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Women of "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler - In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, a book written by Mordecai Richler, women are represented as if they are of a lower status and importance than men. These female characters include Yvette Durelle, Minnie Kravitz, Ida Kravitz, Linda Rubin, and Sandra Calder. Each of these female characters are in possession of negative attributes; ranging from helplessness, to deceitfulness, and all the way up to inanimateness. Minnie Kravitz is the mother of Duddy Kravitz. Because she passed away while Duddy was still young, the establishment of a mother-son relationship was prevented....   [tags: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz] 995 words
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Women in Mordecai Richler's "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" - In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, a book written by Mordecai Richler, women are represented as if they are of a lower status than men. The women that are presented in this novel include Yvette Durelle, Minnie Kravitz, Ida Kravitz, Linda Rubin, and Sandra Calder. Minnie Kravitz is the mother of Duddy. She didn’t really get a chance to have any relationship with Duddy, as she passed away while Duddy was still young. The memories Duddy has of her are next to none; and he is unsure of whether or not she even loved him while she was still alive....   [tags: Mordecai Richler, Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz,] 553 words
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 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 to him being a failure....   [tags: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz] 654 words
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz 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 camp counsellor one summer his father had written every week.  He had driven out...   [tags: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz] 611 words
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Duddy is No Monster - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Duddy is No Monster "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, to pay for the final parcel of land around Lac St....   [tags: Apprenticeship Duddy Kravitz]
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Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Cunning though he is, Duddy Kravitz fails to learn the tricks of his trade and, consequently, fails to become a whole person. In Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Duddy’s peers succumb to his antics, thereby becoming deficient as Duddy’s teachers. Duddy’s amoral business associates are masters of ruthlessness and deceit, and his family members are enfeebled by the society they live in. Trained at the hands of these cripples, Duddy Kravitz is unable to complete his apprenticeship....   [tags: Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Essays]
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy 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 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 is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are damnable....   [tags: Duddy Kravitz Mordecai Richler Essays] 1182 words
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordechai Richler - ... Urbain Street, and there are wealthy districts, like Westmount and Outremont. Parts of the story take place in the Laurentian Mountains, in the resort town of Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts and surrounding areas where Duddy gets his summer job, meets his lover and takes his first step towards owning land in Lac St. Pierre after shooting his first film by selecting a lake and the lands surrounding it.The following quotes show the locations in the novel: “…in the tree-lined streets of Outremont..” (page 4) “…He walks up to the corner of Park and St....   [tags: story and character analysis ]
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The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz Essay - 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 crook and Duddy will never be abandoned....   [tags: essays research papers] 519 words
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - 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 Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a novel based on the life of Duddy Kravitz, Duddy’s character shows that he lacks attention of others, has no remorse towards the people surrounding him, and his...   [tags: essays research papers] 1713 words
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The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz - The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler In the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Mordecai Richler punishes Duddy 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 evident when Duddy confronts Yvette and asks her, “ Why did you go to my grandfather....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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The Apprenticeship of duddy Kravitz - 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 case of obsession, the title character, Duddy Kravitz becomes obsessed with his grandfather’s saying, “ ‘ A man without land, is nothing.’”, thus starting Duddy on his quest to attain a piece of l...   [tags: essays research papers] 1038 words
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Personality in Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Personality in Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Each person has a distinct, identifiable personality. These personalities are the basis of who we are and how we live our lives. Growing up, these personalities are formed through associations and manipulations of the personalities of others. This is clearly evident in Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. In this novel, we follow Duddy Kravitz's life from early adolescence to adulthood. Throughout the novel, signs are given as to the development of Duddy's good and bad personalities....   [tags: Richler Kravitz] 1067 words
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Character’s Exploration in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and King Lear - Character’s Exploration in The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and King Lear "The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character." These lines from “Margaret Chase Smith” force us to think about what the actual test for morality is. Morality cannot be solely judged based on the deeds a person has committed, but when the person shows enough courage to stand against the mob and support the right. Both Richler and Shakespeare have stressed upon the character’s development throughout their storyline apparent in their works which helps readers create a strong bond with them until the end, although both Duddy Kravitz and...   [tags: wealth, status, power, morality]
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Question #3: Duddy hides his insecurities from himself and others. He is afraid to ask his father if his mother had liked him. What does this reveal about Duddy. Why do we often hide our fears. Two thousand years ago, Jesus had said,"Man does not live by bread alone." This is true, for other than physiological needs, man also has other basic necessities. As outlined in an article written by Professor A. H. Maslow called "A Theory of Human Motivation", these basic necessities include a person’s desire for security, love, esteem and self-actualization....   [tags: essays research papers] 737 words
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Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - 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 manipulate Duddy, and also give insight into his character, are his grandfather Simcha Kravitz, his older brother Lennie Kravitz, and his Uncle Benjy....   [tags: essays research papers] 945 words
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The Aprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Quote Analysis - "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 figure to him during his early childhood, when his father could not always be there for him, and as a result of always having him around while Duddy was so young and impres...   [tags: essays research papers] 469 words
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Duddy Kravitz - Following A Dream - Duddy Kravitz - Following A Dream 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 Richler^s novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Duddy Kravitz, his uncle Benjy and Jerry Dingleman (The Boy Wonder), are all able to achieve their life long dreams, but we must examine if their sacrifices were worthy of the prize....   [tags: essays papers] 895 words
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Character Study on Duddy Kravitz - Character Study on 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 fourty 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....   [tags: essays papers] 717 words
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duddy kravitz - In the book The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, 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 and how to apply it to his life....   [tags: essays research papers] 1153 words
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Comparision of Duddy Kravitz and Jay Gatsby - Comparision of Duddy Kravitz and Jay Gatsby Mordecai Richler’s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz certainly provides a stark contrast to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. While Fitzgerald epitomizes descriptive writing techniques, Richler is far more reserved and subtle in terms of description when juxtaposed. However, both writers are able to successfully reveal the precarious journey of, essentially, the same character. Richler’s Duddy Kravitz and Fitzgerald’s Jay Gatsby, exemplifies the accomplishments that result from pursuing a dream....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 2024 words
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Duddy's Focus on Wealth - In my opinion, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, a book written by Mordecai Richler, is ultimately about money. Simcha Kravitz, Duddy’s grandfather, would tell Duddy as a child that “a man without land is nobody.” These words encouraged him to live his life in a manner in which he would do anything he could in order to obtain the land that a “nobody” would not possess. But Duddy does not solely focus his desires on land; instead, his goals are set on wealth in general. In order to acquire wealth, Duddy engages in acts of dishonesty and deceit....   [tags: Character Analysis] 857 words
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