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Wild Geese and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz are two very similar classic Canadian novels To begin with the main characters in both books Caleb Gare and Duddy Kravitz care only about themselves and what they can get Furthermore these main characters both hurt many people along the way to getting what they want Finally both novels have their pathetic characters that never stand up for themselves and always get pushed around These two books by Martha Ostenso and Mordecai Richler can be easily compared The protagonists in both novels are similar in their values Firstly they both thought that nobody helps me except myself - what else should I care about Secondly Caleb and Duddy would have done anything for land or to protect the land they had Caleb blackmailed Fusi Aronson into selling him land that he lusted after Caleb also died trying to protect his land when the muskeg swallowed him up Whereas Duddy forged cheques employed tricked and manipulated a feeble man Virgil so that he became severely injured in a vehicle collision and worse to procure and protect his land His grandfather had told him that a man without land is nobody so he centered his life around pleasing Simcha by procuring land by whatever means possible The players of lead roles in these two books have many similar negative attributes In both of these somewhat similar novels the main characters stop at nothing to get what they want even if it hurts someone close to them In Calebs case he would stop at nothing to achieve some perverse object or satisfy a groundless grudge Caleb went to the extent of almost killing his wife Amelia and he would of if he hadnt been distracted by the fact that his landfields were on fire With Duddy it was somewhat of the same case but not to the same extent He treated his partner Yvette and close friend like garbage and
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