The description of the overblown, arty film is one of the comic highlights of the novel. Only his grandfather Zvee Scooler shows the motherless Duddy any attention. When he hears that Dingleman is planning to buy the land, he makes the decision to forge a check from Virgil for the remaining money.
MacPherson's wife is sickly and bedridden. When the last piece of property Duddy needs comes on the market, Dingleman bids for it. One night while MacPherson is out, a prank phone call by Duddy to MacPherson's house pulls his wife out of bed, resulting in her death.
Although he attempts to create a friendship with Duddy, he is turned away due to Duddy's unwillingness to set aside business.
The final scene shows Duddy having risen far enough in society to run a tab at the local diner, and his father boasting about how his son made it. His mother died when Duddy was young, and his memories of her are few.
Jane Cox — A middle aged women who has inappropriate interests in young school boys, Married to their favorite teacher Mr. If he does not like the result, he will not pay.
Looking for help with his film company, Duddy attempts to engage Dingleman.
Setting[ edit ] The satirical novel is set mostly in poor districts of Montreallike St. However, when a piece of land comes up for sale, Duddy does not have enough money. In the end, Duddy has no friend left.
As a child, Duddy grew to worship this man he had never met in person. Duddy is left to show the movies seven days a week while still trying to oversee movie production at the same time. Duddy becomes obsessed with the land around it, envisioning it as a Duddy comes to have many loyal allies, but his own loyalties never extend beyond his own immediate family, including his grandfather, all of whom come to question his ambitions and means of making them happen.
Uncle Benjy's death acts as a trigger for Duddy who then experiences a nervous breakdown and refuses to leave his room for a week. Duddy becomes alarmed when Dingleman finds out about his lake.
Hugh Thomas Calder — Sandra's father. The idea of competition makes Duddy work and strive even harder than ever to achieve his goal. Over a period of time, he became rich through many business ventures, including overseeing a drug-smuggling enterprise.
Duddy eventually ends up breaking Yvette's heart; the two of them were just simply never alike. One day, Yvette takes him on a picnic beside a lake. Later she is seen as an escort for Dingleman.
Jerry Dingleman — Crippled from polio and walking with crutches, he is known as the Boy Wonder. Apr 11, · The younger son of a working-class Jewish family in Montreal, Duddy Kravitz yearns to make a name for himself in society.
This film chronicles his short and dubious rise to power, as well See full summary /10(K). The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler, first published in It centers around the title character, a third generation Jewish-Canadian boy living with his family in working-class Montreal.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a novel by Canadian author Mordecai Richler, first published in It centers around the title character, a third generation Jewish-Canadian boy living with his family in working-class Montreal. Duddy’s mistreatment of Yvette, which was initiated by his upbringing and mistreatment of others, is the ultimate reason the relationship between Duddy and Yvette was unsuccessful.
Conclusion Duddy Kravitz cannot find success in his romantic relationship with Yvette Durelle because of his upbringing, mistreatment of his friend Virgil and, eventually, his mistreatment of Yvette. Later, Duddy said to Mr. Friar: "I could sell Mr. Cohn a dead horse easier then this pile of _" (page ).
After this particular incident, Duddy does not even speak honestly to his clients. In conclusion, the only way Duddy sells his waste films is by telling lies. Duddel (Duddy) Kravitz Duddy Kravitz is the novel's central character. The novel revolves around his actions, his ideas, and his thoughts.
Duddy's personal morals end up getting him in trouble at times, but his commitment and drive ultimately end up in success.Yvette in the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz