Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken: Character Analysis

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Louie Zamperini was a rebellious and courageous man throughout the years of his life. He was a olympic runner and came in first for fastest time in high school and later went the olympics to race against other cities. He was in a POW camp for 2 years and was beaten by a mean man named Mutsuhiro Watanabe. And Louie Zamperini was born in Olean New York and later moved to Torrance California. Louie Zamperini shows two characteristic traits of rebellious and courageous throughout the book Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken. The first character trait of Louie Zamperini is Rebellious. The first quote is when Louie was only 2 years old. “In 1919, when 2 year old Louie was sick with pneumonia, he climbed out his bedroom window, descended one story,…show more content…
For the first quote is when louie was when he was in Torrance California “You could beat him to death,” said Sylvia, “and he won’t say ‘ouch’ or cry” (10). The reason this fists as a example is because he is being punched and kicked and does not say ow or ouch. The second quote that is showing that Louie is courageous is “A farmer, furious over Louie’s robberies,, loaded his shotgun with rock salt and blasted him in the tail” (11) That would hurt being shot from a shotgun no matter what hard object is inside but Louie did not feel the pain. For are last and final quote we have “ why you no look me in the eye? The corporal hissed. The prisoners went rigid. Louie raised his eyes to the corporal’s face. Again came the whirling arm, the blow to the skull,the stumbling legs” (173). To Louie that would hrt but he said nothing when he was hit over and over again. Louie Zamperini’s two characteristics that he shows throughout the book, Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken, are courageous and rebellious. How these two traits help you has the reader understand louie has a person is... that he did not so good thing in his life and he will be beaten but will not say anything. And that is all the information that there is on Louie

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