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
Louie started a camp for boys named “Victory Boys camp”. He would take boys who had been in prison or juvenile school and be a mentor and attempt to put them down the right path for their life. He also spoke of the free gift God gives to everyone of eternal life. “He went easy on Christianity, but laid it before them as an option. Some were convinced, some not, but either way, boys who arrived at Victory as ruffians often left it renewed and reformed.” (Hillenbrand 390).
Someone once said, “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future” (Lorenzo). Olympic athlete, Louie Zamperini lived through WWII and was able to experience a life free from his horrible past. Laura Hillenbrand’s novel Unbroken tells the story of Louie Zamperini and the struggles he experiences as a POW in WWII. After surviving the war, he returns home a completely different man. Louie struggles to deal with his horrific past, but manages to find a way to let it go.
Even when people doubted him and the situation seemed unachievable, Ibrahima stayed determined and continued (125). For months, Ibrahima had gone to different cities along with various organizations to ask for money, to guide him to the $8,500 that Thomas demanded, in order to get Ibrahima’s children and grandchildren out of being a slave (135,143). This battle he is fighting, was not a battle for him as a soldier, but a battle as a caring grandfather or father. His bravery as a soldier along with the love he held as a parent did not let Ibrahima to give up the fight for his family’s freedom. He pressed for his children’s freedom up to his dying breath, even though he was not victorious in freeing his grandchildren, after his death, his children were finally granted their freedom (186-187) After thirty years of enslaved labor, Ibrahima encountered Marschalk, who believed Ibrahima was of royal descent, a Moor (pg.
Those most noticeable being wisdom, leadership, bravery, and cleverness. Because of these traits, he was the only one who was able to survive the voyage and make it back home after twenty long years. When he finally returned home, he disguised himself as a beggar with the help of Athena and made a plan with his son to enact revenge on the suitors who had taken over his home. He passed Penelope’s test of stringing and shooting his bow, killed all of the suitors with the help of his companions and finally correctly completed Penelope’s last test. And so, he, his wife, son, father, and kingdom were reunited once
He pushed through the final moments of being a prisoner in a concentration camp and survived because he persevered through the torment. The last few weeks were the worst Elie had faced, but he was able to survive because he kept his faith and his hope that liberation was near. Similarly, in Life is Beautiful, Joshua begins to give up on the game that his father has created for him. Guido, knowing that losing faith could kill people, did everything he could to assure his son that it was almost over. He convinced Joshua that he needed to push just a little harder in order to win and get his tank.
In the end of the book when Scout offers to walk Boo home he is able to reflect on all the times he has been watching out for Scout and Jem. He knows in his heart that he only wanted the best for the two children and now that he has stepped out of his shadow he can really feel complete with his life choices towards the children. In relation to Boo finally emerging from his house; Boo saves the kids from Bob Ewell. When Scout and Jem were being attacked by Bob no one could’ve known what was happening or that they were in danger. Boo made it eminent to the kids that he had all along been watching out `for them when he runs out and saves their lives; returning Jem home safely as well as Scout in the process.
Moui becomes a hero so people will look up to him and worship him. After moui was abandoned twice by different parents moui felt lonely and wanted to be loved by others and recognize by the people. Moui did things for people so they could live and do things on earth such as pulling out islands from the and and making wind. In the beginning of Moana, Maui told mona that he took all of the things such as islands, wind, sun, and ect. For people.
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.
He took people on the streets to restaurants, let a homeless man from his Alcoholics Anonymous group use his own shower, and extended his care across species to nurse an abused, diseased dog back to health. At the time, I had no idea what any of his acts of kindness meant to the world, but now I consider him to be my hero. Few people I have met are as generous as my father, and I know he would wish nothing more than for me to continue his legacy of relieving the pain that often plagues the world. There was no way to know that on Friday,
A historical figure that has had an influence on me is Ishmael Beah. His story of a child at war is truly inspiring. He ran to save his life at such a young age and he was captured and “brain-washed” into the war in Sierra Leone during the nineties. From his memoir, A Long Way Gone he enlightened me that there is no right side to war, both sides of the war are destructive, both sides recruited children to fight and both forced recruits to do drugs that altered their way of thinking. In the memoir, UNICEF saves him from the war by bartering for the children and they saved as much children as they could.
When Japan decided on December 7th to bomb Pearl Harbor we were thrust into a war that we were not even ready for. FDR was the leader of the Armed Forces throughout World War 2 and was a great leader for our country. He assured Americans that we would bring our boys home, although we lost a great number of lives, The Allied Powers Won the war. The Casualties were great and no life is forgotten by the families of the deceased men who died to protect the future of the US. The President would continue to be a very active person despite the war.
A Nobel Peace Prize is an award that is given to people, companies, and organizations for showing peace or promotion in a single year. One Nobel Prize winner in 1986 is a man by the name of Elie Wiesel, he was awarded for his struggle during the holocaust where he and his family were taken with his mother and youngest sister separated from him and his father when they arrived at the camps. He survived the struggle of barely eating, seeing people die including his father, going through pain and tribulations, and finally being liberated after years of discrimination of his Jewish kind, by Hitler and his Nazi party. Another man with similar problems at his time was Martin Luther King Jr. He won the Nobel Prize in 1964.
Ulysses S. Grant was a man of true courage although he faced alcohol addiction and business failure, he skillfully led the North to victory and helped give African Americans several rights and freedoms. Ulysses S. Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio to Jesse Grant, a tanner, and Hannah Grant, a homemaker (Broadwater 4). At seventeen, Grant was accepted into West Point, the college of choice of his father. Grant went to West Point, New York and soon began his residency. He graduated in four years, in the bottom half of his class (Worldbook Online).