Monday, October 23, 2006

Chapter 4 in The Jungle

Link to Chapter 4 is in the title! In this chapter Jurgis reports for his first day of work. He stands outside for over 2 hours just waiting for someone to tell him what to do. I can only imagine feeling like you did nothing wrong because no one told you to do something else. Have you ever felt so helpless in your whole life? The family went to buy a small house near the yards because they determined that it would be better for them than renting for the rest of their lives. As you can tell from the chapter, I think that the family was afraid to hope that they were doing something right for themselves. They were sure that they were being swindled and only because they had never had the opportunity to believe anything else. I think to myself, if in your life no one had ever treated you fairly because of the class or race of person that you were, what incentive would you have to believe that everyone was not going to do that to you again? Any thoughts on the chapter?

I look forward to any comments. Be safe and have a good night.

4 comments:

Lizzie said...

What book is this? I am an avid reader.

SJeanneM said...

We are reading The Jungle by Upton Sinclair. It actually is a quite interesting book.

Matt said...

I remember reading The Jungle back in high school. I don't want to spoil anything, but several years later it's still left a mark on me.

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