Charismatic analysis of Louie Zamperini Louie Zamperini was a prisoner of war in world war two. Louie Zamperini was a fast runner and was going to go to the Olympics. Louie had joined the war against Japan,he was a bombardier. Louie was then captured by japan and was considered a prisoner of war. In the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses the life experiences of Louie Zamperini to show the traits of Rebellious and Determined. Throughout the book it is shown that Louie is a Rebellious person. An example of this is when Louie had climbed out his bedroom window,and when on a naked dash through town with a policeman chasing him.The book states, “In 1919,when two-year-old Louie was sick with pneumonia,he climbed out his bedroom window, descended one story,and when on a naked dash through town with a policeman chasing him and,a crowd watching in amazement.(6).” This shows that Louie is a Rebellious person because he was sick and he didn’t want to stay put to get better but he wanted to be free and apparently naked. The police had to chase Louie because they didn’t want him to get sick. The crowd that watched him was amazed by how he could be sick and want to be out completely naked and be running around. Another …show more content…
These traits help understand Louie because if you have read or seen the movie then you would know that Louie was always rebellious like when he went outside naked when sick,he was only two years old.He was always determined, when he was in the war he demanded the other P.O.W to hit him instead of someone else getting hurt.Louie Zamperini was and will always will be a hero to the prisoners of war in world war two.He had know that he had to stand up for what he believed in.So you should say thank you to a veteran for all of the hard work they do or did to protect our
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Unbroken, pgs. 1-80 Some events that do not describe a hero in Louie Zamperini in the novel Unbroken is when he was young he stole anything edible, and he also ran away often. Louie was a kid that snuck into games and was letting people get in for free. Louie started to drink at the age eight. Another thing Louie did was rob people he had stashes of food loot and even alcohol; he would spit spit balls around the class and his teacher would make him stand in the corner so he deflated his teacher's car tires. Usually hero’s have good grades always follow rules never do anything bad, but Louie was the complete opposite you would not expect anything good from a kid like him.
Louie suffered night terrors, alcoholism, and after marrying his wife Cynthia, the couple came close to divorce. Louie was a hurt man that only felt a strong burning hatred for the people that had caused him his pain. Things finally started to turn around for louie in 1949 though when he went to a Billy Graham sermon in Los Angeles after lots of encouragement to go from his wife. This sermon was the start of louie 's next chapter of forgiveness and healing. He decided to follow Christ and became a Christian and soon after that he was able to forgive his tormentors in Japan and his night terrors ceased from there out.
Unbroken, is a story about Louis Zamperini who has has survived many war battles. Louis has gone to war and survived, then was called back to keep fighting; however, this time, their plane crashed, and he landed in the middle of the ocean on a raft he had with him. Throughout all of this, Louis was brave and resilient to be able to stay alive in the ocean for 40 days. In Unbroken, by Hillenbrand, Louis had fought to stay alive after a rough patch in his life, and shows the audience that overcoming obstacles makes people better and stronger in the end.
As he was serving the army in World War II, he was captured by the Japanese, and was sent to Ofuna, a POW camp. At this camp, he had to endure brutal torture for years. Louie was struggling with his physical and mental state at this camp, but he stayed true to himself, and was able to keep his dignity. At the POW camp, Louie was forced to race a Japanese runner. (Hillenbrand 151)
“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man 's soul in his body long past the point when the body should have surrendered it” (Hillenbrand 189). In the novel Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, Louis “Louie” Zamperini goes through several life-threatening experiences. After being a troublemaker as a child, and an Olympic athlete, Louie straps up his boots and becomes a bombardier for the Army Air Corps. After a traumatizing crash and a forty-six day survival at sea, Louie is taken captive by Japanese officials.
Despite intense beatings, Zamperini refused to back down. Hillenbrand writes, "His beatings resumed, with intensified vigor. Louie stood his ground with rebellion boiling in him, praying the Americans would come," (Hillenbrand 191). This act of defiance shows Zamperini's bravery and determination, as he refuses to give in to his captor's demands. Zamperini's willingness and courage to fight for his survival against The Bird makes him a hero.
She did an absolutely wonderful job of creating this time period with just her words and it’s one of my favorite things about this book. The As a boy, Louie Zamperini was always in trouble, but with the help of his older brother, he turned his life around and channeled his energy into running. He set his first record in high school, “He ran a field of milers off their feet, stopping the watches in 5:03. Three seconds faster than Pete’s record. ”(17)
Unfortunately, he and his friend Phil were captured by the Japanese and put into prison camps. Louie needed to show resilience and resist the captors attempts to make him feel worthless. Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Unbroken, uses character to show the theme when tough situations arise one must be resilient in order to transform the bad into good or even better. When Louie was a prisoner in the camp, he needed to resist the dehumanization and beatings he had been given by the Bird.
The three-time United States Track and Field Olympic champion, Gail Devers once said, “Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.” In the non-fiction book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, protagonist Louis Zamperini demonstrates his everlasting perseverance through his everyday actions. Like Devers believed, the resilient Zamperini refused to be defeated or demoralized and did everything in his power to keep his feet on the ground and his chin up.
Another part in the book where Louie shows this trait is when he finishes running the 5,000 meter race at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. “Studying the building, Louie spotted a small Nazi flag near the doors... it would make a swell souvenir, and it looked easy to reach...taking one last lunge for the flag, Louie snagged the edge and fell to the pavement, tearing the banner down with him, then scrambled to his feet and ran like mad... the Germans gave him the flag and let him go.” (pg. 37)
Louie’s success was achieved by many values. The first value that was key to his success was morality. His brother Pete played a huge part in teaching Louie about his morals. He was the major reason why Louie changed his bad habits when he was a child. Pete was the perfect son; an athlete and a straight A student.
The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand stands as a biography that captures the real-life experiences of Louie Zamperini, a man who went from living as a troubled boy, to an impeccable runner, and then into a United States soldier. This novel defines the definition of survival. Not only has it sold millions of copies, but is read in many high schools across the world, and became a huge major motion picture. In the book, there is a character who is very close to Louie named Allen Russell Phillips, or better now as Phil. From the beginning of the story and until the end, Phil has changed dramatically.
The love for his country is exemplified by the way fulfilled his duties with total dedication, and competence. Other characters that sets Louie apart is his optimism , courage,and fearlessness as a warrior. Throughout the entire story, Louie knew he could get away with anything(He felt invincible) The book describes the true story of the overwhelming odds ,and terror of war that Louie must face with his fellow soldiers Mac, and Phil.
Louie started a camp for boys named “Victory Boys camp”. He would take boys who had been in prison or juvenile school and be a mentor and attempt to put them down the right path for their life. He also spoke of the free gift God gives to everyone of eternal life. “He went easy on Christianity, but laid it before them as an option. Some were convinced, some not, but either way, boys who arrived at Victory as ruffians often left it renewed and reformed.”