Movie And Book Comparison Essay On Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

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Unbroken Movie and Book Comparison “A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” Pete Zamperini told his younger brother Louie Zamperini when Louie was leaving for the Olympics. Recently, I have read and watched Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand. Upon doing so, I discovered that the book was better than the movie version of this best-selling novel. In the book, Louie started running because of eugenics. The movie did not specify why Louie had started to run. As well, they were formatted differently. The book told many details of Louie’s life before World War II. The movie was not concerned much for that part and mainly focused on Louie’s obstacles during the war. The plot was the same for both the book and movie. As well they both …show more content…

The book stated that Louie started running because of eugenics. Eugenics was a fake science that was popular around the 1930’s and 1940’s. Eugenics wanted to perfect the human race by killing slaves, peasants, and those who do not contribute to society. Louie was the perfect target for eugenics; an Italian troublemaker. In the movie, Louie started running because of Pete. This caused Louie to start running which led to a series of events that led up the Olympics. Participating in the Olympics, Louie had harsher conditions of being a Prisoner of War. Mutsuhiro Watanabe treated Louie stricter because Louie partook in the Olympics. It was very disappointing to see that the movie did not include what influenced Louie to run because it inspired incredible events. Also, the movie did not include that Louie recieved pneumonia when he was two years old, making it difficult for him to run. This put even more hardship onto Louie’s career of running. It shows how hard Louie worked to become an Olympian. Eugenics was an important part that caused Louie wanting to run and be a good person. This led to him becoming an Olympian and this led to a series of perseverance of torturous …show more content…

Though, with the movie, the scenes kept alternating between the war and Louie’s life before it. This made the movie difficult to understand, unlike the movie which was in sequential order. The book illustrated what Louie was thinking through many tough situations very nicely. The movie could not include much of Louie’s thought process and what he was thinking, unless they could have had Louie narrate it. Since the movie was formatted this way, it excluded much of the details of the war and what Louie’s thought process was through much of it. Formatting the movie with alternating moments did not make the movie better, but rather made it more confusing and hard to understand. The book and movie both had the same main ideas and plot. The movie included a lot of the quotes that were quite inspirational and bound to be remembered. For example, Pete told Louie in both the book and movie, “If you can take it, you can make it.” The movie also included Louie at the Olympics which was exciting to see even if it was a flashback from the war. It was also gook to see Louie’s childhood and how he progressed to putting hard work and perseverance instead of stealing and causing trouble. As well, the book and movie had

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