Louie started as a young trouble boy, who then became into a man who was an airman during World War 2. During his POW experience many challenges came in the way, one of them being Mutsuhiro Watanabe also known as the Bird. The Bird was a Japanese corporal who ended up in the Omori Camp. During Louie’s experience at Omori with the Bird became his worst challenge and enemy since the Bird wanted to make Louie’s life a nightmare. The Bird tortured Louie for different reasons but that it never broke Louie.
On May 27, 1943, the eleven crewmembers of the Green Hornet crash-landed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, leaving the three surviving men stranded. For the next two years, Louis Zamperini, one of the survivors and the bombardier of the plane, would become a prisoner of war to the Japanese and suffer countless tortures. Though the Geneva Convention theoretically administrated the treatment of prisoners of war, not all POW camps adhered to its rules. Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand chronicles Louis’s story and depicts how the differences in culture of two nations affected the lives of the thousands of American soldiers imprisoned in Japan during World War II. Louis was captured by the Japanese after he survived for forty-seven days on the open ocean with minimal supplies.
Zamperini was the worst on the track team when he first joined, his brother realized he wasn't doing good and he wanted Louis to stay in track so he trained him, every day his brother made him go run to get in the best shape. His brother was always trying to help them.
Losing faith is like clearing off a foggy windshield. The true pain and suffering of the world are revealed. During the Holocaust, the SS would often force prisoners to witness the deaths of fellow prisoners, to scare them into obeying the SS and to show the prisoners what would happen to them if they did not follow orders. In the memoir Night, Elie Wiesel uses symbolism and metaphors to show the theme that suffering will weaken religious faith.
Also, I believe in comparison to the book, the movie didn’t emphasize how mentally detrimental the torture and torment as well as the time at sea was. The trivia questions and talk of home in attempt to keep their minds sharp were shown while afloat in the Pacific but the movie lacked in its ability to show how big of an affect the vast ocean and malnutrition can have on their mind. This is especially evident in Mac who doesn’t make it and dies while in the ocean. I think the biggest adversary to the men wasn’t the lack of food or the hot sun or even the beatings while in the camps as much as it was the mental torture and
“Unbroken”, the story of an unforetold tale which includes a young man, who went by the name Louis Zamperini. Louis starts off in his birthplace of New York in 1917, then growing up in his hometown area of Torrance, California with his family after moving in 1919, two years after Louis birth. He was a young boy of Italian descent, living with father Anthony, mother Louise, sisters Sylvia & Virginia, and older brother, Pete. Being in the household of the Zamperini 's they’d lived strict Roman Catholic lives. Louis did not favor the strictness, which led him to be quite the troublemaker.
Louis was surrounded by sharks and had no food. He often had to punch the sharks so he would stay alive. To gain confidence and allow himself to keep going, he would often think to himself that “I’ve worked so hard to be where I am now, I can not give up…” (Hillenbrand 191). Louis was determined to never give up and to keep fighting.
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) Louie functioned as a bombardier who took pride in his duty. He was a true patriot.
“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man 's soul in his body long past the point when the body should have surrendered it” (Hillenbrand 189). In the novel Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, Louis “Louie” Zamperini goes through several life-threatening experiences. After being a troublemaker as a child, and an Olympic athlete, Louie straps up his boots and becomes a bombardier for the Army Air Corps. After a traumatizing crash and a forty-six day survival at sea, Louie is taken captive by Japanese officials.
Unfortunately, he and his friend Phil were captured by the Japanese and put into prison camps. Louie needed to show resilience and resist the captors attempts to make him feel worthless. Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Unbroken, uses character to show the theme when tough situations arise one must be resilient in order to transform the bad into good or even better. When Louie was a prisoner in the camp, he needed to resist the dehumanization and beatings he had been given by the Bird.
War Combat, loyalty, enmity, bloodshed, and duty, all words that fit under the category of war. The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand is about Louis Zamperini a strong willed man raised in Torrance, California. He started as a young troublemaker until he discovered his passion for running in high school. That very passion led him to compete in the Olympics. Later he enlisted in the Army Air Corps, a brave decision that would change his life.
The suffering he went through ultimately led him to his newfound faith. During Louie 's time on the life raft and in the POW camps he suffered an unbelievable amount of pain and desperation, but out of that suffering came faith. Louie was an Olympic runner one day and the next he was drafted into the war. Louie endured an unimaginable amount of pain while
He prayed and kept praying and praying he kept his sanity and faith in god. He prayed for all the people that had been killed or died. He had to stick with his dad and keep him in good health so he would not loose him. “I can’t loose my dad he is all I have got.” He could not loose his dad because it is all