Unbroken Quotes

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Unbroken is a biography about World War II veteran Louis Zamperini, who was a former olympic track runner who survived a plane crash in the pacific ocean. Spent up to 47 days drifting in the ocean.However that wasn’t even close to how long he spent as a prisoner of war in three Japanese camps. Louis had an interesting , and suspenseful life, but he managed to survive which is the surprising part of it all. This book gave us an insight into Louis Zamperini’s life about how belief is the most powerful, if not essential part of growing and overcoming crisis. Louis’s experience with the war nearly ended his life, and caused him to question humanity, but his perseverance was much stronger than any crisis. Unbroken starts off by telling us about a young italian named Louie who grew up in poverty and managed to be on the wrong side of the law. His older brother Pete forced Louie to join the track and field team which lead him to the olympics. He planned to join the olympic team again until WWII started and Louie decided to join the air force instead. During his time in the air force he and his crew were on call to …show more content…

Quotes that represent the war in a horrible light are “ Life was cheap in the war.”( chapter 8 page 83) “ But on Kwajalein, the guards sought to deprive them of something that had sustained them even as all else had been lost: dignity. This self-respect and sense of self-worth, the innermost armament of the soul, lies at the heart of humanness.”( chapter 18) and lastly “ At the moment something shifted, sweetly inside him. it was forgiveness...The war was over.”( chapter 19) . The war was a big turning point in Lewis's life, and it was also a big event in history . The author wanted to highlight how Louis and his crewmates were treated in the war, and how he managed to survive with all that was going around him

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