The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Atanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown.
Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, "politically connected", and a man who causes much trouble for
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pierced their skulls. These animals existed in very poor conditions, especially te "sterrly" cattle that developed boils.
Now that I have read The Jungle, I am amazed that so many people didn't die from eating food made in such poor conditions. I was very much pesuaded into becoming a vegetarian, as were many others who have read this book. I was skeptical about reading this book at first, but I'm really glad that I did.