This book follows his incredible story battling starvation and abuse in Prisoner of War camps (POW). The suffering he went through ultimately led him to his newfound faith. During Louie 's time on the life raft and in the POW camps he suffered an unbelievable amount of pain and desperation, but out of that suffering came faith. Louie was an Olympic runner one day and the next he was drafted into the war. Louie endured an unimaginable amount of pain while
After a traumatizing crash and a forty-six day survival at sea, Louie is taken captive by Japanese officials. Shortly after being captured, Zamperini is taken to a POW camp where he is abused physically and mentally. Throughout the novel the readers learn that the hardships of war effect Louie, causing the loss of his dignity. After Louie was captured by the Japanese, he was taken to a POW camp ,Ofuna, they began to deprive Louie of human essentials such as food and water. To make matters worse, they started to conduct experiments on him and his comrade Phil, “The doctor pushed more solution into his vein, and the spinning worsened.
One night, Louie attended a religious revival, where he remembered the promise he made to serve God. When he and Cynthia returned to their apartment after this experience, “Louie went straight to his cache of liquor. It was the time of night when the need usually took hold of him, but for the first time in years, Louie had no desire to drink. He carried the bottles to the kitchen sink, opened them, and poured their contents into the drain” (383). With a wife and child he should have been with for quite some time, it was for the better that he gave up his harmful habits.
He escapes from Annie Wilkes, the devil figure, fully based on himself as he is completely isolated from other people. He goes through many horrible things such as drinking his urine, losing his left foot and his left thumb. But, at the end, he still has the faith and braveness to fight with Annie. Paul Sheldon, like a phoenix rises from ashes, does not only get his freedom back but most importantly, he got his ability to write novels again. From his survival, he proves to all the readers that he is not only a warrior hero but also a transcendent hero; he does not only on a journey for the quest for vengeance but also the quest to rid the land of danger as he goes through the five stages of a hero’s journey.
Someone once said, “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future” (Lorenzo). Olympic athlete, Louie Zamperini lived through WWII and was able to experience a life free from his horrible past. Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken tells the story of Louie Zamperini and the struggles he experiences as a POW in WWII. After surviving the war, he returns home a completely different man. Louie struggles to deal with his horrific past, but manages to find a way to let it go.
36). These words that Louie’s brother Pete told him would stay with Louie forever and always help him in times of need, because Louie knew that if he lost all hope he would disappoint his brother. In the end Louie never lost hope and he kept going till the day he died on July 2,
Sound devices help appeal to the senses, like imagery. When the poet talks about how his father’s hands “ached”(3), or how the father made the fires “blaze”(5) in order to keep his family warm, this use of assonance is a slow, mournful sound, which communicates into how the dad might feel, having to get up and to work to keep his family happy so early every Sunday. In Robert Hayden’s Those Winter Sundays, the poet’s purpose in writing it is to show the reader that parents make sacrifices out of love all the time for their families,even if they don’t always see it at first. The poet is able communicates his theme by using figurative language and sound
I believe that Nathan worshiped George Whitefield almost like a god. When Nathan heard that George Whitefield was coming to Middletown, said he, “ I dropt my tool and I had in my hand an ran home to my wife telling her to make ready quickly to go and hear Mr. Whitefield preach at Middletown, then run to my pasture for my horse with all my might; fearing that I should be too late”. This experience had a profound impact on Cole’s life. This started his spiritual journey that would last the rest of his remaining years. Cole’s personal
As Helen Keller once quoted, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken tells the life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Through his troubles as a child, emerged a strong-willed Olympic runner, who later became a military aviator. He was lost at sea and then captured by the Japanese as a prisoner of war. He endured years of abuse and suffering but still managed to stay true to who he was. By showing how Louis Zamperini suffers as a prisoner of war and his struggles after returning home, readers are able to see how faith can completely transform someone.
Why, I 've known some Bananafish to swim into a banana hole and eat as many as seventy-eight bananas” (Salinger). It is possible that Seymour went into to the war and was confronted with the murder and hatred that has never consumed him before. Thus, opening his eyes to the horrors of the world and could no longer recover, leaving him stuck in a hole. When a Bananafish gets stuck in a hole, they end up dying and according to Seymour, “They get banana fever. It’s a terrible disease” (Salinger).