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  • Land To Duddy
    657 words
    Is Land Worth More Than a Friendship A 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 man of his time. From the moment he heard his grandfather say "a man without land is nobody". He is prepared to seek the land of his dream no matter what the cost would be. There is no doubt that Duddy is very shrewd and cle...
  • Yvette And Duddy
    675 words
    In the Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai Richler clearly intends to portray his main character as a failure. Duddy understands perfectly well that a man must pursue his dreams, which is why he is one of the most motivated young man of his time. From the moment Duddy hears his grandfather say, "A man without land is nobody, he is prepared to seek the land of his dreams. This aspiration of Duddy's is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are totally inappropriate, and that leads ...
  • Duddy's Purity Of Motive
    947 words
    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...
  • Punishment To Duddy
    538 words
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler In the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai Richler punishesDuddy for his wrongs against others in several ways. Each punishment fits the crime, and there is an irony about each one. The three punishments inflicted on Duddy at the end of the novel are the loss of Simcha's love, the loss of his friends, and the absence of any funds to build on his property. The loss of Simcha's love is a devastating blow for Duddy. This is evi...
  • Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz
    488 words
    '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 Land
    644 words
    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
    991 words
    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...
  • Dream For Land Into Duddy's Head
    1,224 words
    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
    1,138 words
    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
    805 words
    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...
  • 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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