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Can you list five problems that Jurgis and Ona had on their trip from their homeland to Chicago.

 

abigail s #236103
Mar 11, 2012 2:55 PM

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Can you list five problems that Jurgis and Ona had on their trip from their homeland to Chicago.

I need at least 6 examples. & how they overcame them.

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jill d #170087
Mar 11, 2012 3:05 PM

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On the way to Chicago?????? I don't know if there are six, but I'm checking!
 

jill d #170087
Mar 11, 2012 3:10 PM

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1) Ona's father had died, and his estate was tied up with creditors; Jurgis' heart leaped as he realized that now the prize was within his reach. There was Elzbieta Lukoszaite, Teta, or Aunt, as they called her, Ona's stepmother, and there were her six children, of all ages. There was also her brother Jonas, a dried-up little man who had worked upon the farm. They were people of great consequence, as it seemed to Jurgis, fresh out of the woods; Ona knew how to read, and knew many other things that he did not know, and now the farm had been sold, and the whole family was adrift – all they owned in the world being about seven hundred rubles which is half as many dollars. They would have had three times that, but it had gone to court, and the judge had decided against them, and it had cost the balance to get him to change his decision.

2) They had a hard time on the passage; there was an agent who helped them, but he proved a scoundrel, and got them into a trap with some officials, and cost them a good deal of their precious money, which they clung to with such horrible fear. This happened to them again in New York – for, of course, they knew nothing about the country, and had no one to tell them, and it was easy for a man in a blue uniform to lead them away, and to take them to a hotel and keep them there, and make them pay enormous charges to get away. The law says that the rate card shall be on the door of a hotel, but it does not say that it shall be in Lithuanian.

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