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  • Duddy Kravitz
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    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz -- The Tragic Fall ofDuddyA man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, 'A man without land is nobody,' he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matter what the cost would be. This ambition of his ...
  • Rock Musician Lenny Kravitz
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    Lenny Kravitz For my paper I chose rock musician Lenny Kravitz. I will discuss in detail his rise to critical acclaim as well as show the individual influences towards his works. He is definitely one of my favorite musicians who's work I fondly enjoy. The only a child of a white TV news producer Sy Kravitz and the late African American actress Roxie Roker (known for her role as Hellen Willis on the TV sitcom The Jeffersons, Kravitz was born May 26, 1964, in Brooklyn New York. It was only upon re...
  • Boy Like Duddy
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    CHARACTER STUDY: DUDDY KRAVITZ Duddy kravitz a "small, narrow-chested boy of fifteen with a thin face. His black eyes were ringed with dark circles". This is how he is described in the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz physically. Duddy kravitz a schoolboy, class president of room fourth one, leader of a group of boys, and comes from a Jewish background. As normal as this all may sound deep within he is a boy built from many different characteristics to make him who he is in the novel. N...
  • Strong Religious Faiths Of Canadians
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    The novel is based in Montreal, Canada of the early twentieth century, where teachers believed in strapping and immigrants travelling to Canada to start a new life. Duddy Kravitz, a student of Fletcher Field High in the class of Mr. Macpherson, one of the few teachers who are against strapping. Many students took advantage of him, and even gambled with Jerry Dingleman to win tickets, which were given by Mr. Macpherson to good students. Duddy is a boy, who always wants to be someone he is not. Hi...
  • Duddy's Purity Of Motive
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    Duddy Kravitz was a youth of determination and vision, of passion and dedication. He sought out his dreams, and let very little remove him from his clear path to the land which he desired to possess so strongly. There was, however, a motive behind this appetite for Lac St. Pierre and its surrounding land, a motive to which an untainted air was not present. Stainless motive is unbeatable, when in its purest form, a form which is rarely spotted within the human heart. To say that one's motives are...
  • Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
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    'A man without land is nothing. ' Though the passage I have selected is short, I believe it is the most obvious indication to the main theme of the book, as well as a common goal for not only Duddy Kravitz, but countless others, fictitious and not. I could have chosen a longer quotation from the book, but I felt that this phrase clearly communicates to the reader that the 'American Dream' has been a preoccupation with Duddy since he was very young. Duddy's grandfather acted as a prominent father...
  • Duddy's Actions Towards Mr Macpherson
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    One's life is a personal venture. From the day of birth, people set goals and expectations for themselves. Life is essentially one's self-dictionary; lessons are learned, morals are acquired, and conformity to a standard of right is attained. In the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, the reader learns about Duddy's ventures in his life, whether he succeeds or fails during his obstacles, the reader will gain important morals and lessons in life itself. The Apprenticesh...
  • Duddy Land
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    Duddy's obsession with land lies within his grandfather, Simcha. When Duddy was small, he spoke those unforgettable words to him, 'A man without land is nobody. ' When it seemed as if nobody cared or respected him, Simcha did. Duddy did not receive the same kind of love from his father or uncle as Lennie did. When Duddy comes back from work at, he asks, 'Why [Max] didn't answer any of [his] letters?' He replies he wasn't 'one for letters. ' 'But Duddy remembered that when Lennie had worked as a ...
  • Duddy's Brother Lennie
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    Family Ties "We " re one family and we should stick together, just like the Rockefellers. In our own small way, I mean". As boy living on St. Urbain Street in the ghetto of Montreal, Duddy Kravitz, the main character in Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, is budding in a society where people with wealth and power are highly respected. However, the complexity of a person's character, like Duddy's, is influenced immeasurably through his family. The main three people who manipul...
  • Richler's The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
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    Throughout Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, the protagonist, Duddy Kravitz, can be seen as a mean-spirited opportunist who would step on anyone to get where he wants. Duddy, at times, seems to be oblivious to the people he hurts in his ambitious quest for money and power, ultimately leaving him unhappy and alone. Even though his methods of gaining control are far more extreme, the same can be said of Claudius from William Shakespeare's Hamlet, who ends up losing far more t...
  • Dream For Land Into Duddy's Head
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    In the book The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richer, Duddy Kravitz is the apprentice to life in order to find out the truth about himself. Different characters come in and out of Duddy's life and act as masters towards him. These people all have specific lessons to teach him, and it's up to him to either act upon what he's learned or ignore it. Duddy Kravitz is a young man whom we can say is being an apprentice to life. What he needs to do is to discover the truth about himself an...
  • Jerry And Duddy
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    In society, most people have an obsession to some extent, these may include such things as a hobby - collecting antiques; or even as simple as having to have things a certain way. For others though, obsession has a different meaning, they might become obsessed with one special object, or possibly attaining a certain goal. They might go about achieving this goal no matter what the consequences to others might be. Mordecai Richler's book the Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, illustrates one such ca...
  • Duddy Offers Virgil A Job
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    Meredith Snyder"I think you " re rotten", says Yvette at the end of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, "I wish you were dead" (Richler 318). This sentiment is echoed throughout a substantial amount of the criticism of Mordecai Richler's tale. At best, we question whether Duddy has learned anything during his apprenticeship; at worst, we accuse him of taking a tremendous step backwards, of becoming an utterly contemptible human being. When Duddy steals money from his friend and admirer, Virgil,...
  • Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
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    A successful novelist integrates the element of conflict into his story. Mordecai Richlers The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz clearly depicts the different forms of conflict a young man coming of age in Montreal during the 1950's would have faced. Duddy Kravitz is ever battling with the prejudice present in society, economic status, and the many hindrances of family. Through out his journey, Duddy Kravitz encounters great obstacles of prejudice. One of his first dealings with this phenomenon be...
  • Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz By Mordecai Richler
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    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler is the tale of a young greedy boy who feels that money is his path to happiness and pride. Duddy simply stomps all over his friends and his family as well (to a certain extent). Richler feels unreserved sympathy towards Duddy because, in essence, Duddy is Richler written down and diversified. Duddy is a character based on Mordecai's own personality. Duddy Kravitz is a crook, a blackmailer and a cheat. However, Duddy Kravitz is Richler's cro...
  • Benjy S Reputation With Duddy
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    Reach for the stars, is a common phrase many children hear in their life, whether by parents or role models in their lives. If a person puts their mind to a task at hand they can accomplish it most of the time, but when the goal is achieved and the path is taken to achieve the goal is crowded with hate and lies, the question arises; was it all worth it In Mordecai Richer^s novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Duddy Kravitz, his uncle Benjy and Jerry Dinglemen (The Boy Wonder), are all abl...
  • Very Young Age Duddy
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    Duddy Kravitz was a young man of great determination, with passion and ambition. He followed his dreams. Duddy let nothing distract him from going full speed ahead. He was determined to obtain his deepest desire. His motive flourished from his grandfather's prestigious words; "Man without land is nothing". pg 49 These words told by Duddy's only relative that believed in him stuck with him. Those great words drove him to attain a great amount of land surrounding Lac St. Pierre. Duddy was faced wi...

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