The Jungle

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Dede Antanas Rudkus Character Analysis

Dede Antanas is Jurgis's father. He is eager to work but too old and infirm to obtain a job. Out of dedication to his family, he agrees to pay a man a third of his wages in exchange for finding him a job. He works tirelessly, and his job's harsh conditions soon prove too much for him: he wastes away and dies.
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Dede Antanas Rudkus Character Timeline in The Jungle

The timeline below shows where the character Dede Antanas Rudkus appears in The Jungle. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3
The Immigrant Experience and Disillusionment Theme Icon
Family, Masculinity, and Individualism Theme Icon
Jokubas offers to help Dede Antanas and Jonas get jobs through his friend, a special policeman at Durham's meatpacking plant. Jurgis... (full context)
Chapter 4
The Immigrant Experience and Disillusionment Theme Icon
Family, Masculinity, and Individualism Theme Icon
...children should not have to work and the children should go to school. Jurgis's father, Dede Antanas , also wants to work, but it is nearly impossible for a man of his... (full context)
Chapter 5
The Dehumanizing Evils of Capitalism Theme Icon
The Immigrant Experience and Disillusionment Theme Icon
The Horrors of the Meatpacking Industry Theme Icon
Jurgis's father, Dede Antanas , is approached by someone who offers to get him a job if he gives... (full context)
The Dehumanizing Evils of Capitalism Theme Icon
The Horrors of the Meatpacking Industry Theme Icon
Dede Antanas accepts the offer and starts working in the plant's pickling rooms. Part of his job... (full context)
Chapter 7
The Dehumanizing Evils of Capitalism Theme Icon
The Immigrant Experience and Disillusionment Theme Icon
The Horrors of the Meatpacking Industry Theme Icon
Family, Masculinity, and Individualism Theme Icon
Dede Antanas develops a bad cough and sores on his feet from the chemicals in the pickling... (full context)