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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy A man must pursue his dreams This is certainly true for everyone ofthe humankind for if there were no dreams there would be no reason tolive Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly that is why he is oneof the most ambitious young men of his time From the moment he hearshis grandfather says A man without land is nobody he is prepared toseek the land of his dream -- no matter what the cost would be Thisambition of his is very respectable but unfortunately his methods aredamnable Duddy is a relentless pursuer a formidable competitor andalso a ruthless manipulator It is true that he has obtained all theland that he desires at the end but he succeeds through immoraldespicable and contemptible means It is clear then that Duddy hasfailed in his apprenticeship and has become the scheming littlebastard that Uncle Benjy has warned him against There is no doubt that Duddy is very shrewd and clever but his lack ofmoral principles attributes to his final failure In fact hisimmorality can be traced back to a very young age During his study inthe parochial school he already earns money through methods that hardlycomply to virtues of any kind Taking advantage of the fact that minorscannot be sued in Canada Duddy defrauds stamp companies and sellsstolen hockey sticks Perhaps he cannot distinguish right from wrongperhaps he does not care but nonetheless it is not proper for him toengage himself into these kinds of activities Duddy emerges himself deeper into the sea of corruption when heestablishes Dudley Kane Enterprises With his limited knowledge ofmovie making and his mistaken trust in John Friar his firm producesbar-mitzvah films of extremely poor quality The bar-mitzvah film forMr Cohen for example is obviously a failing product Duddy didn tsay a word all through the screening but afterwards he was sick to hisstomach
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