Essays Tagged: "Peekay"

"Fugitive Pieces" by Anne Michaels, "The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay and "Empire of the Sun" by J.G. Ballard

e of the Sun by J. G. Ballard, and The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, the main characters--Jakob, Peekay and Jim respectively--were all able to overcome adversity at a young age. This was developed ... He showed compassion by giving some of what little he had to help Jim.Finally, in The Power of One, Peekay is sent to boarding school away from his family. His experiences take place during the Aparth ...

(7 pages) 73 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Power of One" by Bryce Courtenay. Answers question, "What have you learned about he predominant culture of the book?"

Courtenay is an amazing display of apartheid in South Africa during World War II. The story follows Peekay, a young white boy, as he travels from a boarding school full of children who support Hitler, ... hrough the eyes of a boy becoming an adult in a racially discriminating society.The story begins as Peekay suffers through boarding school with older boys who torment and tease him because he speaks E ...

(3 pages) 37 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Movie: The Power of One - Visual and Verbal technique's used in the film

that the scene makes. These techniques make this scene and film memorable.During the concert scene Peekay conducted a group of non-white African prisoners to sing for the commandant. Peekay was prove ... ted the guards speech to the prisoners incorrectly to encourage the tribes to unite. The Guard told Peekay to translate "…sorriest prisoners in all of Africa!" but Peekay translate it to "Let u ...

(2 pages) 45 1 3.8 Oct/2007

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

The Power of One: Peekay's Triumphs Over Adversity

ression or adversity and throughout the Novel The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay, the Protagonist, Peekay, endures many hard times in which he shows resiliency.One of these extremely hard times is th ... eath of his chicken and best friend, Grandpa Chook. The Judge's brutal murder of Grandpa Chook left Peekay scared, upset, and vulnerable. Grandpa Chook was not only Peekay's friend, but also his guard ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American