The Importance Of Survival In Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

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American entrance into World War II officially began December 7, 1941 after the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The war lasted until 1945, and thousands of Americans had been captured and detained as prisoners of war. In Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Louie Zamperini is a former Olympic athlete who enlists in the air force and becomes a bombardier. He is taken as a POW after his plane crashes in the middle of the Pacific and he is left to survive on a raft for over a month. In various Japanese POW camps, Louie faces starvation and brutal beatings. Louie has many survival traits that allow him to survive this horrendous experience, including perseverance, hope, and fearlessness. One of the most important traits that allow Louie to survive is

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