'Unbroken' By Haruki Murakami: Literary Analysis

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There are many things that are needed for survival. Everyone has different ways they learn to survive. In the story, “The Seventh Man” by Haruki Murakami, the main character survives because of fear. In the book, “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand, the characters survive because of hope. First, it takes fear to survive. This is displayed in the short story, “The Seventh Man” by Haruki Murakami. This story is about a man who saves himself from a typhoon because of fear. One piece of evidence that shows it takes fear to survive is when, after sensing a big wave coming, the man says, “I found myself running the other way—running full speed towards the dyke, alone. What made me do this, I’m sure, was fear, a fear so overpowering it took my voice away and set my legs to running on their own.” (30) Fear took over the man and he began running away against his will. If he didn’t be afraid, he might have stayed and gotten killed …show more content…

This is shown in the biography, “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand. This book is about men who used hope and resilience to survive being stranded in the ocean. A piece of text evidence from Chapter 15 that proves hope is needed to survive is when the author states, “Four more times the Japanese strafed them, sending Louie into the water to kick and punch at the sharks until the bomber had passes. Though he fought them to the point of exhaustion, he was not bitten.” (19) After their raft gets shot at and they get attacked by sharks, they still do not give up. This is what causes them to survive. After the Japanese leave, they start to patch the raft while avoiding the sharks. Also from Chapter 15, text states, “Hour after hour, the men worked, rotating the duties, clumsy with fatigue.” (29) The men must work tirelessly patching the raft while hitting away the sharks. The men have hope that someday they will reach land, so they do not give up. Without hope, the men would have given up and they would not have

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