“A moment of pain is worth a lifetime of glory.” Louis Zamperini dealt with bullies at a young age when his family moved from France to America. He began to get in trouble with the authorities, often running from them, but when his brother noticed he could run, his life changed. Zamperini joined the school track team and excelled, eventually moving on to the Olympics. However, in a twist of events, Zamperini joins the army and finds himself stranded at sea, then stuck in a Japanese Prisoner of War Camp. Will he remain unbroken, or will he fall?
Secondly, Louie is now stranded in the Pacific Ocean and is defiant to the thought of giving up on himself and the others that are stranded. In this example, Phil shows how defiant he is in Louie. Out of all the crewman on the plane, Phil portrayed that Zamperini was the man he wanted beside him on the raft. Unlike Mac, whose actions indicated weakness. Additionally, the quote is showing us that Mac was a pushover compared to Louie’s heroic actions.
", but he didn 't listen to them so he kept going on so then they decided to start shooting at him and the text describes it like this "After several hours of this, during which, perhaps, a score of bullets had struck about him, their ammunition began to give out and their fire slackened’ ‘several hours that have passed by he left them like a tiny speck behind him. Although the text doesn 't say that Loren claims the land, we can probably infer that he did claim the land. Here we can see a cause of why Walt has gone on a mission, and that is to make sure that Loren claims the piece of
From reading the book, and having seen Luke Zamperini speak on behalf of his father, I have grown to look at Louis Zamperini as a respectable, inspiring man. The story of Louis Zamperini is an amazing life lesson of learning to overcome the barriers we all face in life, some more difficult than others. Starting young Louis was a troublesome child and later overcame this using his passion to run. Louis ran himself all the way to the olympics and this was not even close to the biggest moment in his lifetime. After being stranded at sea for 47 days Louis was captured as a war prisoner of the Japanese.
Numerous people want to be perfect no matter what obstacles they will encounter. However, an individual cannot overcome their obstacles if they are drawn to their ego of perfectionism. Lawrence Sargent Hall believe that having too much confident in an individual result in ignorance by not realizing how some unexpected signals are too easy to miss out. He writes a short story The Ledge to explore a nameless fisherman who has pride in crafting a perfect day of hunting ducks with his son and nephew. But the fisherman did not realize that his pride will put a risk on himself, his son, and his nephew on an unexpected event.
Throughout the middle part of the novel, Pi attempts to train Richard Parker in order to share the perceived luxary of the boat. Training Richard Parker not only makes the environment safer for Pi, but it also provides a distraction for Pi. By this point in the novel, Pi has given up hope that his parents are alive and is broken over that fact. Distracting himself with training Richard Parker and making a new goal of keeping the tiger alive allows Pi to focus on surviving, not on his parents. While Pi may never be completely over his parents’ deaths, the distraction Richard Parker gave him helped Pi survive.
I cannot believe how Walt is the one who supports me the most after I tried stealing his Gran Torino. It was a quite night sitting outside with my sister when my cousin’s gang arrived that night. I knew they were going to cause trouble and in less than a minute I got tackled and being forcefully dragged to the car, Luckily Walt was there with a gun or I would have been murdered by my own cousin. He protected us but he still didn’t like us then, we got told to get off his lawn. The following day my family had a party at our house and I sat in the basement in the corner not socializing, I was a quiet kid then an introvert.
Pete convinced Louie to attempt running for his schools track team. Louie trained and rapidly became the fastest runner at his school, breaking countless records. He eventually made it to Berlin, where the 1936 Olympics were being held. Louie ended up winning the race and even shook hands with Adolf Hitler afterward, where Hitler called him “the boy with the fast finish.” After this, Louie was drafted into the Second World War. Before entering the war, Louie attended USC where he befriended James, or “Jimmie” Sasaki.
He had no problem with the man himself, but he just absolutely detested the man’s eye to the point where he must rid him of it. Every night he would creep into the old man’s bedroom and stare at him and particularly his eye. He did this for about a week until one night the man was alerted and jumped up in bed. The narrator stood absolutely still in the dark room until he began to hear a thumping that he believed to be the old man’s heartbeat. It grew increasingly loud and being afraid the neighbours might hear it.
An example of someone who has the characteristics of resilience is a bombardier name Louis (Louie) Zamperini. After Louie’s plane crashed in the middle of the ocean, he and two other survivors had to overcome a series of conflicts before they could make it to safety. Throughout Laura Hillenbrand's book, "Unbroken", Louie’s most important characteristic of resilience that contributed to his survival was his awareness. With his awareness of his surroundings and situation, Louie was able to overcome the conflicts he faced such as shark attacks, dehydration, and starvation. One of the first obstacles that Louie and his friends face while they were stranded in the ocean, was the possibility of a shark attack.
This race quickly went from a race against the other teams to a race against my teammates and myself. I ran faster to widen the gap between Nolan. As the second mile came around, my coach told me again that I was first but then immediately after I heard shouting coming from him Nolan to catch up and stay as a pack. I couldn’t help but notice how tired I was. I thought “Only one more mile, keep your eyes on the prize” My teammate caught up to me.
Another scene is the part when he realizes it was all just a long big dream. After traveling through all the different people he finally ended up at the crime scene. He remembers shooting people in the bank but he realizes he never did. He still has the guns in his pocket, in the same bank, and in Seattle. He started going through his past, explaining the first day of kindergarten, the first time he smoked, ran away, and got drunk.
He often stole from local stores as he often was in trouble with the law. Louie then realized it was time for rehabilitation which consisted of running and running and running. When Louie graduated from high school he went on to attend UCLA and shattered the track record held by his brother. Louie had received a 4:42 mile, while his brother Pete had merely got a 5:03. He later went on to the 1936 olympics where he tied gold in the 5000 meter with another
He often steal things and hind the things in a box in the city and avoid policemen. Actually, Louie has talent in running, his brother Pete Zamperini asked Louie enter in the track and field team. Kingship and Louie 's brother 's encourage changes Louie 's life. Louie went to the Olympic Game and got eighth place. Secondly are friendship and perseverance.
They all take off, I wait with anticipation being the last leg of the race puts a burden on you. I watch, I wait adrenaline rises, heart pounding…my eyes have been visually running the race since we started. I get to the line we are in fourth place, I get handed the baton. I’ am everywhere but there my mind tells me, your parents are here with you. Encouraged, I keep sprinting and sprinting and I don’t stop, the crowd fall silent and how this Hispanic boy just passed everyone up…the last one-hundred meters and I’m dying I use what little I have left to pass the finish line and we finish in