Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand: Chapter Analysis

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In the novel, Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Louie is tortured by being dehumanized and isolated while being a POW. Throughout the book, Louie is being treated poorly by his captors, but resisted giving up. One example is in chapter 17, Louie was being transported to a camp and is put on the ground. The text states, “Louie said something to Phil and immediately felt a boot kick into him...” (page 181). This shows Louie is being isolated because when he talks he gets hit as a result, causing him to be silent and not be able to talk to anyone to insure he doesn 't get hit. Another example is in chapter 23, Hillenbrand starts to talk about how Watanabe behaves and acts as one of the leaders in the camp. The text states, “He confiscated and destroyed
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