How To Struggle In Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

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Three time Olympic World champion in track and field, 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 Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken, a book about Louis Zamperini’s bravery helped him to survive his bomber crashing into the Pacific spending forty-seven days adrift at sea only to be captured and sent to a POW camp. All of Louie’s emotional story is captivated in Hillenbrand’s memorable story. As a child and young adult, Louis first started out as a thief, but unlike the average…show more content…
Soon after America won the war, the POW’s were sent home. After being hospitalized for a period of time he immediately was questioned; people wanting to know what kind of life it was for him for two painful years. One of the questions asked him to summarize what he endured. The survivor plainly responded, “ ‘If I knew I had to go through that again.’ ” he finally said, “ ‘I’d kill myself” (328). Fearlessness by the POW’s was expressed in Louie’s own words. Isolated throughout the whole situation, Louie 's family was delighted to see him come home. Even though his family was in the dark and was even told that there beloved son, and brother, was dead, they knew him too well to know that he wouldn 't fight until the very end. Sylvia, Louie’s sister, said once, “ ‘None of us believed it. None of us,’ “ said Sylvia, “ ‘Never once. Not underneath, even’ ” (226). In all things considered, Louie 's family knows him the best, they knew that him using his bravery it would get him through the rough parts of his life. The life he had before the war soon took its place back into his life. But not everything was the same; due to all the traumatic events that happened during the war, it took a tole on Louie 's life. His answer for the pain was alcohol. But he found his way again when he remembered something he said to God on the raft. It brought light to him once again. After reading the biography of Louie’s Zamperini’s life by Laura Hillenbrand, it 's obvious Louie 's bravery carried him through many obstacles. His courage to conquer insurmountable odds without breaking, proved to audiences that an ordinary man can transform into the hero of his own story. This thrilling story of one man 's story changed thousands of readers minds about life. Of how to be a hero, you must be the bravest you can be and never let any one
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