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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - Insecurities of DuddyQuestion 3 Duddy hides his insecurities from himself and others Heis afraid to ask his father if his mother had liked him What does thisreveal about Duddy Why do we often hide our fears Two thousand years ago Jesus had saidMan does not live by breadalone This is true for other than physiological needs man also hasother basic necessities As outlined in an article written by ProfessorA H Maslow called A Theory of Human Motivation these basicnecessities include a person s desire for security love esteem andself-actualization Thus when Duddy hides his fears from others andhimself he is only pursuing a sense of safety which is one of thehuman fundamental needs A person s self-projected image is very important We often hide ourown fears because we do not want to acknowledge our dreads We areafraid that if we show our dreads our images as great persons will beruined People want to feel important significant and superior peopledo not want to feel inferior subordinate and insignificant We areafraid that if we concede our fears others will dismiss us asunimportant This is even more true for an ambitious young man likeDuddy He springs from humble beginnings but clearly he is very eagerto become a successful and powerful man his bony cheeks werecriss-crossed with scratches as he shaved twice daily in his attempt toencourage a beard This clearly indicates to the readers that Duddywants and tries to be someone that he is not He wants himself andothers to think that he is of great significance The fact that hisfriends family and others reject him make his self-projected image evenmore preponderant He must convince himself and others that he is avery important figure and he does this by denying his insecurities Duddy is not a very well-liked figure in the novel He arousesreaders sympathy because his family and friends do not
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