Some events that do not describe a hero in Louie Zamperini in the novel Unbroken is when he was young he stole anything edible, and he also ran away often. Louie was a kid that snuck into games and was letting people get in for free. Louie started to drink at the age eight. Another thing Louie did was rob people he had stashes of food loot and even alcohol; he would spit spit balls around the class and his teacher would make him stand in the corner so he deflated his teacher's car tires. Usually hero’s have good grades always follow rules never do anything bad, but Louie was the complete opposite you would not expect anything good from a kid like him. Zamperini did many bad things, as he got older he started
camps; he made it through the war. After the war Louie found someone to fall in love with; her name is cynthia. Soon after returning home Louie developed a drinking problem since he was usually going somewhere to talk to groups of people; he used it for his anxiety. Nightmares of the bird haunted Louie in his dreams but that did not stop him from living his life, and showing off his skills. It was his skillfulness that got him married to cynthia and you can find this out by reading; “‘ Along came Louie. Here was someone exotic, someone who answered her yearning for adventure’” (348). Searching skills came into play when Louie was starting to prepare for his wedding; ‘“ He tracked down reception sites, invitations, a caterer, and a jeweler’” (350).
Although he faced many hardships throughout the course of his life, Louie managed to stay strong and continue on to spread his heroic life story of survival, resilience, and
The trait of rebellion is something kept by Louie throughout the war. He used his rebellious nature from childhood to assist him in his survival throughout his capture. Louie displayed this when the POWs spoke to each other by pretending to talk
“If you can take it, you can make it. Keep on fighting!” This quote from Louis Zamperini states that you must fight until you reach success, and that you never should give up in what you believe in. From Louis Zamperini 's establishment of unassailable records to experiencing the harsh and horrible conditions of being stranded in the Pacific ocean for days, and becoming a prisoner in a Japanese territory is truly a remarkable story of his.
Louie had to tap into his resilience to survive during internment. Louie, during captivity, showed amazing resilience to survive 3 POW camps. To start off, when Louie was imprisoned in Kwajalein, “He called to Phil. Phil’s voice answered, distant and small” (135). This was risky
Louie was known for doing things that he was not supposed to, “When Louie came home drenched in oil after diving into an oil rig well and nearly drowning, it took a gallon of turpentine and a lot of scrubbing before his father recognized him again. Thrilled by the crashing of boundaries, Louie was untamable. In Torrance, a rebel was born.” (7) This shows Louie in a rebellious look because without thinking he would do things that could have gotten him killed. He would slipshod for a lot of things he thought were fun. Many people usually start to smoke at the age of 18 and they usually start to drink at the age of 21 but not Louie, he started to smoke when he was 5 and started to drink when he was 8, “At five, he started smoking, picking up cigarette butts while walking
In the second section of the book, “Unbroken”, the author talked a lot about the experiences of the crew that Louie was with when he joined the army. Louie ended up with Phil and several other men to form a crew with their plane, a B-24 model, which they named “Superman”. They were all great pals who went through thick and thin together, but they believed the chance of survival was slim. One day, they barely managed to get it back to home base on one mission when the enemy relentlessly attacked their plane. However, one crew member was beyond help and several more had injuries that rendered them unsuitable for battle, their plane was also unrepairable. The crew turned into 4 men without a plane, so they got several replacement crewmen. However,
As the story begins, Louie is a young boy who is constantly in trouble in his town, stealing money, food, smoking, drinking and getting into fights. “Thrilled by the crashing of boundaries, Louie was untamable” (Hillenbrand 7). His brother, Pete sees a talent in him that even Louie does not see. He
“A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” Louis Zamperini dealt with bullies at a young age when his family moved from France to America. He began to get in trouble with the authorities, often running from them, but when his brother noticed he could run, his life changed. Zamperini joined the school track team and excelled, eventually moving on to the Olympics. However, in a twist of events, Zamperini joins the army and finds himself stranded at sea, then stuck in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp. Will he remain unbroken, or will he fall?
Another value that was key to the success of Louie Zamperini was society. At first Louie was a delinquent trying to find endless ways to make money even if it included stealing. When people heard the name Louie they knew it involved something bad but whenever they heard the name Pete they thought good things. People referred to them as “Pete the athlete and his no-good, troublemaking brother Louie” (Benge 26). But once Louie began running and doing well in races Torrance saw the other side of Louie. They began cheering for him and even named him the “Torrance Tornado”. Now “everyone talked about the Zamperini brothers Peter and Louis the athletes” (Benge 26). Louie was very surprised by societies reaction. He was used to people complaining
The film Unbroken honors Louie Zamperini’s ability to persevere the utmost cruel situations. Unbroken was a fairly accurate representation of Louie Zamperini’s life and his survival during World War II, with only minor alterations such as timing. Overall, the director, Angelina Jolie, was not able to capture every detail accurately, yet the details altered only reinforced Louie Zamperini’s extraordinary story of resilience and perseverance.
Louie was an Olympic runner one day and the next he was drafted into the war. Louie endured an unimaginable amount of pain while
“Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand was published in 2010. From the first chapter i was hooked. Hillenbrand’s imagery and style caught my eye and pulled me into Louie’s story with no hesitation. I absolutely loved Hillenbrand’s structure in this book and it was much better than others i have read. She did an absolutely wonderful job of creating this time period with just her words and it’s one of my favorite things about this book. The
Unbroken centers around a soldier named Louie Zamperini. Louie is on the American side fighting for peace in the South Pacific against the Japanese during WW2. Louie was a lieutenant in the U.S Air Force ,and served as a crewmember on the Green Hornet(B-24)