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** The movie as well. [[spoiler: Alberto has a fight with Jaguar in order to avenge The Slave's death, leading to them being suspended. The Jaguar is moved by Alberto's tenacity and tries to tell Gamboa that he was the one who killed The Slave, but Gamboa can't do anything, as his superiors have transferred him to Juliaca to prevent him from sullying the school's reputation. The movie ends up with Alberto and The Jaguar looking at the sky with a ThousandYardStare, as they can't do anything about The Slave's death.]]



%%* HumiliationConga: It happens to a lot of characters, usually not PlayedForLaughs.

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%%* * HumiliationConga: It happens to a lot of characters, usually not PlayedForLaughs.


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Slave is killed by The Jaguar in a sort of DeadlyPrank combined with DisproportionateRetribution. When Gamboa tries to find out about it, he gets reassigned to Juliaca by his superiors in order to mantain the school's reputation. The Jaguar eventually feels regret about what he did and tells Gamboa about it, but it's too late. Alberto (The Slave's OnlyFriend) decides to forget about the incident while The Jaguar marries Teresa, and he is a better person now. Time passes, people change... and life, as it always does, goes on.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Slave is killed by The Jaguar in a sort of DeadlyPrank combined with DisproportionateRetribution. When Gamboa tries to find out about it, he gets reassigned to Juliaca by his superiors in order to mantain the school's reputation. The Jaguar eventually feels regret about what he did and tells Gamboa about it, but it's too late. Alberto (The Slave's OnlyFriend) decides to forget about the incident while The Jaguar marries Teresa, Teresa and he is slowly changes into a better person now.person. Time passes, people change... and life, as it always does, goes on.]]


* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Slave is killed by The Jaguar in a sort of DeadlyPrank combined with DisproportionateRetribution. When Gamboa tries to find out about it, he gets reassigned to Juliaca. The Jaguar eventually feels regret about what he did and tells Gamboa about it, but it's too late. Alberto (The Slave's OnlyFriend) decides to forget about the incident while The Jaguar marries Teresa, and he is a better person now. Time passes, people change... and life, as it always does, goes on.]]

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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Slave is killed by The Jaguar in a sort of DeadlyPrank combined with DisproportionateRetribution. When Gamboa tries to find out about it, he gets reassigned to Juliaca.Juliaca by his superiors in order to mantain the school's reputation. The Jaguar eventually feels regret about what he did and tells Gamboa about it, but it's too late. Alberto (The Slave's OnlyFriend) decides to forget about the incident while The Jaguar marries Teresa, and he is a better person now. Time passes, people change... and life, as it always does, goes on.]]


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* WriteWhatYouKnow: Vargas Llosa spent a couple of years in the academy in his youth.


* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: The Circle.

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* AnachronicOrder

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* BiggerIsBetterInBed: The Boa.

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* ButtMonkey: The Slave.

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* {{Determinator}}: The Jaguar.

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* %%* {{Determinator}}: The Jaguar.



* HumiliationConga: It happens to a lot of characters, usually not PlayedForLaughs.
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* InTheBack: [[spoiler:The Slave.]]

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* %%* InTheBack: [[spoiler:The Slave.]]



* MilitarySchool

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* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize

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* TheReveal

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* TheSpartanWay

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* TeensAreMonsters

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''The Time of the Hero'' (Spanish: ''La Ciudad y los Perros'', translated literally as ''The City and the Dogs'') is a 1963 novel. It was the first novel published by MarioVargasLlosa. It deals with a group of students in a military school in Lima, Perú; their relationships, their backgrounds, their lives in a school ruled by strict military rules.

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''The Time of the Hero'' (Spanish: ''La Ciudad y los Perros'', translated literally as ''The City and the Dogs'') is a 1963 novel. It was the first novel published by MarioVargasLlosa.Creator/MarioVargasLlosa. It deals with a group of students in a military school in Lima, Perú; their relationships, their backgrounds, their lives in a school ruled by strict military rules.


