Example Of Perseverance In Unbroken

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Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, is a nonfiction novel that recounts the life of Louis Zamperini, who was a former Olympic athlete and World War II veteran, who survived being out at sea for 47 days and imprisoned in multiple Japanese war camps. Through his story of immense torture on his body and mind, Louis’ experience is an inspiring story of resilience, perseverance, and survival against tremendous odds. The author's main claim in Unbroken is that the human spirit can overcome the most unimaginable circumstances, and that a strong will to persevere and survive, can triumph over many hardships. Throughout the book, the author provides several examples of perseverance and will to survive. The first example of perseverance is during his early life qualifying and participating in the Olympics. When he finished …show more content…

During this time, Louie and two other crew members faced extreme conditions, including starvation, dehydration, and exposure to the elements while being lost at sea. In the novel it states, “He was a body on a raft, dying of thirst. He felt words whisper from his swollen lips. It was a promise thrown at heaven, a promise he had not kept. If you save me, I will serve you forever. And then, standing under a circus tent on a clear night in downtown Los Angeles, Louie felt rain falling.” This excerpt from the book illustrates the extreme struggles on the body and mind of being lost at sea. Louie also made a pact with God which ties into another theme of faith which is necessary to overcome hardships. Through his perseverance and will to survive, Louie would constantly lead his 2 other companions whether it be managing resources or keeping them sane by conversing with them, he managed to keep himself and his companions alive until they were finally rescued by the

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