The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: Part 3, Chapter 3

This exhibit will focus on chapter three of part three in the novel The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler. In this typescript, Richler's edits hold true to the published novel. Richler takes out dialogue that would attribute Virgil's accident to Duddy, and by doing so shifts the responsibilty of the accident. Throughout this chapter, Duddy's character develops into an anti-hero and any sympathy that the audience would have previously felt is edited out of the final draft. In the beginning of the chapter on page 247, Richler crosses out the line where Duddy denies fault in Virgil's accident. This edit further prevents readers from attaching to his character. This chapter poses as the turning point in the novel, to wholly illustrate Duddy as a character without moral boundaries. 


Dykema, Dani, Lamontagna, Morgan, Van Dyk, Leah, El-Jabali, Amal, Zynger, Caylin.