Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz :: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz   Duddys obsession with make for lies within his grandfather, Simcha. When Duddy was small, he spoke those unforgettable words to him, "A spell without land is nobody."   When it seemed as if nobody cared or respected him, Simcha did. Duddy did non incur the same variant of love from his father or uncle as Lennie did. When Duddy comes rachis from work at, he asks, "Why Max didnt answer any of his letters?" He replies he wasnt "one for letters."   "But Duddy remembered that when Lennie had worked as a camp counseling one summer his father had written every week. He had determined out to visit him twice."(pp. 104 & 105)   Duddy did not have the same kind of affection and devotion Lennie and Max shared. The same situation came from his uncle, Benjy. At archetypical sight, Benjy described him as having a "thin crafty face, the quick colored eyes and the restlessness _the grain so shrewd and knowing, all made a bad impression on Uncle Benjy." (p. 61) Benjy supported Lennie, giving him cash for his education. With the censure of Simcha, he had no other parental support which is the reason why Simcha words had such a great effect on him.   Duddy gains what he had wanted in its acquisition, respect. Everyone except Simcha, Mr. MacPherson, and Uncle Benjy thought he was going to be a nobody. He wanted so much to prove them ravish and he has. We may say he has gained self assurance, restating the fact he was a somebody important. Since his days at Fletchers Field High School, he ran a gang based on respect, not friendship. Things do not change when he becomes an adult. Virgil is just one of the people Duddy uses to get money for his land. He feels no grief for hurting his so called friends because he has neer experienced true friendship. His purchasing of land would push him into higher criterion in society. What he gai ns is nothing compared to what he loses.   Duddy has lost his innocence. No womb-to-tomb is he the pure and nave

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