Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand: Literary Analysis

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In Thomas C. Foster’s How To Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids, readers have the ability to identify certain elements from chapters “Nice To Eat You; Acts of Vampires”, “Is That a Symbol?”and “Marked For Greatness”, which Laura Hillenbrand puts to action in her book Unbroken.

In Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken, the characters in the story show and play out the chapter 3 “Nice to Eat You; Acts of Vampires” from Thomas C. Foster’s How To Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids. In the novel Unbroken there is a general named Watanabe who was the leader of discipline at Omori POW camp in Japan. Watanabe was known for his brutality within the camp because his purposeful standing around waiting for someone to make one tiny mistake, so he could beat them until they were unconscious. Laura Hillenbrand in the book
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In the end of the story he left a man named Louie Zamperini with PTSD and many scars from the daily beatings from Watanabe and the people Watanabe forced to hurt Louie. Watanabe is known as a vampire from the statements from Thomas C. Foster’s book with his characteristics of selfishness and brutality for his own pleasure, not thinking of what he was doing to Louie.

Later on in the novel Unbroken, a symbol of freedom and slavery is shown within the text just as explained in Thomas C. Foster’s book How To Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids chapter 11, “Is That a Symbol?”. Louie Zamperini in the beginning of the book was an air force bomber who was fighting for America. Louie had been stationed in Hawaii about 2,000 miles away from a group of the Japanese Islands. He had been in the air one day in the most unsafe plane the Air Force had.
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