The Jungle

What is the Socialist party and why do you think it would appeal to Jurgis?

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Chapter 29

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Ostrinski tells Jurgis that the Socialist Party is the largest political organization in the world and that they are organizing to return the workingman to world power. They are a true democratic organization, meaning that they have no bosses or leaders. Chicago, he tells him, is at the mercy of the Beef Trust, and the Socialist Party wishes to help the workingman to rise up, take control, and reform the corrupt systems that the Trust controls. He tells Jurgis that this will be difficult work, but Jurgis is excited by the possibilities and has trouble falling asleep on Ostrinski’s kitchen floor that night. Jurgis has been so mistreated by the corporate capitalist system that socialism appeals to him.