Essays Tagged: "Duddy"

"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 p ... 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 absenc ... e 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? ...

(2 pages) 63 0 3.3 Jun/1995

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy Kravitz

Hyman Kaplan by Leo Rosten and The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz chronicles the emergence, here in a comic vein, of its young hero from Montreal's Jewi ... the wrong side of the tracks with a rusty spoon in his mouth and the spark of rebellion about him, Duddy races across those tracks and rebels against all forms of silver-spooned authority. In his per ...

(3 pages) 76 2 4.1 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler.

Hubley 1Tyler HubleyENG 4UMrs. LebrunMay 3, 2003The Apprenticeship of Duddy KravitzDuddy Kravitz was a young man who frequently found himself in trouble. Thiswas usually ... will that can be overmatched bynothing, along with an attitude that often got himself into trouble. Duddy Kravitzsucceeds because of hard work and determination, which is why he has become a wellknown ... n, which is why he has become a wellknown character throughout Canadian Literature. The attitude of Duddy Kravitz is one ofhis main vices, but it is miniscule when compared to his will to succeed.Dudd ...

(7 pages) 43 0 0.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy Kravitz's changes throughout the changing of the society around him.

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Fall of DuddyA man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of ... true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz from The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler understands this perfectl ... st would be. This ambition of his is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are atrocious. Duddy is a pursuer; a formidable competitor and also a manipulator. It is true that he has obtained ...

(5 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

"Duddy Kravitz" By Mordecai Richler.

The Art of a Friendship: Duddy Kravitz Style"A man without land is nobody", and with these words Duddy sets out on his quest. ... land is nobody", and with these words Duddy sets out on his quest. The novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler is about a young man who, after hearing those words, from his gran ... oughout life with the ambition to own a lot of land by a lake in rural Quebec. Throughout the story Duddy meets two very special people that play a major role in his life and his pursuit for land. How ...

(3 pages) 32 1 4.2 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy's family plays a significant role for all of Duddy's goals, attitudes and actions in life.

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz written by Mordecai Richler has the primary character defined by his family and their ... ecai Richler has the primary character defined by his family and their situation. This character of Duddy Kravitz had to raise himself because his mother had died when he was young and everyone else i ... mother had died when he was young and everyone else in the family were too busy for him. This leads Duddy to grow up with no morals and ethics. Furthermore, Duddy begins to crave for attention and acc ...

(5 pages) 53 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Jerry Dingleman's role on Duddy's apprenticeship (in "The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler)

Throughout the novel Duddy tries to become someone who deserves respect. He wants to prove everyone that he can become a ... rove everyone that he can become a "somebody" and believes he can make Max and Simcha proud of him. Duddy Kravitz grew up without much support from his family: his mother Minnie died, when he was abou ... esn't remember anything about her, and Max, his father, clearly preferred Lennie, his older son, to Duddy. Max loved to tell his friends anecdotes about the local gangster, the great Boy Wonder over a ...

(3 pages) 15 0 1.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The impact of Duddy's family on his apprenticeship. ("The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravit" by Mordecai Richler)

The impact of Duddy's family on his apprenticeshipThe world we live in is far from being perfect, and there are ma ... ng when he thinks that he can easily move form the lower class to another.In "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz", Duddy, the protagonist of the novel is a part of the lower class, he is only a high ... , the protagonist of the novel is a part of the lower class, he is only a high school graduate. But Duddy doesn't need any higher education to quickly understand that money is one of the biggest diffe ...

(3 pages) 14 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy Kravitz - Successful manipulator? ("The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler)

Throughout the novel, Duddy proves himself as a very smart guy, who has the ability to overcome any obstacles he faces. Bu ... ked him, Yvette, Cuckoo Kaplan, and Virgil, since these manipulations lead him to the final failure.Duddy Kravitz starts his apprenticeship in the place where "the boys grew up dirty and sad, spiky al ... w up dirty and sad, spiky also, like grass beside the railroad tracks." (45). From his early years, Duddy starts to make rude jokes on the people in the neighborhood, like Fletcher's Cadets. Duddy is ...

(4 pages) 19 0 3.7 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The life to live, the road to take," From Book- "Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" By Mordecai Richler.

