jurgis
GenderMale
OccupationLaborer
TraitsLithuanian
Immigrant

GenreClassic
Literary
Sociological
Political
Fiction
TopicsImmigrants
Search for a better life
Working classes
Poverty
Hardship
Meat industry
Food industry
Corporate greed
Injustice
Family tragedy
Moral decay
Socialism
SettingChicago, Illinois
Illinois