His mischief as a young boy also made him very visible but all that changed during the years he spent in POW camps. During World War II, efforts were made to make Japanese- American internees and American POWs in Japan “invisible.” At POW camps, guards tried to deprive the POWs of their dignity. Hillenbrand writes, “On Kwajalein the guards sought to deprive them of something that sustained them even as all else had been lost: dignity.” (Unbroken, 182) In addition to being beaten and starved, the men were deprived of their dignity, “This self-respect and sense of self-worth” (Unbroken, 182) essential for life. “To be deprived of it is to be dehumanized” (Unbroken, 182) because when taken away it also takes away their dignity, sense of self-worth and self-respect, which leaves
These traits help understand Louie because if you have read or seen the movie then you would know that Louie was always rebellious like when he went outside naked when sick,he was only two years old.He was always determined, when he was in the war he demanded the other P.O.W to hit him instead of someone else getting hurt.Louie Zamperini was and will always will be a hero to the prisoners of war in world war two.He had know that he had to stand up for what he believed in.So you should say thank you to a veteran for all of the hard work they do or did to protect our
Young Wallace decided to try and protect the old man. He was doing fine for the first three or four men, but was eventually overwhelmed by the troops. He was then taken to a dungeon where they left him to rot. All they gave him was rotten haring and very little water. Due to this treatment, he went into a coma and the Englishmen assumed he was dead.
He lengthened his stride, seized the lead, and crossed the finish line” (Hillenbrand 216). He was knocked out with a club after this, but that was nothing compared to the feeling of his win. Louie was later punished by holding a beam above his head for as long as he could for supposedly letting the goat that he was taking care of die. “He felt his consciousness slipping, his mind losing adhesion, until all he knew was a single thought: He cannot break me. Across the compound, the Bird had stopped laughing” (Hillenbrand 302).
Joey went through Hell, and was almost killed many times. But he stood strong and ended up being back in safety. Albert may have been drafted into the war, but his hope to find Joey was what kept him alive. War changes perspective and causes you to think and act differently. “Everyone has a touch of bravery and a splash of stupidity”.
After the program ended the kids were sent off to foster families or relatives if any remained. All of Beah’s family was killed in the war except for an uncle that lived in the city of the rehabilitation center. Beah had never met his uncle before but upon arrival they had an instant connection. Beah didn't have much trust in others but when he saw his uncle crying it indicated to him that his uncle was a genuine person. In their culture it was extremely uncommon for men to cry, so when they did it was a big deal.
After he Had hear from Graham, Louie had been able to recover from his alcohol addiction which had helped him cope with him post traumatic stress, and he then found God. the book said that “it was the last flashback he’d ever have. Louie let go of Cynthia and turned toward Graham… Louie went straight to his liquor, carried the bottles to the sink and emptied them into the sink.” Louie had found God in Graham’s word and he grew past his obstacles. He gave up the alcohol and took back his life that had been slipping through his fingers. With this new found growth, Louie transitioned from having a burning hatred for the Japanese to where he was able to forgive them.
Jethro has been living with the consequences of his brothers actions; which led to an attack on his farm as well as his water supply being compromised. Due to the significant amount of hardship, I believe that the theme is lost of innocence. A defining moment in the theme loss of innocence is when Jethro changes his mind about war. At first, “ He liked stories of war”(15). At this point in the book, Jethro enjoyed the thought of war because he imagined war as brass instruments playing and uniforms on all of the soldiers.
“The person I have become, who sits writing in this chair at this desk, has been forged by enormous struggle and unexpected blessings, despite the dehumanizing environment of a prison intended to destroy me” (5). Jimmy Santiago Baca managed to survive through life’s obstacles, becoming a better person in the end, a person he wouldn’t have been if he hadn 't fought for it. His life started off with a drunken father who would beat them, and soon after a mother who abandoned them. Him and his siblings grew up with their grandparents, hoping for their parents to return for them, until they were sent to an orphanage and eventually gave up hope. Overtime all the family had grown apart, only rarely did his siblings speak to him.
‘The Kite Runner’ similarly enforces fear upon those who seek redemption. Amir’s fear of disappointing Baba is what caused him to build up regret and guilt. Amir knows Baba’s standards, and after betraying Hassan numerous times he senses that he may never be able to redeem himself. In fear of disappointing Baba, Amir grows up and becomes a much more respectful and honest person. Soraya also redeems herself after fearing her father when she ran away.