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Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz Cunning though he's, Duddy Kravitz neglects to learn the secrets of his trade and, therefore, fails to be a complete person. Back in Mordecai Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, Duddy's peers cling to his own antics, thereby becoming deficient as Duddy's teachers. Duddy's amoral business partners are pros of ruthlessness and deceit, and his family members are enfeebled by the society that they reside. Trained at the control of those cripples, Duddy Kravitz is not able to finish his apprenticeship. Duddy Kravitz's apprenticeship takes place where "the boys grew up filthy and sad, spiky also, like grass beside the railway tracks." (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, 46) In the Fletcher's Cadets Parade, the boys that Duddy learns from within his early years tell crude jokes and flaw to buy rye. Duddy is also the president of space forty-one at Fletcher's Field High School. He learns from his peers the vulnerability of the others may be accustomed to his own advantage. From singing tunes with jazz legends to tormenting his group specialists and the rabbinical college pupils, Duddy elicits positive response from his peers. No one wants to accuse Duddy of lying, though his classmates see the outrageousness in his tales of Bradley's exploits in Arizona. His peers humor him and stroke his self. They applaud his pranks, but Duddy is really a coward -- he also doesn't take responsibility for his wrongs. Whether it is writing hurtful remarks on the board or phoning MacPherson's wife Jenny -- thus causing her death -- Duddy learns that he can utilize his peers to ease his conscience, "We are all in this together, you understand?" (40) As the boss of the "Warriors," Duddy finds that his peers that are weak.