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Where is Jurgis originally from?

Where is Jurgis originally from?

Jurgis Rudkus A Lithuanian immigrant who comes to America with his wife, Ona.

What does Jurgis discover about Marija?

Once again out on the streets, Jurgis discovers that Marija has become a prostitute. He goes to her for help and learns that Stanislovas has died.

How did Marija get the job she had?

Finally, Marija gets a job as a beef-trimmer, which means that she has to use a knife to trim the fat off cattle carcasses. This knife work is so fast that people often get injured. Of course, the knives are dirty because they are used to slash cattle carcasses all day.

Who are the children of Ona and Jurgis?

Elzbieta’s six children, Stanislovas, Kotrina, Vilimas, Nikalojus, Juozapas, and Kristoforas, accompany them. Also, Ona’s cousin, Marija, decides to join them when she has trouble at work. Once they arrive in America, Ona and Jurgis marry and have a son named Antanas.

Why did Jurgis Rudkus marry Ona Lukoszaite?

Jurgis Rudkus marries his fifteen-year-old sweetheart, Ona Lukoszaite, in a joyous traditional Lithuanian wedding feast. They and their extended family have recently immigrated to Chicago due to financial hardship in Lithuania. They have heard that America offers freedom and higher wages and have come to pursue the American Dream .

How did Elzbieta’s children die in the jungle?

During this time, one of Elzbieta’s children dies of food poisoning. Jurgis, finally recovered, tries to find work, but, after three months of being sedentary, he has lost some of his strength, causing all the factories to deny him work.

What happens to Jurgis and Marija in the jungle?

Some levity is brought to their lives by the arrival of a musician who courts Marija, and the birth of Jurgis and Ona’s first child. However, this happiness is tempered when Ona must return to work one week after giving birth, and Marija is laid off in a seasonal cutback.