Unbroken Quotes

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Helen Keller once stated, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of the trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved” (Helen Keller Quotes). In the novel Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, the author visualizes Louie Zamperini’s experiences in the war and what he does to diminish the obstacles that faced him. Through Louie’s conflicts he builds his character from the atrocities he endured. In doing so he grows and develops as a person and learns the value of life. All of the suffering Louie endures eventually leads him onto a path to seek guidance from faith. Louie uses the suffering he endures throughout his life to assist him through the most devastating and agonizing…show more content…
Louie on the verge of death alongside with Phil on the life raft, “Louie prayed. He had prayed only once before in his life in childhood, when his mother was sick and he had been filled with a rushing fear that he would lose her. That night on the raft, in words composed in his head, never passing his lips, he pleaded for help” (Hillenbrand 142). In the most desperate of times Louie asks for the best for himself as well as his crew. After being held captive for two years as a POW, Louie is left with a distorted mind that is filled with monstrous images. Having trouble dealing with his PTSD, shell shocked at the time later to be known as CSR (Combat Stress Reaction), he resolves back to his bad habits with drinking and smoking. Graham a religious speaker helps Louie realize what has gotten him through all of the tough times as a POW, “If you will save me, I will serve you forever” (Hillenbrand 382). That night on the raft when Louie began to pray, he made a promise to God, to serve him forever if he were ever to be saved. After realizing this Louie quits all of his bad habits and continues to be a religious man. Louie’s final savour from all of his suffering was the faith he had in
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