Adventurous and dangerous, Louie Zamperini’s life was one that many will never forget. Louie’s childhood wasn’t very great, he would get into lots of trouble from fights and running from the police. When Louie’s brother Pete heard about everything that Louie was doing, so he decided to get Louie into running track, and soon enough Louie would win every race he was in. Then at the age of 19 he qualified for the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Louie then went into the military and then he had been captured by the Japs.
However, Jake Barnes could never achieve and participate in this craze due to the injury he sustained during WWI. This damaged his self-esteem and due to the location of the injury, his masculinity, “Undressing, I looked at myself in the mirror...of all the ways to be wounded” (Hemingway 38). Maslow's hierarchy of needs states that one must achieve self-esteem before self-actualization. Therefore, “Jake will never achieve the psychological stability he craves because he finally accepts...philosophies about his injury...these ideas...will always leave him vulnerable to the fear that he will...be an invalid” (Fore). Not only does this ruin his self-esteem but ruins his relationships as well since he is impotent as a result.
As Helen Keller once quoted, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken tells the life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Through his troubles as a child, emerged a strong-willed Olympic runner, who later became a military aviator. He was lost at sea and then captured by the Japanese as a prisoner of war. He endured years of abuse and suffering but still managed to stay true to who he was. By showing how Louis Zamperini suffers as a prisoner of war and his struggles after returning home, readers are able to see how faith can completely transform someone.
Three-time Olympic champion 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 the biography Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Devers ' words illustrate the sturdy determination of Louis Zamperini, which carried him through everything from his track career and time as a prisoner of war in Japan, to his life after World War II had ended. In all, Louie’s unfailing willpower to continue through life’s hardships outshone all other traits throughout his haunting story. When Louie’s story began, he was
Just imagine being in an event like the Olympics, man that would be something. It would be crazy competing in front of thousands of people from many different countries around the world. Most Olympic games have different stories or memories that are always embedded in people’s brains forever, yet nothing compared to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In 1936, like I said, Berlin, Germany hosted the games in an attempt to create positive propaganda that promoted Adolf Hitler and his Aryan race. Conflict arose though when Jesse Owens, a black American athlete, swept a round of medals, proving that the Aryan race was not supreme.
He does not know how to relate to other people. He regularly beats his wives and children for not living up to his expectations of them. Nwoye,Okonkwo’s son, is much like what Unoka was in Okonkwo’s eyes, both are lazy and incompetent. Okonkwo is convinced that constantly beating him will make him stronger, but he is only driving his son away further. All Nwoye has ever wanted is his father’s acceptance and approval.
Juana would never get caught up in the pearl and let it change her, she just saw her husband at the worst and most violent point in his life when he took her for granted and abused her when trying to protect the pearl; “Her arm was up to throw when he leaped at her and caught her arm and wrenched the pearl from her” (Steinbeck 59). Even after, she still knew her morals and she couldn 't leave Kino in his worst and weakest times. After the unfortunate death of Coyotito, they finally realized they must get rid of the pearl because it represents a curse. She still stuck by his side, still supportive; “She looked at the pearl in his hand for a moment and then she looked into Kino 's eyes and softly
Henry lives out the maxim, “Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind,” throughout the whole play, specifically during a scene with Sam and another scene with Deacon Ball. In the scene with Sam, Henry refuses to pay his taxes as an act against conformity and supporting the war, this eventually results to him ending up going to jail. In addition to his act against conformity as a means of not paying his taxes, he also follows his own belief by teaching the way he wants to and questioning if God is an atheist. Again as a result of his beliefs, he ends up getting in trouble by Deacon Ball. At the end of the day, the way Henry lives his life is considered sacred because despite knowing that there will be consequences to his actions, he still follows through with them due to the fact does not care what others think of how he lives his life, he seeks change and is not afraid to act out his beliefs in order to achieve
The sheriff feels sorry for miss quentin This shows that the times of always siding with the man are starting to change “I’m Jason Compson, see if you can stop me. See if you can elect a man to office that can stop me loves him and that he has power over everyone Jason doesn 't really seem to believe in god or the concepts of christianity even though he is supposed to be a proper southern boy. When Jason gets hit the only thing he really cares about and the thing he fixates on is the fact that there is no blood. I don 't think he wants to see the blood because it reminds him that he is in fact human and reminds him of his family bloodline and the possibility that he could in fact be the end of it ” pg 199. Jason really believes in his heart that he is the greatest and that he can do no wrong, the part about electing someone talks about how he thinks the entire world For the first time in his life jason seems just about to give up due to his headache He is mad because he has been outwitted by the ‘weaker
On page 262, “Still but for a man breathing heavily, breathing heavily and staggering… ‘Jem?’ There was no answer but the man’s heavy breathing. ‘Jem?’ Jem didn’t answer.” Even though he did not answer, she went out of her way to ‘scout’ for her injured brother. Mr. Ewell could have easily taken Scout’s voice and the dark night as his advantage, but being the loving person she is, Scout took the chance to look for him. Atticus took the risk to fight for Tom Robinson knowing that people would start hating him