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.
After he Had hear from Graham, Louie had been able to recover from his alcohol addiction which had helped him cope with him post traumatic stress, and he then found God. the book said that “it was the last flashback he’d ever have. Louie let go of Cynthia and turned toward Graham… Louie went straight to his liquor, carried the bottles to the sink and emptied them into the sink.” Louie had found God in Graham’s word and he grew past his obstacles. He gave up the alcohol and took back his life that had been slipping through his fingers. With this new found growth, Louie transitioned from having a burning hatred for the Japanese to where he was able to forgive them.
This all changed when he began serving God and became a new man. He decided to visit his captors for closure rather than revenge. “Louie had been told that all of the men who had tormented him had been arrested, convicted, and imprisoned here in Sugamo. He could speak about and think of his captors, even the Bird, without bitterness, but a question tapped at the back of his mind. If he should ever see them again, would the peace that he had found prove resilient?” (Hillenbrand 385).
Proverbs 24:6 says; “for by wise guidance you can wage your war, and in abundance of counselors there is victory and safety” (Holy Bible, New Living Translation). In the novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the story of Louis Zamperini is told from his troubled childhood, his record breaking running days, and to becoming a WWII hero, and living to tell his story. Louie ends his running career when the second world war started between the Americans and the Japanese. Louie faces many hardships through his time in the military, and after the war. Through Louis Zamperini’s suffering while striving to survive while being stranded at sea, becoming a Prisoner Of War in Japan, and his post war trauma, leads him to God, and finding his faith.
Still his greatest challenge was ahead; Mutsuhiro “the Bird” Watanabe. Under his reign Louie would be pushed past his breaking point, humiliated, and beat, but still stay true to himself. “Of all the violent and vile abuses that the Bird had inflicted upon Louie, non had horrified and demoralized him as this did. If anything is going to shatter me, Louie thought, this is it” (Hillenbrand 291). Louie was taken off work duty because his is injured, but begs for a job so he can keep a higher food ration.
During World War II, invisibility was more than just not being seen. Soldier or civilian, they were both made invisible literally and figuratively; most times even both. In the book, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, we are introduced to Louie Zamperini, an Olympic runner who is drafted into World War II. On a rescue mission, the plane he works on runs out of fuel and the engines malfunction, causing the plane to crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Three survive the crash, including Louie.
The conflict is solved when American troops freed the Jews from Buchenwald and Elie was part of the group that was saved. At the end of the novel, Elie talks about seeing his reflection for the first time in years. He states “From the depths of the mirror, a corpse was contemplating me.” (115). It shows the physical and mental affects caused by the cruelty from the camp. In my opinion the message of the story was never give up no matter how had the situation gets.
An In-Depth Analysis of the Novel Unbroken The novel Unbroken, a biography written by Laura Hillenbrand, focused on the true life experiences of Olympic runner Louie Zamperini. Unbroken would later become a movie. Louie ran in the Olympics in 1936 before being drafted to war to fight the Japanese during World War II. Louie’s plane, the “Green Hornet,” crashed at sea. Only Louie, Phil, and Mac survived.
In his novel Borderliners, Peter Hoeg uses a deceased character, Oscar Humlum, to mentor Peter and steer him in the right direction. Bonded by their broken family situations and common understanding of each other, Peter and Oscar become fast friends at Crusty House. Humlum stands up for Peter when he is confronted by bullies and pedophiles, and serves as Peter’s ‘savior’ on numerous occasions. Although he commits suicide in front of Peter by swinging into an oncoming train, Humlum’s persona is resurrected and he continues to save Peter as he did while they lived in Crusty House. When he reemerges to Peter, Humlum mirrors Jesus with his sacrifices and divine interventions to guide Peter.
II. Unbroken is a book written by Laura Hillenbrand that is about the life of Louis Zamperini, a US Olympian runner who is pulled into World War II and is taken captive as a POW by the Japanese. It is a story of hope in the face of despair, of fighting to survive, and of becoming better. The book is divided into five parts, each detailing a different time in Zamperini’s life, and each exemplifying a different theme from the subtitle: Survival, resilience, and redemption. The book was written to tell Zamperini’s amazing life story, to teach an extraordinary lesson in these themes, as Zamperini’s life so amazingly show them.
Early Life The main way for you to understand how big of a role minorities played in WW2 is to talk about some the first being a mexican american soldier by the name of Guy Gabaldon. He grew up in L.A in a diverse neighborhood with Latino, Japanese and armenian families. (PBS) Two of his closest friend were japanese they hung out all the time up the U.S government sent thousand of japanese families into internment camps.Instead of spending his 17th birthday at the local bowling alley he decided to join the army. (PBS) Military Life Guy Gabaldon didn’t meet many of the requirements to be in the military but he sweet talked his way in saying he could speak japanese.In reality he could of speak and understand a few pharses.They arrived in one of the small japanese islands Saipan,at 8:43 am(PBS).All around him he saw dead bodies and he froze, not because he was scared but because he thought”I don’t belong here”. (PBS) So he walked away from his group.
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).
American citizens were treated like prisoners because of their Japanese background. Though years later these citizens were given an apology and compensation for what they lived through, this moment will always be a moment that will put a shadow on the history of
A Nobel Peace Prize is an award that is given to people, companies, and organizations for showing peace or promotion in a single year. One Nobel Prize winner in 1986 is a man by the name of Elie Wiesel, he was awarded for his struggle during the holocaust where he and his family were taken with his mother and youngest sister separated from him and his father when they arrived at the camps. He survived the struggle of barely eating, seeing people die including his father, going through pain and tribulations, and finally being liberated after years of discrimination of his Jewish kind, by Hitler and his Nazi party. Another man with similar problems at his time was Martin Luther King Jr. He won the Nobel Prize in 1964.
Louie went from the back of the pack in the Olympics to the first American to finish which deserves respect how he kept on persevering even though most people thought he wasn’t going to make it.He survived for forty-seven days on a raft he survived by knowing what to do. He has also survived through a prisoner of war camp where he was brutally beaten and was forced to do things that most people wouldn’t make it through. Louie was also offered a deal to talk bad about America and not go back to the prisoner of war camp he declined. Louie was very admirable declining the deal even though he knew he would have to go back where he would be hurt and have to do many more things forcefully. Louie is a person that deserves to be admired by everyone because of how good of a person he was.