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    Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, Duddy is an apprentice of each character that comes in and out of his life, teaching him valuable lessons which he can either choose to act upon or ignore. Throughout his apprenticeship, Duddy struggles to discover his identity and succeed in the goals that he sets for himself. By being an apprentice, Duddy learns how to survive in his harsh environment, but sacrifices his principals and happiness to do so. The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler suggests

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    Aristotle described a Tragic Hero as a superior man of lofty class who plays tragic imperfections and discovers his fate by his own proceedings. Similarly, in Chinua Achebe’s novel “Things Fall Apart”, Okonkwo is a protagonist and also considered a tragic hero who commits tragic flaws, experiences a remarkable reversal and recognition, who holds a position of power and prestige in Umuofia but his tragic flaw is his fear of weakness and failure and later discovering his fate soon after his action

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    Fate is the advancement of occasions past a man's control, viewed as controlled by the supernatural world. Knowing about a circumstance that could change your life for the better is very hard to (1) covert. When a pastor or anyone who is higher in the supernatural world prophesizes to one, it is hard for he or she not to do anything that would cause the prophesy from happening. Taking fate into hands and changing it can (2) hamper ones destiny in life and it is very hard to (3) bypass it. It causes

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    Individuals can shape a community just as much as a community can shape an individual. In the novel the apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler, there is many prime example of this. A boy, a troublemaker, is shaped greatly by his community because he was trying to please people but at the same time he was trying to seek for attention. Through doing the things that made him the rebellious boy he was, he also shaped his community. Throughout this course we have went over several other

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    Duddy Kravitz

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    a well known business man. But at what cost? How much can one person sacrifice to satisfy their appetite for success? The readers will see a young man named Duddy pay that price. In the book “The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz” written by Mordecai Richler, the main character of the novel, Duddy Kravitz,

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    Alice Ann Munro is a Canadian short story writer and a Nobel Prize winner. Munro is famous for writing the short stories that has revolutionized its architecture, especially in its tendency to move forward and backward. Her narratives feel very private and intimate. The characters in her stories are always in search of revelation. The stories she writes are often social critiques that take place around Huron County, Ontario, where she lives. Her central themes are love and work and the balance between

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    expectations imposed on women make her go through an ordeal of self assimilation and self resurrection. Key words: patriarchy, gender roles, consumer culture, anorexia nervosa, pathological rejection, marginalized. INTRODUCTION Novelists such as Mordecai Richler, Michael Ondaatje, Margaret Lawrence, Robertson Davies, and Margaret Atwood have permeated in Canadian literature. Their popularity is not confined to

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    CANADIAN LITERATURE ASSIGNMENT THE HISTORY OF CANADIAN LITERATURE   THE HISTORY OF CANADIAN LITERATURE Canadian literature refers to the body of writing authored by Canadians that include writings in the languages of aboriginals as well as the translations of such text. “Canadian literature in English” refers to all the Anglophone writings of Canada including the works of immigrant writers and temporary residents of Canada. The early writings of Canadian literature in English were written by explorers

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