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The impact of Duddys family on his apprenticeship The world we live in is far from being perfect and there are many things in our lives that we can never change no matter how hard we try The division of the people into the higher and the lower class existed at any point of the human history whether it is the Egyptian Pharaohs versus the ordinary farmers in the ancient Egypt or the rich and successful businessmen versus poor workers today And one is wrong when he thinks that he can easily move form the lower class to another In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Duddy the protagonist of the novel is a part of the lower class he is only a high school graduate But Duddy doesnt need any higher education to quickly understand that money is one of the biggest differences between the lower and higher classes of society Throughout the whole novel he tries to jump from the lower class leaving his family behind into the higher class Finding money for buying land becomes his main quest He wants to become rich and powerful and refuses to believe that his fate was decided even before he was born Maxs anecdotes about Jerry Dingleman the local gangster who starts with twenty-five cents in his pocket and becomes rich within a month highly influence Duddys behaviour Max doesnt think much about Duddy and believes that Duddy has no other future but becoming a taxi driver just like himself Duddys a dope like me 23 Max says while introducing his younger son to his friends and then adds that Duddy is a real trouble maker27 And it seems that Max doesnt really care about Duddys education at Duddys graduation Max proudly says atta boy Duddy atta boy 66 even though his son graduates with failures in History and Algebra Also Max clearly prefers Lennie his older son to Duddy Max Kravitz does not have
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