How Is Life Revealed In Laura Hillenbrand's Book Unbroken

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The brilliant inventor and entrepreneur Henry Ford once said, “Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and grieves which we endure help us in our marching onward.” In Laura Hillenbrand’s book Unbroken, the daring Louie Zamperini fulfilled these wise words in every adventure he encountered. Whether competing in the Olympics, fighting in the war, or simply getting over his alcohol addiction, Louie approached each challenge with determination which Hillenbrand showcases in telling Louie’s daring story. A sick and frail kid, Louie’s delinquent behavior defined him; he stole anything from just about anyone, constantly getting into trouble for doing daring…show more content…
“There was a cake with Welcome Home Louie inscribed in the icing.” (Hillenbrand 342) He even married a woman by the name of Cynthia Applewhite. But, that couldn't last, Louie began coming undone. He dreamed about seeing The Bird and to drown this fear, he turned to alcohol. “His addiction was soon so consuming that when he and Cynthia went to Florida to visit her family, he insisted on bringing home so much liquor that he had to take out his Chevy’s back seat to fit it all in.” (Hillenbrand 371) Cynthia was on the verge of leaving him. Then one day she heard a man by the name of Graham speak of Christ, thinking of Louie she encouraged Louis to talk to Graham, after a short disagreement about attending Louie finally gave in and went to talk to the man about God. ““What God asks of men’, said Graham, ‘is faith. His invisibility is the truest test of that faith. To know who sees him, God makes himself unseen.” (Hillenbrand 382) Then after a while Louie found God and spoke out about his daring story. He influenced and inspired people of all ages showing his path to finding faith in
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