The Jungle

Explain how the following motif is evident in chapter 25. Workers are often ignorant of their own best interests and continaully take steps to defeat them.

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Besides beating up people like himself and stealing their money, Jurgis is involved in a scam to take workers' wages. Jurgis begins to be hired by different crooks and thieves to participate in different crimes for which he is paid. He participates in one scam in which he goes by several different names, picking up the weekly pay which did not belong to him and delivering it to a man named Buck Halloran.