Still his greatest challenge was ahead; Mutsuhiro “the Bird” Watanabe. Under his reign Louie would be pushed past his breaking point, humiliated, and beat, but still stay true to himself. “Of all the violent and vile abuses that the Bird had inflicted upon Louie, non had horrified and demoralized him as this did. If anything is going to shatter me, Louie thought, this is it” (Hillenbrand 291). Louie was taken off work duty because his is injured, but begs for a job so he can keep a higher food ration.
In the book, Louie faced another important character in the novel named Mutsuhiro Watanabe. Mutsuhiro Watanabe, also referred to as the Bird, lived as a prison guard for the Japanese. In control of the prisoners inside the camp, the Bird often beat and abused the POWs. Hillenbrand clearly explicated the Bird’s character as vicious and ruthless. The Bird seemed to attack Louie more than he pummeled the other POWs.
One event in which Louie shows his defiance is in childhood, where he is shown as being rebellious, incorrigible, and troublesome. In the book, it says, “to get even with a railcar conductor who wouldn’t stop for him, Louie greased the rails...when a teacher made him stand in a corner for spitballing, he deflated her car with toothpicks.” (pg. 7 ) This shows defiance because Louie never followed the rules and was always seeking revenge, proving that he is defiant.
During World War II, efforts were made to make Japanese- American internees and American POWs in Japan “invisible.” At POW camps, guards tried to deprive the POWs of their dignity. Hillenbrand writes, “On Kwajalein the guards sought to deprive them of something that sustained them even as all else had been lost: dignity.” (Unbroken, 182) In addition to being beaten and starved, the men were deprived of their dignity, “This self-respect and sense of self-worth” (Unbroken, 182) essential for life.
These traits help understand Louie because if you have read or seen the movie then you would know that Louie was always rebellious like when he went outside naked when sick,he was only two years old. He was always determined, when he was in the war he demanded the other P.O.W to hit him instead of someone else getting hurt. Louie Zamperini was and will always will be a hero to the prisoners of war in world war two. He had know that he had to stand
Shin was beaten and always hungry. This was life in Camp 14, one of the worst of all camps. A part of the book that was a big surprise to me would be the disconnect Shin had with his family. Shin was the cause of his mother's and brother's death; but yet he felt no remorse.
Rusty-James is the toughest kid around. In the book “Rumble Fish” by S.E. Hinton, he proves this several times by getting in fights and other trouble. He loves maintaining his tough reputation and hopes he can be just like his big brother, The Motorcycle Boy, until one day everything falls apart. He gets expelled, his girlfriend dumps him, and his brother gets killed. Throughout the story the author uses the literary elements conflict, point of view, and characterization to add drama, suspense,and excitement to the story.
Analysis: This proves that the Triggs did not think about all of the birds and how the Russians could not have poisoned all of them at once. They greatly overestimated humans and underestimated the birds. Follow up: As for Nat, he knew that they birds were a bigger threat. Lead In: Nat, in just a few days, figured out how to outsmart to birds and survive.
But the minute that Perry was no longer with his father, he lost his constant reminder to stay out of trouble. Perry’s past played a major role in his development of becoming a murderer because of the miserable experiences he went through and the troubles he never seemed to
Within days of arriving at the camp Omori, Louie realized his life was about to become worse than he previously thought possible. The Bird had discovered that in his previous life Louie was an olympian and that made him perfect bait. Louie was abused several times by the Bird for no justifiable reason creating an even greater uneasiness in Zamperini’s life. In this passage he describes himself looking for a lion as if he is prey. Lions are considered to be the king of the jungle and Watanabe could be considered king of the camp.
He was once quoted admitting that during this time in his life he began to get addicted to fighting, because he was so good at it. His family noticed that Louie was getting out of control. To help sway Louie away from this bad road his old brother Pete got him into running leading to Louie 's’ turning point in life.
The unit has more combat and more struggles with the Iraqi people. Birdy continued to write letters to his father but he didn’t respond. He wrote to his uncle Richie instead. They talked about how gruesome and mind boggling war was. They could both agree that the hellish experiences they had in their perspective wars had been too much for one person to handle.
They were all the enemy, they were to be destroyed, sir.” (141) However, John never intended to kill the innocent. He saw the same soldiers that he fought with for the past few months brutally massacring the villagers that were trying to flee for their lives. This was the climax of the war for John, he would forever be changed by what he saw in My Lai and would take many months in order to get over what happened.
As Gavin and I were picking up Tamar carefully not injure him even more, our trainer called a timeout. We took our friend over to the sidelines to be inspected by our trainer and a medical aid. As the aid and my trainer were inspecting him, I looked over at the other team. Grinning in our direction, their trainer said something in my small but useful German vocabulary “good job boys.” I gritted my teeth at the other team putting my fist in the air saying, “you will pay.”
The book Always Running, is written by Luis T. Rodriguez. This book is about a certain time of the author’s life story. Luis teenage years were the most difficult because he was involved with gangs and surrounded by negativity, he was constantly running away from the police. Luis Rodriguez’s childhood was filled with humiliation, he was always tortured and beaten by his older brother named Rano. For example, Rano would tie a rope around Luis’s head and play cowboy treating him like a horse, he would also push him off from the roof of the house.