The Power Of One Theme

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Register to read the introduction… John said is another idea that is raised in the movie and means if all the black South African tribes unite they can stand up to the White Africana's and defeat them and take back the country, this is an important idea in relation to challenge. The statement "the concept of challenge is an important part of many texts", is certainly accurate when applied to the film The Power of One. In this text many significant ideas are raised and explored, such as the power of one and the need for inclusion not exclusion if a country is going to prosper. The issue of racism is also explored in relation to the concept of challenge.
The Power of One, is set in South Africa during the 1930s and 40s. Based on a book by Bryce Courtenay and directed by John G. Avildsen, it pays tribute to the important role three spiritual elders play in the character development of a young man who becomes a peacemaker and a leader in the fight against racial intolerance and violence. Empowered by these three older men, P.K. grows up to be a bridge between the black tribes and the races in South Africa. He becomes an activist in the mission to bring literacy to the poor
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contains the resolution that the director is attempting to portray – that a greater sense of understanding and tolerance is needed in order for both races to live in harmony: “Nanny’s son, Tonderai was my best friend. From the time we were born we did everything together – Games, shores and lessons. Mother taught us about England, and Nanny taught us about Africa.” The persona of P.K. essentially represents the unity of the two cultures, being raised in an environment which emphasized and practiced equality between the two races. This concept is vividly expressed in nature as revealed in the opening scene of the film of two giraffes uniting underneath a tree, symbolizing the unification of the Afrikaners and the

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