The Jungle

Some critics believe that Jurgis' bath in the stream is symbolic. What does this cleansing symbolize?

chapter twenty two.

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Water is a constant symbol of cleansing, a baptism into change. This is Jurgis's new attitude, he will no longer be a slave in the city. He is going to fight back, for himself and his remaining family. Jurgis is "born again".