Get help with any kind of assignment - from a high school essay to a PhD dissertation
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz - The Tragic Fall of Duddy A man must pursue his fantasies. This is surely true for all the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz knows this perfectly, that's exactly why he is one of the toughest young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, "A man without land is nobody," he is ready to search for the property of his fantasy - no matter what the cost is. This dream of his is quite respectable, but unfortunately his approaches are damnable. Duddy is a persistent pursuer; a formidable competitor as well as a ruthless manipulator. It's true that he has got all of the property that he desires at the conclusion, however, he succeeds via erroneous, despicable and contemptible means. It is clear then, that Duddy has neglected in his apprenticeship and has become the "scheming little bastard" which Uncle Benjy has warned him against. There's no doubt that Duddy is quite shrewd and smart, but his lack of ethical principles attributes to his final failure. In reality, his immorality could be tracked back to a very young age. During his analysis from the parochial school, he already earns money through methods which barely comply to virtues of any sort. Taking advantage of the fact that minors can't be sued in Canada, even Duddy defrauds postage businesses and sells stolen baseball sticks. Maybe he cannot distinguish right from wrong; perhaps he doesn't care, but nevertheless it is not appropriate for him to engage himself to these types of activities. Duddy emerges himself deeper in the sea of corruption when he determines Dudley Kane Enterprises. With his limited knowledge of movie making and his mistaken hope in John Friar, his company produces bar-mitzvah films of extremely poor quality. The bar-mitzvah movie for Mr. Cohen, by way of instance, is obviously a failing product. "Duddy didnвЂ™t even say a word throughout the screening but he was sick to his stomach." Following the screening, Duddy claims to Mr. Friar, "that I might market Mr. Cohen a dead horse easier than this heap of -." However, understanding the obvious faultiness of the film, Duddy doesn't speak honestly to his customer. Instead, he untruthfully says that the movie is a phenomenal piece of artwork which he is entering it into the Cannes Festival. By doing so, he deceives the Cohen family into buying...