The Question and Answer section for The Jungle is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
I would say the meat was treated better. The meat was worth money: the workers were expendable.
Ona is Jurgis's wife. Though she starts the novel as a housewife, she soon must go to work in order to provide for the family. The hard labor breaks her body, and, after giving birth to her first child, she is raped and beaten by one of the...
Ona was still fifteen years old.