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* BittersweetEndingBittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:The Slave is killed by The Jaguar in a sort of DeadlyPrank combined with DisproportionateRetribution. When Gamboa tries to find out about it, he gets reassigned to Juliaca. The Jaguar eventually feels regret about what he did and tells Gamboa about it, but it's too late. Alberto (The Slave's OnlyFriend) decides to forget about the incident while The Jaguar marries Teresa, and he is a better person now. Time passes, people change... and life, as it always does, goes on.]]



* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Jaguar, as shown in his POVs.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Jaguar, as shown in his POVs.point-of-view chapters.
** Also, [[spoiler: The Slave's father was this. When his son dies, he reveals that he was abusive towards The Slave because he only wanted to tough him up a bit. It's bad, because all The Slave ever sees is his cold, harsh, abusive attitude, leading to realistic consequences.]]


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* LoveTriangle: All three main characters are in love with Teresa, The Jaguar's childhood friend. She never really acknowledges The Slave's existence and fells in love with Alberto instead. After [[spoiler: The Slave's death]], Alberto feels guilty about it and breaks up with her, never telling her why. In the epilogue, Teresa is HappilyMarried to The Jaguar.


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* OnlyFriend: Alberto is this to The Slave.


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* [[ChildhoodFriendRomance Victorious Childhood Friends]]: The Jaguar and Teresa, in the end.

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* AbusiveParents: It's revealed at one point that The Slave has an overprotective mother and an abusive father.


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* BittersweetEnding


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* FreudianExcuse: Because of his overprotective mother and abusive father, The Slave is socially inadept, never able to connect to others.


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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: The Jaguar, as shown in his POVs.

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''The Time of the Hero'' (Spanish: ''La Ciudad y los Perros'', translated literally as ''The City and the Dogs'') is a 1963 novel. It was the first novel published by MarioVargasLlosa. It deals with a group of students in a military school in Lima, Perú; their relationships, their backgrounds, their lives in a school ruled by strict military rules.

The novel is noteworthy for experimenting with multiple perspectives and is required literature in Latin American countries.
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!!This book provides examples of:

* AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil: The Circle.
* AnachronicOrder
* AuthorTract: Military rule promotes things like manliness, sexuality and courage but cripples other things like personal development.
* BiggerIsBetterInBed: The Boa.
* BlackComedy: Throughout the book.
* ButtMonkey: The Slave.
* DepravedHomosexual: Paulino.
* {{Determinator}}: The Jaguar.
* FiveBadBand:
** TheBigBad: The Jaguar.
** TheDragon: The Boa.
** TheEvilGenius: Brigadier Arróspide.
** TheBrute: Curly.
** TheDarkChick: Vallano.
** TheLancer: Cava.
* HumiliationConga: It happens to a lot of characters, usually not PlayedForLaughs.
* InMediasRes
* InTheBack: [[spoiler:The Slave.]]
* InitiationCeremony: Happens when the boys enter the academy; the humiliating variety.
* KarmaHoudini: [[spoiler:The Jaguar goes unpunished even after he reveals the truth to Lt. Gamboa, because the case was already close.]]
* MilitarySchool
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: The Poet, the Jaguar, the Slave, the Boa and others.
* PickOnSomeoneYourOwnSize
* PrisonRape: In a military academy.
* ReassignedToAntarctica: Lt. Gamboa is reassigned to Juliaca (for those who donít know, itís only a few miles from the Titicaca Lake, shared with Bolivia).
* TheReveal
* SadistTeacher: Blended with DrillSergeantNasty.
* TheSpartanWay
* TheStoolPigeon: The Slave, who only snitches because he wants to get out of the academy to see the girl he likes. [[spoiler:After his death, Alberto decides to rat out the Circle.]]
* TeensAreMonsters
* ThoseTwoGuys: Tico and Pluto.
* WriteWhatYouKnow: Vargas Llosa spent a couple of years in the academy in his youth.

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