Essay on The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

1. My impression of Duddy Kravitz after reading the first chapter is that Duddy is that he is one of the more obnoxious students at FFHS; he smokes and ignores teacher’s commands. Also he talks back to teachers. He seems to be more of a bad apple and tries to be the “funny/cool” one in his class, by drawing on the board and performing stunts like the one he did to the pastor at the new church by convincing him to hand out pamphlets at the school. He terrorizes other students at other schools with snowballs. Duddy is the leader of his group of friends and they follow him just like terrorizing students with snowballs. Over all Duddy does not emit the straight edge, straight “A’s” type of student
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Mr. Cox gives off the oppression that he is a good character and tries to help.

5. We discover that Duddy’s dad is a pimp.

6. That Mr. MacPherson has grown tired of his job, he thinks that there isn’t much hope in being a teacher and that nothing good has come out of it. His students have drove him to regretting his career choice, that maybe the result of him not being the best teacher and letting the student get to him like they did.

7. Mr. MacPherson thinks Duddy killed his wife by causing her to get up and answer the phone, which was were she was when she died. MacPherson thinks Duddy was the one who called, and was calling as a prank call. Duddy is saying that he didn’t kill his wife and that everything he ever said that was rude or hurtful to MacPherson was for fun and he didn’t actually mean it. “We’re all in this together” Duddy could be talking about how they are all in this school together and have to go through it, which no one likes. How they have to deal with Macpherson and his loss, and the way he is taking it with his drinking.

8. Duddy accuses Debrofsky of stealing cloth from Uncle Benjy’s shop. I believe he is trying to get Uncle Benjy to like him more by maybe helping him out with business and saving him a few extra bucks. Uncle Benjy does not take too kindly to this advice from Duddy. He doesn’t like the fact Duddy was spying on his workers and
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