The Power of One Themes

Bryce Courtenay
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The Power of One

The power of one is the lifelong strategy developed by Peekay. This theme has its formation in Peekay's brutal time at the first boarding school, where he learns that only by counting on himself can he avoid heartache and misery. This is to become his main creed in his formative years, to the point of fanaticism.

In its conception, the power of one dealt primarily with hiding abilities from others in order to avoid persecution. As he grew, however, Peekay realized that the skills that he possessed were something of which he should be proud, and he was no longer reluctant to claim his gifts as his own.

With the power of one as his basis, he rejects any help offered financially by his friend Morrie, even though it means that he will have to work harder to stay at the level Peekay wants to...

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