One's life is a personal venture. In a few years of his life Duddy has managed to do more than most people would be able do to in their life time. But however ha ... however hard he tried to rise above his family and friends all of his attempts failed in disaster. Duddy Kravitz may have thought he was free, but in fact, he was in a family trap that he could not s ... er Max, grandfather Simcha and his uncle Benjy.One of the characters who has a tremendous affect on Duddy would be his father Max. Maxes behavior reflects directly on Duddy. Unfortunately he does not ...

(3 pages) 23 0 3.0 Jan/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy's strengths and weaknesses: as a businessman, relative and friend ("The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" by Mordecai Richler)

"A man without land is nobody", and with these words, Duddy Kravitz embarked on a pursuit for his own piece of land. Born in the ghetto with a rusty spoon ... e of land. Born in the ghetto with a rusty spoon in his mouth and the spark of rebellion about him, Duddy pits himself against the arid and vile environment and rebels against all forms of silver-spoo ... eneurial triumph, his conflicting roles as a businessman, relative and friend constantly highlights Duddy's strengths and weaknesses - important attributes that eventually lead to his victorious acqui ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

A Comparative Essay - Duddy Kravitz And Irwon Shubert

Although portraying completely different characters, Duddy Kravitz and Irwin Shubert in Mordecai Richler¡¦s The Apprenticeship of Duddy Krav ... y to make themselves look tougher to others. Causing grief just rids the problem behind for awhile. Duddy like Irwin cares deeply of the image he represents and portrays to others. They both take into ... to everyone else, have a heroic type image, and looked up to by all their friends. Also, Irwin and Duddy like to be the centre of attention. They yearn for the spotlight to be on them at all times.Al ...

(3 pages) 1752 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Duddy Kravitz

The novel, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz", is based in Montreal in the twentieth century. Duddy Kravitz is a student from ... t hard working person. He leads the students in room 41 against the teachers in FFHS. Nevertheless, Duddy cares about his image and family, which promotes great irony in this novel. Duddy is a ... ng the school and was struck on the back of the neck by a snowball. This happened because he called Duddy's father "unfit to raise him" (pg.12). As a result, Duddy shows a spiteful trait, when i ...

(3 pages) 1328 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duddy Kravitz Materialism

an also push you to do stuff that you would never think of doing. In the book The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz, the main character Duddy Kravitz was brought up with the saying " a man with out land ... in character Duddy Kravitz was brought up with the saying " a man with out land is a nobody." Duddy believes that the more land and money he gains the more of a "somebody" he will become. ...

(3 pages) 1984 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duddy's Aprenticeship

Duddy's Apprenticeship Throughout Duddys adolescence he encounters and associates himself with a num ... they form his morals. The settings and atmospheres also played a part in molding the cruel selfish Duddy Kravitz. Whether they wanted or meant to or not Duddy was apprenticed by certain important peo ... was apprenticed by certain important people throughout his upbringing. The three primary factors in Duddy's apprenticeship are his experiences in the film business, his relationship with Yvette and Th ...

(3 pages) 330 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duddy Kravitz

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is about a young Jewish Boy who is determined to make his fortune at all costs. He tos ... to achieve his goal. The irony in this story, (which is also what made it so good to read), is that Duddy never realizes what he has done. He thinks that he is the most successful person because he ha ... hints which state that the Jewish traditions are fading. Many Jewish people in the story, including Duddy's father, Max, no longer attend the synogogue. The synogogue is no longer refered to as such, ...

(2 pages) 1248 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duddy Kravitz

development of a human being. This is the case in Mordecai Richler's novel, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz." There are many ways how Mordecai Richler illustrates Duddy's character. Both h ... inessmen), living on St. Urbain Street, and the influences within his family. To begin with, Duddy spends most of his teen years with his good friends. Being that he spends so much time with th ...

(13 pages) 2960 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Duddy kravitz

ake. Even though we shouldn't be dishonest, we must brake the rules sometimes. In the novel "Duddy Kravitz" honesty is a major theme. It is shown that there are parts of honesty and dishonesty ... r theme. It is shown that there are parts of honesty and dishonesty in each of the main characters. Duddy especially suffered because of his dishonesty, and caused those who loved him to suffer also. ...

(5 pages) 1087 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Duddy kravitz 2

be at a standstill and we not be where we are today both technologically and socially. In the book Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richdler, the author allows us to connect to the main character, Duddy Kra ... chapters of the book were overwhelming for the reader to follow. Mordecai Richler tried to develop Duddy Kravitz's character too fast. The author introduces too many experiences and character buildin ...

(2 pages) 980 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry