- The Aprenticeship of Duddy
" A man with out land is nothing. "
Though the passage I have picked is short, I believe is it doesn't most obvious indicator to the main theme of the book, as well as a common target for not only Duddy Kravitz, but countless others, make believe and not. I really could have picked a longer estimate from the publication, but I felt that the phrase obviously communicates towards the reader the fact that " American Dream" is a preoccupation with Duddy since he was very young.
Duddy's grandpa acted as a prominent fatherly figure to him during his early the child years, when his father cannot always be there intended for him, and thus of usually having him around whilst Duddy was so young and impressionable, he previously a lot of influence in Duddy's growing mind.
Coming from somebody in such a position at that point in Duddy's existence, a statement like " a male without land is nothing", has a especially strong effect. The words themselves are very blunt and shut down to interpretation. He wasn't simply showing him it will be nice to own real estate, his grand daddy was telling him he will probably never have amounted to nearly anything in his eyes, unless this individual owns property. A message that strong coming from a figure with so much effect on a boy like Duddy can have a very monumental impression. It is very clear that Duddy did, actually take these words to heart, as he is constantly involved in get-rich-quick schemes, starting when he is still in school. This preoccupation would eventually be Duddy's downfall.
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