The Jungle by Richard P. Wasowski

By Richard P. Wasowski

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Glossary bog wet spongy ground, characterized by decaying mosses that form peat; a small marsh or swamp. purgatory a state or place in which, in Roman Catholicism and other Christian doctrine, those who have died in the grace of God expiate their sins by suffering. furies in Greek and Roman mythology, the three terrible female spirits with snaky hair who punish the doers of unavenged crimes. bawdyhouse a house of prostitution. 38 CliffsNotes Sinclair’s The Jungle Chapter 11 Summary Although Jurgis is working harder than ever, the process of “speeding up,” the hiring of more workers, and a reduction in wages earn him a net loss income.

Many men are needed to pull Jurgis off of Connor, and eventually Jurgis is taken to the company police station to await a patrol wagon. Commentary Chapter 15 provides readers with the first and only meaningful exchange between Jurgis and Ona. Jurgis, in a rage, confronts his wife about her deceptions and lies. Although the scene borders on melodrama, readers can empathize, experiencing both Jurgis’ rage and Ona’s fears. Unwittingly, Jurgis is as cruel to Ona as Connor had been. Ona, the weaker one, again submits to the will of anyone who is stronger than she is.

Glossary colloquy a conversation, especially a formal discussion. menagerie a collection of wild or strange animals kept in cages or enclosures for exhibition. drover a person who herds droves of animals, especially to market. parley a talk or conference for the purpose of discussing a specific matter. ptomaines substances, some of which are poisonous, formed in decaying animal matter. isinglass a form of gelatin made from the internal membranes of fish bladders: used as a clarifying agent and adhesive.

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