“Zamperini was dubbed the ‘Torrance Tornado’ after he set a national high school record for running the mile”(Caulfeild and Siemaszko, local) This quote shows what an excellent runner he was even at a young age. Once while running a mile, his opponents impaled his foot, cut his shins, and cracked his rib, yet he still ran a 4:08.3, breaking the National Collegiate record. (Hillenbrand, Pg.44) The legacies that Louie left behind show that even though he had a hard life with POW camp and being a delinquent he was still able to build up and bring together many
As time passed, one of the men passed away and was thrown overboard. After forty-seven days of suffering, Louie along with his raft mate, were captured by the Japanese. The two were sent to a Prisoner Of War camp. Louie says; “All I see, he thought, is a dead body breathing. Louie dissolved into hard, racking weeping.
There is no doubt that Louis Zamperini fits the description of a modern hero because of his mental strength, physical strength, determination, and his bravery. Louis Zamperini dealt with many things during his time as a Prisoner of War (P.O.W.) and other times during his life that classify him as a modern hero. His physical strength is shown in many different ways throughout the duration of Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand. The first time it was mentioned was when Zamperini made it to the Olympics at the young age of 19 and clocked a quarter mile in 56 seconds during his race.
Gene has this ongoing thought throughout the story. This causes him to hurt his best friend. Gene grows envious of his best friend Finny. Finny had always been an athletic boy who has held many achievements for this trait. For example Finny had broken a swimming record, invented a game, and tried to join the Olympics.
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.
In the book Night, by Elie Wiesel, he tells of his life and experiences throughout the Holocaust. As a young boy he was taken from his home, separated from his mom and sister, and thrown into a concentration camp with his father. Once he and his father arrived at the concentration camp, Auschwitz, many children and elderly were sent straight toward a crematory, and immediately executed. Their heads were shaved, and tattoos were inscribed on their arms. Forced to live in horrible conditions with hardly any food, Eliezer ceased to pray, and began to believe God had no sense of justice.
Although Louis Zamperini’s childhood was filled with drinking, smoking, and stealing, he grew up to be a great hero and leader. Louis Zamperini was born in January, 1917, in Olean, New York. Louis started running cross country in high school and in 1936, he was sent to Berlin for the Olympics. Louis was supposed to go to the 1940 Tokyo Olympics, which were cancelled because of World War II. After the Tokyo Olympics were cancelled, Louis became
In A Boy Named Sue, Cash sang, “I grew up quick and I grew up mean. My fists got hard and my wits got keen.” This suggests that he was ridiculed because his name was Sue and he grew violent. Johnny Cash also suggested this when he sang, “some guy’d laugh and I’d bust his head.” “In the Ghetto” is much more intense in terms of violence. The young boy grows up roaming the streets with negative influences. “He starts to roam the streets at night and he learns how to steal and he learns how to fight.” are some of the lyrics Presley used to describe the violence in the song.
The first hanging, the Warsaw native who had been in the camp for three years, was fully grown and filled with defiance towards his German captors. He showed no fear of his executors, refused to be blindfolded and before his death, shouted out his denunciation of the action being taken. On page 62 of Night by Elie Wiesel it states “The hangman...was about to signal his aides to pull the chair from under the young man's feet when the latter shouted, in a strong and calm voice: "Long live liberty! My curse on Germany! My curse!
The best vacation Luis has been on was when he went to Mexico. He learned how to ride motorcycle to. Luis is a good friend because he will be there for you if you need him. He will sit by you when you are lonely at the lunch room, he will help you will homework if you need help. The reason why Luis is a good friend it that he sits or I sit by him by him at lunch every day and we talk about what we are going to do on the weekend or what happen during the week.
He won four gold medals “Which made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history.” (welcome) “Jesse had the confidence that would help he compete in the Olympics held in Nazi Germany amidst the belief by Hitler that the Games would support his belief that the German ‘Aryan’ people were the dominant race. Jesse had different plans, as he became the first American track and field athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad.” (welcome) No one matched this great feat till 1984 when American Carl Lewis did. Jesse Owens died from complications due to lung cancer on March 31, 1980 in Tucson, Arizona. “Four years before he died Jesse was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award bestowed upon a civilian, by Gerald R. Ford.”
Usain Bolt is the fastest man alive. Not only has he competed in multiple Olympics, Usain has helped people around the world and changed Track and Field forever. Usain Bolt was born in Sherwood Content, Jamaica on August 21, 1986. His parents are Wellesley and Jennifer Bolt. Usain Bolt started off as a cricket player, but Bolt’s speed stood out, and his coaches suggested track instead.
He is widely considered the best athlete of his time. In 1928 he won gold medals for the 100 yard dash and 200 yard dash at the National Interscholastic Championship. Next, he won six gold medals in running, long-jumping, and hurdling (bio.com). In 1936, at the Olympics in Germany, he set three new world records in the long jump, 200 meter race, and 400 meter relay, and he tied for the 100 meter dash (Israel 2). In all, he took home four Olympic medals.
Sieto Alvarez, is an african american gang lord who was once a member of the Rollin Heights Ballas, after years and years of serving them, he was betrayed and left to die during a gang war in Glen Park, he was severely injured, hours passed, finally a man with a blue bandana was ready to finish him, Armstrong was about to die, but instead was taken inside the Crips headquarters and was treated well, they accepted Sieto as a new member and was recruited a few days after recovering.