Analytical Essay On Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

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Louie is a bombardier that was put in a prisoner of war camp during the war with the Japanese. Louie became a famous Olympic athlete. He also survived with his crew in the middle of the Pacific Ocean for 47 days on a raft after crashing there b-29 airplane. After surviving for 47 days the Japanese found them and dehumanized them for 2 years in prison war camps. Then after the war Louie Lived with PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder). In the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses the life experiences of Louie Zamperini to show the traits of courageous and determined. Throughout the book Louie is a courageous person. An example of this is when captive saw a newspaper with a war map on the Quack’s desk at Ofuna and Louie was the only one…show more content…
A second character trait Louie shows throughout the book is determined. An example of this is when Louie, Mac, and Phil are on the raft and sharks are circling them. “He stewed all night, scowled hatefully at them all day, and decided that if the sharks were going to try to eat them, he’d try to eat them.”(126) Louie is determined and had a conviction to survive, because the sharks are trying to eat them, Louie is going to try and kill and eat them. Another example is when Louie is doing the Olympic 5,000-meter final. “With one lap to go, Louie fixed his eyes on the gleaming head of the promaded runner, far ahead. He began a dramatic acceleration.”(36) Louie is determined and had great prowess to win because he is on the last lap and he is far behind. The final example is when Louie was asked to do a broadcast to discourage American troops. “Louie refused. The smiles evaporated. They ordered him to do it. He said no. The producers left to confer, then returned.”(191) “I think you go to punishment camp, one said. They waited for him to change his mind. He didn’t.”(191) Louie is determined to say no to this offer, knowing that if he takes it, he would get better food, a actual bed, but would be discouraging he’s country. Louie’s life experiences throughout the book that show Louie is a determined person. In the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses the life experiences of Louie Zamperini to show the traits of Courageous and Determined. Louie is courageous because he
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