Study Guide

Juozas Raszius in The Jungle

By Upton Sinclair

Juozas Raszius

Juozas is the guy Alena Jasaityte is engaged to in the first chapter of the novel. He pulls in a pretty good salary pushing handtrucks at one of the meatpacking plants, so he dresses well and thinks a lot of himself. Alena is not married to Juozas by Chapter 27, so something must have happened to him. We don't know what, and it doesn't really matter – given all the other stories in this novel, we are sure that it was horrible.

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