Perseverance In Unbroken

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The three-time United States Track and Field Olympic champion, Gail Devers once said, “Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.” In the non-fiction book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, protagonist Louis Zamperini demonstrates his everlasting perseverance through his everyday actions. Like Devers believed, the resilient Zamperini refused to be defeated or demoralized and did everything in his power to keep his feet on the ground and his chin up. A rather devious adolescent, Louis Zamperini often stole food and liquor at the expense of his reputation …show more content…

Not one person could devise a dare so wild that Louie Zamperini would pass it up: “Thrilled by the crashing of boundaries, Louie was untamable”(6). Even when other children would come up with extremely risky dares, Louie was too determined to back out. Expectedly, Louie’s thieving earned him a bad reputation throughout his hometown of Torrance, California, overlooking the part of him that turned around and gave away his stolen possessions to those in worse need. Becoming more and more irritated, people began to wish for a different and perhaps more productive outlet …show more content…

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

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