Despite not bearing any responsibility for the crash, Phil’s strong moral conscience makes him feel guilt for the dead crewmen (LitCharts, int.). He was Louie’s pilot and one of his great friends. He endured very much, almost as much as Louie, and his name should go unheard. A symbol displayed in the novel was sharks. The sharks represented ever-present danger, and how the characters in the story were always in danger.
Growing up Louie is painted as a defiant, stubborn kid, who is always getting into trouble. As he grows and matures he hangs on to that part of his childhood through being a runner and the war. He survives the death of his friends, being stranded on a raft for 47 days, Kwajalein ‘execution’ Island, varius POW camps, and alcoholism after the war. Louie kept his dignity through immense hardships because of the resilience he had as a child. Louie’s
Finally freed from the Green Hornet’s “snarl of wires” (125), he immediately started looking his crewmates. “Louie knew that he had to get Phil’s bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish” (131), this quote demonstrates that Louie was always looking out for his crew members, and he wanted what was best for them. After Louie, Phil, and Mac had been stranded for a while they had their first attack from the japanese, Louie tried to get Phil and Mac to come under the raft with him, so that they would be safer from the bullets, but it was hard for them to get in and out of the raft. “Louie swam up behind him and gave him a push, and Phil slopped up on board. Mac, too, needed Louie’s help to climb over the wall” (161).
In Homer’s The Odyssey, Odysseus is an effective leader in chapter twelve. A leader who has too much pride is now showing too much humbleness for what’s important by following all the things he has told to do to save his crew and himself. He does what he is told to do to save his crew and keep them safe. “ But now, fearing death , all eyes fixed on Charybdis now Scylla snatched six men from our hollow ship, the toughest, strongest hands I had, and glancing backwards over the decks, searching or my crew I could see their hands and feet already hoisted, failing, high, higher, over my head, look wailing down at me, comrades riven in agony. Shrieking out my name for one last time” ( XII 265-270).
His main message in this article is that no man is ordinary and any man can become a hero. Support 1: Rosenblatt describes people's actions after the plane crash, to point out that no man is ordinary. He describes what Lenny Skutnik, employee of the Congressional Budget Office, an ordinary man, did after the crash. Lenny jumped into the water to drag an injured
Through the Medicine Wheel, we are reminded of our lifelong journey that is continuous upon birth and living through youth, adulthood and senior years. In Richard Wagamese’s Indian Horse, the protagonist Saul experiences many obstacles which shape and develop his character. Saul’s life can be divided into more than the four stages of life to better understand his journey. Saul’s Life with His Family The time Saul was able to spend with his family was very short due to the effects of the white men. The time spend together was filled with pain and loss because of the firm hold of the residential schools.
For years, people have viewed Odysseus as a lousy hero with many faults and mistakes. His flaws include his arrogance, his treatment to his crew, and his lack of faith to the gods and his family. While initially reading the Odyssey, these reasons are obvious, but once reading the whole epic I was able to see through his flaws which actually led him home. Although Odysseus tripped on many occasions, he stood up and protected his men, escaped many monsters and immortals, and made wise and clever decisions. Odysseus went through a long, rough adventure and survived the entire voyage while managing to keep his family intact.
He fights to the best of his abilities against many monsters such as Polyphemus, Circe, and the sea monster Scylla. There has been many claims that Odysseus isn’t hero because he lets his crew die. Just because his crew didn’t survive, it certainly does not mean he isn’t a hero. He tries his very best and even test his limits in order to get him and his crew back home. An example of this is in Homer’s ‘The Odyssey” where Odysseus tries to persuade his crew to bypass Thrinacia, the island of the sun god Helios, but they were too stubborn and insisted on landing.
The first example of why being skillful is so important in cases of resilience in Unbroken can be noticed when once the plane crashes into the ocean, Louie immediately puts his wits into action. Highlighted in the text: "Louie knew he had to get Phil 's bleeding stopped, but if he went to him, the raft would be lost and all of them would perish. He swam for the raft" (Hillenbrand 3). Louie backtracked and thought about the situations that could be thrown at him for each movement he made. He ended up using his natural instinct which was to save his whole crew over a bleeding cut.
This shows that Buttercup can trust Westley without any problems, feeling care, love him deeply and depend on him for many situations. Thirdly, Westley is dependable because he is physically and mentally a tough and strong man. In the beginning which is the past, Buttercup and the others believed that he has passed away overseas from the “Dread Pirate Roberts” not keeping him alive. However, later in the story, it is revealed that he was actually still alive, but not meeting Buttercup right away. They meet five years later where the story continues, and missing each other dearly.
For example, when Louie, Phil, and Mac were stranded at sea for forty-six days, he had kept everyone’s spirits and hopes up so they wouldn’t all be overcome with insanity. Louie and his crew had just crashed their B-24D Army Air Force bomber into the Pacific Ocean and the only crew members that had survived were Louie, Phil, and Mac. These three men had made their way onto the inflatable life raft where they had suffered from a lack of food and water, heat stroke, poor hygiene, and just overall terrible conditions. But, to keep everyone’s minds sharp Louie suggested singing songs and to keep talking to each other about anything that would keep their minds off of the current situation that they were in. While the men were on the raft Louie said, “Within a few days of the crash, Louie began peppering the other two with questions on every conceivable subject…They told and retold stories…Phil sang church hymns; Louie taught the other two the lyrics to “White Christmas”(page 152-153).
Louie went from the back of the pack in the Olympics to the first American to finish which deserves respect how he kept on persevering even though most people thought he wasn’t going to make it.He survived for forty-seven days on a raft he survived by knowing what to do. He has also survived through a prisoner of war camp where he was brutally beaten and was forced to do things that most people wouldn’t make it through. Louie was also offered a deal to talk bad about America and not go back to the prisoner of war camp he declined. Louie was very admirable declining the deal even though he knew he would have to go back where he would be hurt and have to do many more things forcefully. Louie is a person that deserves to be admired by everyone because of how good of a person he was.