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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The American religious leader and author Thomas Monson once said, “Good timber does not come with ease. The stronger the wind, the stronger the trees”. In Laura Hillenbrand’s nonfiction book Unbroken, the eager Louis Zamperini put Monson’s words into action when, against all odds, he turned his life around and becoming not only one of the greatest track athletes but also a survivor of Japanese POW camps during World War II. It was Louie’s eagerness to become stronger than he had thought possible that lead Hillenbrand to share his remarkable story.
Unbroken: A World of untold hatred “We owe our World War II veterans - and all our veterans - a debt we can never fully repay.” Doc Hastings. The day that Green hornet went down over the Atlantic, was the day that Louis Zamperini’s life was changed forever. Zamperini began his life with stealing and being a rascal from his neighbors. His brother Pete was everything that Louis wanted to be.
Author Hillenbrand felt it ironic that she was writing about Louie and physical paragons while being incapacitated herself. She felt it was wonderful being there alongside Louie as he was breaking NCAA mile records. Through dizziness and disorientation, she managed to write Unbroken which is about World War II bombardier Louis Zamperini, who was captured
World War II was a horrifying time when some people didn’t even have a choice to join in or not. When Louie was young he ran so fast and broke all his high school track records and was training for the four minute mile in the olympics. He was then drafted into war and his aircraft gets taken down twice, the 2nd time trapping him and his crew in the ocean. He is captured by Japan where he is forced to do labor and is beaten. Unbroken shows just how we can just remember what happened and stay strong in any situation.
The book unbroken is about a man named louie zamperini. It talks about the horrors he faced during and after the war such as ptsd, torture, starvation and meny more. In this essay i will talk about the 3 most important traits that led to him forgive his former captors. As well as the one who tortured him the most during his time being a POW and and in his nightmares. The 3 most important traits that led him to forgive them were bravery, determination, and his motivation.
In the books “Ender’s Game” and “Unbroken” there are many themes, some being of games, others of survival and suffering. However one theme that can be found in both novels is that of the strong impact of war, both during and after it happens. In “Unbroken”, Louis Zamperini created a timeless story with his courage and will to survive through both his tribulations in war and throughout his everyday life. His story includes everything from a childhood full of mischief to an eventual trip to the Olympics.
Though WWII ended in 1945, countless American war veterans were still torn with mental illnesses, and over 40% of all enlisted men during the war were discharged because of traumatic psychiatric conditions. The story of Unbroken speaks about the life of a man named Louis Zamperini, an American olympic athlete in long distance running, who eventually was captured as a POW by the Japanese in the pacific front of WWII. This story, in both a novel and movie, defines years of trauma and suffering overcome by perseverance and determination. Throughout the story, the theme of suffering is displayed as the undergoing of extreme pain and hardship, whether it be mentally or physically. Suffering and trauma are commonly recurring themes in literature
Ong Ren Yeu Mr. Adriel Wong ENL 101 29 March 2016 The Story Of Survival In “Unbroken” Unbroken is a story of survival of a USA Olympian during the World War II and the process of redemption from Louie the main character in the movie Unbroken. In fact, Unbroken was written by Laura Hillenbrand and has spent more than four years on the New York Times best seller list. In the movie, we see Louie survive crash landings, shark attacks, Japanese POW (prisoner of war) camps, and PTSD (Post-traumatic stress disorder) with a little luck and strong personal strength.
His image of his beloved and his thoughts about his loved ones could not be touched by anything. Lastly, the book "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand tells the story of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic runner who was taken prisoner by the Japanese during World War II. Zamperini survived two and a half years of brutal captivity and torture by
Unbroken The author wrote this story to inform the reader of the life of Louis Zamperini, while also telling the story in an entertaining way. Hillenbrand demonstrated the main idea throughout the book by using rhetorical devices such as diction, syntax, imagery, and tone. Hillenbrand’s use of these rhetorical devices contribute to the book Unbroken by emphasizing the main character, Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s, life before, during, and after becoming a prisoner of war.
Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, is a nonfiction novel that recounts the life of Louis Zamperini, who was a former Olympic athlete and World War II veteran, who survived being out at sea for 47 days and imprisoned in multiple Japanese war camps. Through his story of immense torture on his body and mind, Louis’ experience is an inspiring story of resilience, perseverance, and survival against tremendous odds. The author's main claim in Unbroken is that the human spirit can overcome the most unimaginable circumstances, and that a strong will to persevere and survive, can triumph over many hardships. Throughout the book, the author provides several examples of perseverance and will to survive.
War and its affinities have various emotional effects on different individuals, whether facing adversity within the war or when experiencing the psychological aftermath. Some people cave under the pressure when put in a situation where there is minimal hope or optimism. Two characters that experience
Unbroken is an exhilarating book. The journey continues with Louie Zamperini, an Olympic track athlete and soldier in the air force. Where he goes into battle and is as scared as a toddler on Halloween night. ☺ Louie’s plane went down. Louie and his friend, Captain Russell Allen Phillips survived on the raft for 47 days before getting captured by the Japanese.
Unbroken centers around a soldier named Louie Zamperini. Louie is on the American side fighting for peace in the South Pacific against the Japanese during WW2. Louie was a lieutenant in the U.S Air Force ,and served as a crewmember on the Green Hornet(B-24) Louie functioned as a bombardier who took pride in his duty. He was a true patriot.