“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, forgiveness. Forgive everybody” -Maya Angelou(). Louie Zamperini, the main character in the novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, evolves throughout the story and resolves with this idea of forgiveness.Louie faces challenges that range from his stealing tendencies as a young boy to surviving a plane crash during WWII, as well as becoming a POW.When he is rescued Louie isn’t the same man that he was before the war, but he goes through an evolution to become even better than when he started. Through Louie’s development of faith, Hillenbrand shows how he is able to forgive those who caused him extensive suffering. Louie transforms from a broken mess into a peaceful man because of his faith.
After fifteen years, Gene realizes that the problem was not Finny but himself, and he discovers his peace and happiness now that he has fought his war. In A Separate Peace, Gene’s envy and imitation of Finny helps him discover and find peace within himself. Corruption comes from the struggles and feelings within. Failure only comes from inner thoughts, feelings, and actions. Growing up is a part of life.
In this part of scene five Johnny’s little brother knows the sacrifice that Johnny has to do, and his brother wants to take his place in the Vietnam War and says he’s not afraid to die. Johnny told his father that it was an accident because Johnny new way he brother said that, this raised suspicions through the family. Johnny wants to show people that he cares for his little brother and hope he does good things in Johnny sets the example for people who care for their siblings, and want them to have better lives than their own. In conclusion Valdez wanted to entertain young adults and to show them the dangers and horrors of the Vietnam War. Young people in the 1960’s would have paid attention because it's talking about people their age.
There are several ways Hassan starts his path to atonement. The first time he feels without guilt is when Assef beats him up but he describes at finally being in peace. “What was so funny was that, for the first time since the winter of 1975, I felt at peace” (289). This quote shows how he was able to finally get the beating he deserved which makes him feel as if he reached atonement. However because atonement is only achieved through doing constant good deeds readers see a second time when he reveals all.
Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive. In the end, his suffering paid off as his hope and dream of finding his family alive finally came true. Through the story of a young boy who treasured all his blessings in a harsh environment, I learned to value the things I have and to not waste these special
Sohrab nodded and Amir put himself in Hassan’s shoes. Running after that kite, Amir knew he finally was letting the guilt of his childhood go because he has finally redeemed himself once and for all. In the novel, The Kite Runner, you can easily see that earning redemption for past actions to clear up guilt isn’t always the simplest. It takes blood, sweat, and tears to try to make up for what you once did. But it is clear, when Amir finally earns the redemption he seeks, every breath was worth it.
II. Summary of the Main Ideas Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand is a World War II story that follows the life of Louie Zamperini and his journey of survival, resilience, and redemption. We meet Louie as a young boy form Torrance, California who comes from Italian immigrants. As a delinquent boy, he’s always in trouble and running into the law. His older brother, Pete, introduces him to track as a distraction from all his criminal past times, and it turns out he was born to run.
Pete was not the reason that Louie started running track: “It was Louie’s weakness for girls” (15). Determined to impress the ladies Louie began running on the track team. After his first meet, Louie wasn’t very interested, but Pete made him train harder, and Louie kept getting better. In high school, Louie “Ran a mile in 4:21.3 but said if he would’ve ran his second lap faster he could have run it in 4:18” (21). Training harder and harder, Louie earned a scholarship to USC.
From experiencing it first hand, to living with it and its consequences, and then finally redeeming himself, his entire life is shaped by one experience. One experience that fills him with remorse. The one bright day of kite running that turns to darkness. As Amir progresses through life trying to redeem himself, Hosseini displays that no matter how grand one’s misconduct is, if he or she truly is looking for redemption it will be achieved. As children, people often act in ways that will please their parents.
Homer represents the masculine war hero, returning home with what should be glory and happiness. In this era, it was expected that to gain success, men had to pillage neighboring villages. Unfortunately, Homer’s homecoming is foiled by his pride, which causes his journey to be expanded by a number of years and hardships. These hardships slowly teach him
This completely lifted his confidence he could finally see that he was more than the troublemaker of his family. His success grew rather quickly, because his goal was to get to the next Olympic games. He is always training and training to keep improving. When it comes almost time to try out for the Olympic trials Louie knows that he will never be fast enough to qualify for the mile race he has been training for. Instead of giving up and calling it quits on his running career Louie takes a different approach.
Yuanyi Yi Per. 8 Unbroken As a summer reading, I choose to read Unbroken. Before I have choose the book, I have search all the book on the list, but only this book make me want to know what 's happening on the main characters and how he get saved. The main character "Louie Zemperini" was a "bad boy" as story begins, his big brother Pete let he running and ask the school give Louie a chance, that change Louie 's life, and make him want run to Olympic games. But what happening after was change Louie 's life again.
Arnold, from The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, shows that if one works hard and hopes for what he wants and believes in, he can accomplish his goal. Arnold’s desire for a new future becomes greater so he moves schools. Wellpinit offers no opportunities for Arnold so he works hard for one. “ ‘You’ve been fighting since you were born, he said.’ ‘You fought off those seizures. You fought off all those drunks
This helped him improve these challenges and get over these obstacles because most people in his community had lost loved ones during the war, but thanks to his luck and him being courageous, his family had few losses, which gave him the opportunity to continue life as it was before he went to war. “Then he made the journey to Enugu and found another miracle waiting for him”(390). Jonathan