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A Brief Analysis Of Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

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The book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand demonstrates that after suffering for a long period of time, one must overcome their past sorrows to move ahead in the present. Louie enlists in the army air corps and becomes a bombardier. When Zamperini’s B-24 went down in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean, he and two crewmates (pilot Russell Allen “Phil” Phillips and Francis “Mac” McNamara) had to survive with only the supplies that had been stashed in the pockets of a pair of small life rafts. Louie and his crewmate Phil were able to survive the 47 days at sea, only then to be captured by the Japanese and eventually sent to a brutal POW camp where he was beaten, starved and overworked. Louie then survives once more despite all of the misery and torment
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