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Character Study on duddy kravitz

Duddy kravitz a small, narrow-chested boy of fifteen with a thin face. His black eyes were ringed with dark circles. This is how he is described in the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz physically. Duddy kravitz a schoolboy, class president of room fourty one, leader of a group of boys, and comes from a Jewish background. As normal as this all may sound deep within he is a boy built from many different characteristics to make him who he is in the novel. Not just a normal average Jewish kid, but also someone much more complex. He denies his insecurities, enjoys status, likes being the centre of attention, and a boy who lacks moral in himself. From the novel so far (chapters 1-10) we can see that a boy like Duddy springs from humble beginnings, but clearly, he is very eager to become a successful and powerful man. "...His bony cheeks were criss-crossed with scratches as he shaved twice daily in his attempt to encourage a beard." This clearly indicates to the readers that Duddy wants and tries to be someone that he is not. He wants himself and others to think that he is of great significance. The fact that his friends, family and others reject him makes his self-projected image even more preponderant. He must convince himself and others that he is a very important figure and he does this by denying his insecurities.Another obvious characteristic he shows throughout the novel is that he enjoys having status among the group of friends. He wants to be the one who is threatening, and above all the other boys. He doesnt like it when people insult him or get in his way, as in doing something, which he dislikes, or someone saying something, which disagrees with him. We can see this when he says We know how to deal with tuchusleckers here he says this to Hersh when Duddy was giving MacPherson a hard time and Hersh told Duddy to Leave him alone. This made Duddy angry as he doesnt like people disagreeing with his doings, and so he wave hi...

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