The Jungle

What Problems Did Ona And Jurgis Face In Chapters 17?

Economic, Political, Social?

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Jurgis finds himself in prison for attacking a man who raped his wife. Jurgis is fill of discord and bitterness. The judge sentences Jurgis to 30 days in a bad prison. Jurgis goes to Bridewell, a prison even more filthy than the city prison. Jurgis is put to work, cracking stones to make gravel. One day, Jurgis goes to a room where he meets Stanislovas. Stanislovas tells Jurgis that Ona is very sick. She cannot go to work and lost her place at the factory.