Louis finally returned home on October 5, 1945. Following the war, Louis was tortured with memories of his time in captivity. He had recurring nightmares and eventually began drinking to forget. He and his wife, Cynthia, fought frequently until Louis finally began to fix his life. He became a Christian again and worked to fix and forgive everything that had happened.
This quote connects to Louis because he suffered a traumatic experience in the concentration and the trauma changed him. Prisoners faced a hard time returning back to their regular, everyday lives and act like their traumatic experience never happened. The only thing that kept Louis sane during that time was his faith and hope because without it, he would have gone
Introduction: The story of Louis Zamperini, a selfless World War Two fighter written by Laura Hillenbrand shows the life of a noble fighter. The book has been quoted to be, “A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption” (Laura Hillenbrand). Louis grows up a rebel and a star runner at his high school and as he goes to the Olympics. He notices the war reality occurring and makes a decision to be fighter to serve others. Chapter One: Author’s Craft Building Relationships (Description) Hillenbrand shows that in fighting situations, war fighters have each other’s back and risk their own lives/ well being for others.
World War II was a time that required resilient, courageous, optimistic people to serve in the military. Louie Zamperini, the main character of Laura Hillenbrand’s novel, Unbroken, was just that. Louie Zamperini grew up a rebellious, misbehaving child. When he grew up, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. He got into a plane crash in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, between Hawaii and Japan.
For example, throughout the whole book, August faces many challenges such as bullies and fake friends, however, none of them realize what a great person August actually is. Even though August is disfigured, he is still brave and a great person. He is brave because of all of the surgerys that he has been through and how he hasn’t been scared of hiding from the bullies. August is a brave person, who wants to show the world what he can do. For this reason, Chapter 14 of, How to Read Literature Like a Professor, relates to the novel, Wonder.
American author and political activist Helen Keller once said, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” In Laura Hillenbrand’s nonfiction book Unbroken, the motivated Louie Zamperini exemplifies Keller’s words through his shocking journey unlike any other. Zamperini’s childhood delinquency, distance Olympic running career, and survival World War II story intrigued Hillenbrand to share this compelling story and determination with the world. Early in Louie Zamperini’s life he, spent most of his time causing trouble, whether stealing or fighting in school. Later, he enjoyed telling stories of his rebellious childhood:
Throughout the story Atticus did many things to show he was a courageous person, from dealing with a mean old woman to becoming an outcast for his entire town because he did a case he knew he could not win, Atticus did a lot of things that showed his courage. Atticus even taught Scout and Jem that courage is not just a man in a cape or a soldier with a gun. True courage is when someone does the right thing even though they know they can’t win, they continue forward to finish what they started. Atticus did a lot to prove his children these lessons were true, even by showing these examples by doing them, and that is why courage is Atticus’s most defining
We should honor our veterans the way young children honor their favorite superhero. Our veterans are real life superheroes, they willingly fight to protect us and make many sacrifices to ensure our country 's safety. Veterans have to go months or even years without being with their family. They put themselves at risk of developing psychological issues such as post traumatic stress disorder —also known as PTSD— and having to cope with many different injuries. While every person who joins the military does not go through combat, they still endure and live with harsh situations.
Beowulf is one of the oldest and most well-known epic stories throughout the world. The main character in this story is Beowulf himself. Beowulf is a true and epic hero, who ultimately loses his life while trying to protect the he cared for. Beowulf was a man of great strength, which allowed him to defeat monster and make him the hero that he was. He did not have this strength on his own accord, but was assisted with some divine intervention.
Comparable to a mother daughter bond, brotherhood never goes away no matter how much time passes. “In the spring of 1975, near the time of Saigon's final collapse, I received a long, disjointed letter in which Bowker described the problem of finding a meaningful use for his life after the war.” In this you see how after years later men were still struggling with issues from the war and reached out to each other for help. Although Norman did kill himself it was because he couldn't deal with his own guilt anymore for Kiowa. His brothers were always there for him and never left him, if they had known sooner they would have done everything to help him. Brotherhood is a forever bond.