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In the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordechai Richler the use of Jewish themes is prevelant and absolute Richler manages to sustain a Jewish voice within a Jewish stereotype He effectively turns what could be deemed proactive anti-semitism into satirical and sardonic pro Jewish prose The use of Yiddish in the novel is a major player in creating a realistic Jewish world as well as creating a pro Jewish sympathy for the Kravitz character Shixa a moderatley degrading term for a non Jewish girl is applied liberally to anyone Duddy assumes is a rich bitch or just a dumb girl as also is the term goy which is a general for a non Jewish caucasian In the use of this mildly derogatory diction Richler effectivelytuns the reader into a distrustful and wary analyser of any and all non Jewish persons in the novel although the reader does in fact have non Jewish charaters with which to sympathise Duddy also applies his dislike or perhaps mistrust of the non Jewish masses unto persons he is both intimate with and on friendly terms Richler uses a clever literary tactic of which he describes the surroundings of the Jewish world and places important to the Jewish characters but gives only meagre depiction of other however important places Duddy also begins his treasure hunt of advanced economics through his dealings with the Jewish world This prevelant stereotype of Jewish culture becomes ironically true in this novel Richler who also expirienced criticism by the Jewish Populacefor his depiction of Jewish people does in fact create a universal template of greed which happens to be seen through a Jewish character Duddys also constant satirical criticisms of gentile culture also goes to promote Duddys Jewish Agenda He tried to distance himslef away from Jewish culture but allows himself accidentally and intentionally
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