How To Write An Essay On The Book Unbroken

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I read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, which gave me a new perspective regarding World War II. Unbroken was written from a soldier’s point of view, which inspired the reader and caused empathy towards the soldiers who were the victims of war. Silvie Zamperini or “Louie” grew up running from trouble and home. With help from his older brother Pete, Louie stops running from the law and starts running from his opponents as he develops his skills in track and field. Louie is no longer viewed as a criminal but a fast athlete with a bright future. Louie soon finds himself breaking record after record at his high school. He quickly moves on to better things when he qualifies for the 1936 Olympic games. His dreams come to an end when the games are cancelled due to the outbreak of World War II. Louie is drafted into the Army Air Corps and…show more content…
This book demonstrates how one day you can be on top of the world and then the next day not know if you will live to see another. Louie showed courage by doing the right thing. Louie refused to give up his beliefs even when he was tortured in the Japanese camps. Hillenbrand does a good job of capturing Louie’s experiences and loss. The way the book unfolds is amazing, it starts when he is young and shows how his talents got him known as a person. Then all is forgotten and there is only one focus in life and that is returning home to his loved ones. “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory,” said Pete Zamperini. Pete taught Louie that getting through the pain leads to success. Even though the war followed him home and he became a different person, Louie’s success came through his survival. I would give this book 4.5 stars because it was very emotional and kept the reader wanting more. There are not many World War II veterans alive today, but Hillenbrand found 93 year old Louie before his story was lost. His story is heard around the world and has inspired many
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