History Literature / ThePowerOfOne

1st Aug '17 2:28:24 PM Fireblood
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* EmbarrassingNickname: Pisskop (Afrikaans for "Pisshead"), from which "Peekay" is derived. Also Rooinek ("Red Neck"), a disparaging term for Englishman.

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* EmbarrassingNickname: Pisskop (Afrikaans for "Pisshead"), from which "Peekay" is derived. Also Rooinek ("Red Neck"), a disparaging term for Englishman.Englishmen.



* GoodOldFisticuffs: As the cover might suggest, boxing is central to the novel

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* GoodOldFisticuffs: As the cover might suggest, boxing is central to the novelnovel.
15th Jul '17 1:43:05 PM nombretomado
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''The Power of One'' (1989) is a novel by Bryce Courtenay set in South Africa just before and during WorldWarII. It follows the life of an English boy [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname known only as]] Peekay after his mother suffers a nervous breakdown and he gets sent to an Afrikaner BoardingSchoolOfHorrors. After leaving the school, Peekay gets on a train for Barberton and meets Hoppie Groenwald, the train guard and a welterweight boxer. After witnessing Hoppie's match, the young boy is entranced by the sport and encouraged by Hoppie to become the welterweight champion of the world.

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''The Power of One'' (1989) is a novel by Bryce Courtenay set in South Africa just before and during WorldWarII.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. It follows the life of an English boy [[OnlyKnownByTheirNickname known only as]] Peekay after his mother suffers a nervous breakdown and he gets sent to an Afrikaner BoardingSchoolOfHorrors. After leaving the school, Peekay gets on a train for Barberton and meets Hoppie Groenwald, the train guard and a welterweight boxer. After witnessing Hoppie's match, the young boy is entranced by the sport and encouraged by Hoppie to become the welterweight champion of the world.



* DuringTheWar: One of the earliest events in the novel is The Judge mentioning UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's [[WorldWarII invasion of Poland]]. Hoppie is later drafted to fight [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]].

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* DuringTheWar: One of the earliest events in the novel is The Judge mentioning UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's [[WorldWarII [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII invasion of Poland]]. Hoppie is later drafted to fight [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]].
10th Jun '17 9:40:09 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* UnskilledButStrong: Jackhammer Smit and Jaapie Botha. [[spoiler:The "unskilled" part is their undoing.]]



* UnskilledButStrong: Jackhammer Smit and Jaapie Botha. [[spoiler:The "unskilled" part is their undoing.]]

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* UnskilledButStrong: Jackhammer Smit and Jaapie Botha. [[spoiler:The "unskilled" part is their undoing.]]
18th May '15 7:52:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* TheAlcoholic: Doc.

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* AllJewsAreCheapskates
* TheApartheidEra
* AProtagonistShallLeadThem
* AxCrazy: Jaapie Botha.
* BadassBookworm: Peekay.
* TheBully: The Judge.

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* %%* AllJewsAreCheapskates
* %%* TheApartheidEra
* %%* AProtagonistShallLeadThem
* %%* AxCrazy: Jaapie Botha.
* %%* BadassBookworm: Peekay.
* %%* TheBully: The Judge.



* CoolOldGuy: Doc.

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* %%* CoolOldGuy: Doc.



* FriendlessBackground

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* %%* FriendlessBackground



* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Rasputin.]]
* HotForTeacher

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* %%* HeroicSacrifice: [[spoiler:Rasputin.]]
* %%* HotForTeacher



* JerkAss: The Judge.
* JewishAndNerdy
* KidHero
* KidsAreCruel / TeensAreMonsters: The Judge as a teenager and his entire crew.
* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:The Judge.]]
* MightyWhitey: Oh boy.

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* %%* JerkAss: The Judge.
* %%* JewishAndNerdy
* %%* KidHero
* KidsAreCruel / TeensAreMonsters: The Judge as a teenager and his entire crew.
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%%* LaserGuidedKarma: [[spoiler:The Judge.]]
* %%* MightyWhitey: Oh boy.



* NiceGuy: Peekay, in spades.
* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* TheObiWan: Doc.
* ParentalAbandonment
* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The Judge.

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* %%* NiceGuy: Peekay, in spades.
* %%* NoHoldsBarredBeatdown
* %%* TheObiWan: Doc.
* %%* ParentalAbandonment
* %%* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: The Judge.



* RedOniBlueOni: In the second half of the book Peekay is red to Hymie's blue.
* SecondBoerWar
* [[spoiler:SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Jaapie Botha, formerly known as The Judge.]]
* TheSociopath: The Judge.
* TookALevelInBadass: Peekay.

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* %%* RedOniBlueOni: In the second half of the book Peekay is red to Hymie's blue.
* %%* SecondBoerWar
* [[spoiler:SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: Jaapie %%* SchoolyardBullyAllGrownUp: [[spoiler:Jaapie Botha, formerly known as The Judge.]]
* %%* TheSociopath: The Judge.
* %%* TeensAreMonsters: The Judge as a teenager and his entire crew.
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TookALevelInBadass: Peekay.
24th Feb '15 6:13:39 AM BagonsBeBagons
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[[TheFilmOfTheBook A film adaption]] was released in 1992. It scores a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. It should not be confused with the second ''{{Pokemon}}'' movie, which in English bears the same title.

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[[TheFilmOfTheBook A film adaption]] was released in 1992. It scores a 2 on the SlidingScaleOfAdaptationModification. It should not be confused with the second ''{{Pokemon}}'' ''Anime/{{Pokemon|2000}}'' movie, which in English bears the same title.
4th Nov '14 12:27:53 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* DuringTheWar: One of the earliest events in the novel is The Judge mentioning AdolfHitler's [[WorldWarII invasion of Poland]]. Hoppie is later drafted to fight [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]].

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* DuringTheWar: One of the earliest events in the novel is The Judge mentioning AdolfHitler's UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's [[WorldWarII invasion of Poland]]. Hoppie is later drafted to fight [[ThoseWackyNazis the Nazis]].
28th Jul '14 2:01:32 PM k.lynch96
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* UnskilledButStrong: Jackhammer Smit and Jaapie Botha. The "unskilled" part is their undoing.

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* UnskilledButStrong: Jackhammer Smit and Jaapie Botha. The [[spoiler:The "unskilled" part is their undoing.]]
13th Jul '14 12:22:15 PM SMARTALIENQT
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* MightyWhitey: Oh boy.
16th Nov '13 12:33:12 AM Fireblood
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* TheObiWan: Doc

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* TheObiWan: DocDoc.
28th Apr '13 3:06:36 AM Roy
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* AxCrazy: Jaapie Botha.
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