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A book report on apprenticeship of duddy kravitz by mordecai richler

Discuss what being an apprentice means.

What was the "apprenticeship" of Duddy Kravitz? What was he learning about? Who are Duddy's primary masters or teachers? What does he learn from each one? The motivations for behavior are complex, but if you were to pick out one primary motivator of Duddy's actions, what would it be?

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Summary

What does Duddy have against MacPherson? How do you feel about what happens between them? The Jewish immigrant experience is one theme in this book. We see three generations of the Kravitz family. How are each of their experiences different or the same? In your opinion, what is the worst thing that Duddy does? How does he rationalize his actions?

Duddy is a scoundrel, but what about his character makes him likable? And although he is often bad, he is never truly evil.

  1. They are easier and more enjoyable to write about. And although he is often bad, he is never truly evil.
  2. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is set in working-class Montreal, where Duddy, a boy from a poor Jewish family, becomes fixated on attaining power and money. Richler has such a way with his writing, particularly his dialogue, and such an intimate sense of his characters, that he carries the reader to the end- in spite of the plot cliches along the way.
  3. The book has a masterful ending.
  4. He sets himself up as an independent movie producer, filming bar-mitzvahs and weddings for the Jewish community of the city. While he sends Lennie through medical school, he shows disdain for Duddy.
  5. I was never offered an honest job. Since it's not exactly a "sure thing" career choice, how difficult was this decision?

What is the difference? Richler has been called a regional writer. How important is it that this book is set in Montreal, Canada? Richler was criticized for presenting negative Jewish stereotypes in this book. Do you think the criticism was justified?

How does he portray Dingleman? Richler is a great satirist, one of the finest of our time.

What aspects of society does he attack most? This book is also about the importance of family. How important is family to Duddy, and how do you know?

The book has a masterful ending. Discuss the last scene, and its irony. How does it pull the events of the book together?

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Summary

As far as apprenticeships go, who or what helped you become a writer? I was never offered an honest job.

  1. Duddy is left with no friends.
  2. One day, Yvette takes him to a secluded lake near the resort.
  3. Duddy becomes obsessed with the land around it, envisioning it as a...

What prompted you to decide to make writing your profession? Since it's not exactly a "sure thing" career choice, how difficult was this decision?

  • What aspects of society does he attack most?
  • The rest of the staff are college students who either mock or ignore him;
  • Uncle Benjy is suspicious of his unapologetically capitalist nephew, seeing him as greedy and crass;
  • At 15, Duddy, through petty persecution, manages to bring about the death of one of his teachers, but it is as a natural born go-getter and money-maker that he really hits his stride in pushing people around and using them.

I never wanted to be anything else. Did the success of Duddy Kravitz change your life? Was Duddy Kravitz, the character, based on any real-life person or persons?

He was an amalgam of several boys I knew. Why do you prefer a scoundrel, or an antihero, for your protagonist?

  • And although he is often bad, he is never truly evil;
  • As far as apprenticeships go, who or what helped you become a writer?
  • What aspects of society does he attack most?
  • As far as apprenticeships go, who or what helped you become a writer?
  • When Duddy returns in the morning, Irwin is forced to return the money.

They are easier and more enjoyable to write about. You are a satirist, but, nevertheless, Duddy Kravitz aroused the anger of some Jews who felt you were portraying negative stereotypes.

Do you feel this criticism had any merit?

Questions?

Do you read the reviews of your books? Do you think writers, in general, are more helped or harmed by reading criticism of their works? Yes, I read the reviews.