This book follows his incredible story battling starvation and abuse in Prisoner of War camps (POW). The suffering he went through ultimately led him to his newfound faith. During Louie 's time on the life raft and in the POW camps he suffered an unbelievable amount of pain and desperation, but out of that suffering came faith. Louie was an Olympic runner one day and the next he was drafted into the war. Louie endured an unimaginable amount of pain while
Unbroken Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Unbroken, wrote the book about Louis Zamperini’s fight to survive though tortured, beaten, and a barrage of gunfire. After surviving a plane crash in the middle of the ocean, where he spent forty-seven days slowly dying of intense hunger and thirst, the book shows Louis Zamperini’s quick wit and will to survive despite being tormented as a Japanese POW (prisoner of war). The author uses rhetorical devices such as syntax, diction, imagery, and tone to amplify certain moments, Hillenbrand uses imagery to convey the scene and appeal to the reader’s senses and uses precise diction to elaborate on certain scenarios. She uses tone to convey the characters’ attitudes and to give the feel of certain moment.
After a traumatizing crash and a forty-six day survival at sea, Louie is taken captive by Japanese officials. Shortly after being captured, Zamperini is taken to a POW camp where he is abused physically and mentally. Throughout the novel the readers learn that the hardships of war effect Louie, causing the loss of his dignity. After Louie was captured by the Japanese, he was taken to a POW camp ,Ofuna, they began to deprive Louie of human essentials such as food and water. To make matters worse, they started to conduct experiments on him and his comrade Phil, “The doctor pushed more solution into his vein, and the spinning worsened.
These are comradeship, dignity and ingenuity. Solzhenitsyn shows this primarily by illustrating people who are degrading under camp life as people who haven 't obtained these three extra needs. Shukhov, the protagonist, demonstrates all these traits. Firstly, the reason why these three extra needs have to be gained and maintained are because the aim of the Gulag system is to dehumanise it’s prisoners, and often this results in their death. The camp exhibits back-breaking labour and condemned mental freedom to restrict liberty, independence and serenity, ultimately to create senseless slaves.
He never financially hurt individuals, but simply businesses that could easily recover. Abagnale felt guilty for his crimes as a youth and wished that he did not have to complete them. However, Abagnale was pushed into the life of crime and had no other choice. Abagnale was never seeking to financially or mentally hurt others, but was simply taking advantage of opportunities, as well as doing everything he could to live. It is important for everyone in the world to know that Frank Abagnale is a kind hearted person that should never be viewed as an overall negative individual.
The novel Lord of the Flies, written by William Golding features a recurring theme of savagery against civilization. But what exposes this theme are mainly the principle characters such as Ralph, Jack, and Piggy, which have an influence on the rest of the group in the story. And what is perceptible as the plot thickens, is that many peculiar aspects give us signs that savagery is manifesting into each one of the boys’ lives. These aspects are the increase in Ralph’s frustration and anguish with the group, Jack’s representation of savagery and the symbols which gain power to convey its manifestation. Firstly, in chapters four and five, Ralph experiences an increased frustration when the boys, who he is trying to lead in a civilized manner,
This is one of the clearest demonstrations that the men know what they are doing is a crime of the highest degree, yet they still continue to do it. The men do not shy away from killing because they realize that the burden of it will just fall upon another man’s shoulders
By showing how Louis Zamperini suffers as a prisoner of war and his struggles after returning home, readers are able to see how faith can completely transform someone. Through countless trials of abuse and humiliation, Louie finds himself understanding the cruel extent of human suffering and how difficult it can be to escape from that suffering. “From the moment that Watanabe locked eyes with Louie Zamperini, an officer, a famous Olympian, and a man for whom defiance was second nature, no man obsessed him more” (Hillenbrand 244). This odd infatuation with Louie would soon cause hell on Earth for Louie, leaving him open to furious beatings and constant fear. Watanabe, or the Bird, would push Louie to extreme limits, depriving him physically and slowly shattering his mentality.
The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorne utilizes the scarlet letter as a symbol of punishment for Hester Prynne's sin and the ability of redemption. The scarlet "A" has many different meanings that can help and hinder the overall message. Firstly, the scarlet letter on Hester's garments symbolizes Hester's adultery and her sin in the Puritan Community, but she embroiders it with gold thread to show the possibility for beauty to emerge from her sin. She wears the letter constantly as punishment and a reminder for her sin. As the novel progresses, the letter turns Hester into an advocate for Puritan Society, because she becomes more involved in the community.
He wasn’t sure what was wrong with it but it looked rabid and was going towards his children. He took action and shot it before it could do any harm. He is also a very genuine character. It says many times that one of the things that sets him apart from the rest is that he is the same inside and outside the house. This means that he acts the same no matter the situation; he will always do what he thinks is right and necessary.
Levitt and Dubner start right off the bat using a rhetorical strategy called appeal to pity by very vividly listing the things the Ku Klux Klan did to their victims. This strategy makes us think about how terrible those the things they did are now and how it would be front page news if any of those things happened to any person nowadays. Once our emotions are conjured up and in tune, us as readers are more likely to agree with what the authors have to say. If Levitt and Dubner did not want us to
Winston’s capitulation was the result of extreme physical and mental torture. He was beaten, starved, and tortured by O’Brien. Eventually, he admitted to things he didn’t even do as well as becoming a true believer in Big Brother. First, he was interrogated endlessly to confess his crimes, even if he did not do them. Then, he was taken to a room where there was no darkness and strapped to a machine.
In the end there were less than half of the original inmates left, and one of the stand-by inmates had gone on a full blown food strike, and was severely reprimanded for it. The guards posed the other inmates against him and made him look as if he was the bad guy. Guards started to make his cell mates force and mock him in order to get him to eat. This tactic was to no avail, so they ended up putting him “in the hole” for three hours, even though the established limit was only one hour. It is completely understandable why the men that played the inmates were so enraged, there were established rules that were by no means followed throughout the experiment.
Then, he was captured by Japan and sent in to many POW camps and was thoroughly interrogated. He just like many other POWs didn’t budge, and was beaten for it. Also, after the war had ended and he was sent home, he had suffered from post traumatic stress disorder.
In the novel, Unbroken, author Laura Hillenbrand did an excellent job displaying main character, Louie Zamperini 's’ resilience throughout the story as he was a prisoner of war. In short, Louie had an amazing trait of being able to take a unfortunate situation and turn it around to success. Whether it was his troublemaking school years, stressful running career, or trauma from the war he always came out on top. Starting the novel, Louie is described as quite the rascal. He was constantly getting in fights and not doing well in school.