be harmful or helpful to a person s destiny. In novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy
obsession, and harms him and people around him.
land around a beautiful lake something was triggered in his mind. From now on,
on her name, since he, himself, is under age. Duddy does not care much of her
land for him.
Second person Duddy harms on his way is a Virgil, an epileptic person
Virgil s sickness, sends him to drive a truck with movie equipment. Virgil had an
accident that sends him to wheelchair for the rest of his life. But Duddy is not done
with Virgil yet. When it comes to buying the last piece of land, Duddy does not
have money. He knows Virgil has money but Yvette was protecting Virgil s money
and Duddy could not do anything about it. So, he forged Virgil s checque and got
money from the bank. After Virgil learned about it, his epilepsy attacks became more
severe. Yvette left Duddy and she told Duddy s grandfather, Simcha, how Duddy got
took anything from anybody, saw that his favorite grandson becomes a monster.
sometimes it can take an extreme form and destroy a person. This happened to a main
character of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by M. Richler. In less than a year,
Duddy became dreadful person without any consideration for anybody. M. Richler
shows how passion slowly step by step becomes an obsession and changes Duddy.