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The Down Fall Of Duddy Kravitz A man must pursue his dreams This is certainly true for all of humankind for if there were no dreams there would be no reason to live Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly because that is what gave him the ambition to succeed From the moment he hears his grandfather say A man without land is nobody Richler 46 he is prepared to seek the land of his dreams no matter what the cost would be This ambition of his is very respectable but unfortunately his actions are deceiving Duddy is a ruthless pursuer a strong competitor and also a powerful manipulator It is true that he obtains all the land that he desires but he succeeds through immoral means In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler Duddy escapes poverty by betraying his friends working hard and by attempting to improve himself There is no doubt that Duddy is very intelligent and clever but his lack of moral principles attributes to his final failure In fact his immorality can be traced back to a very young age Duddy starts early to work and achieve his dreams During his study in the parochial school he already earns money through methods that hardly agree to values of any kind Taking advantage of the fact that minors cannot be sued in Canada Duddy defrauds stamp companies and sells stolen hockey sticks After graduating from high school he obtains a summer job at a hotel He is commended on his superior job as a waiter and his highly rewarded Many of his staff members recognized the schemes he had hidden Its the cretinous little money grubbers like Kravitz that cause anti-SemitismRichler 250 Duddy emerges himself deeper into corruption when he establishes his Dudly Kane Enterprises With his limited knowledge of movie making and his mistaken trust in John Friar his firm produces bar-mitzvah films of extremely poor
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