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 persona.

2. After reading the first two chapters my impression of John MacPherson is he was the type of teacher that really wanted to do good, provide and invoke a good impression, he never strapped because he thought that type of punishment wouldn’t help him teach or keep his students in line. He eventually got tired of teaching and it seemed he gave it up, waiting and counting down the years till he can retire. He cares for his wife who is obviously sick and that seems to stress him out. I think Macpherson is a good person who has been twisted over time making him tired, and that causes him to say things like he did about Duddy’s dad.

3. Duddy’s father seems to be more of a chill dad; he lets Duddy smoke and drink. He lets Duddy experience and be around aspects which most people would not let their children be allowed to see or hear. Max also tells stories and seems to be quite popular amongst his friends. Max seems to be the kind of parent that every kid wants but doesn’t want at the same time, they can slake off but sometimes you need some strictness in your life and a person to be there to help you or to be there for you.

4. Mr. Cox is another teacher at FFHS. He like Mr. MacPherson doesn’t believe in strapping and is a

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