Charismatic analysis of Louie Zamperini Louie Zamperini was a prisoner of war in world war two. Louie Zamperini was a fast runner and was going to go to the Olympics. Louie had joined the war against Japan,he was a bombardier. Louie was then captured by japan and was considered a prisoner of war. In the book Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses the life experiences of Louie Zamperini to show the traits of Rebellious and Determined.
“It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself, forgiveness. Forgive everybody” -Maya Angelou(). Louie Zamperini, the main character in the novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, evolves throughout the story and resolves with this idea of forgiveness.Louie faces challenges that range from his stealing tendencies as a young boy to surviving a plane crash during WWII, as well as becoming a POW.When he is rescued Louie isn’t the same man that he was before the war, but he goes through an evolution to become even better than when he started. Through Louie’s development of faith, Hillenbrand shows how he is able to forgive those who caused him extensive suffering. Louie transforms from a broken mess into a peaceful man because of his faith.
By being beaten and enslaved through no fault of his own, this was a very trying time for him. Louie shows his agency by reminding himself constantly that he can be stronger than Watanabe and not bend to his will. He shows this with the quote “All he knew was a single thought: he cannot break me”(Hillenbrand 213). Louie’s rebellious side was also shown in his time in the camps, forming a meeting with other officers to capture and kill Watanabe. He shows his rebellious side against Watanabe as well when he, within the previously mentioned group,
This shows honesty which is another one of the virtues, honesty gets you through a lot of situations and in this case it is getting Conrad through a bad night but also a much needed sit down to clear things up about how he is feeling. Lack of communication is a huge factor in blow ups and a setback in getting better. Communication with yourself is the strongest communicating relationship you should have. Conrad had a strong communicating relationship with himself but not with the people around him. He needed to learn that there are people around him that want to help him.
Like Shrek, I developed resilience when I decided my behaviour was unacceptable and improved my attitude toward life, and learning. Throughout the film, Shrek develops resilience over numerous occasions, one short example is when he protests Lord Farquaad’s commands. Shrek over the course of the film showed great stubbornness; when he misheard a conversation between Fiona and Donkey, this gives him an improper impression. Shrek later realises his mistake, and to the surprise of many, he apologised to Fiona. Shrek showed great strength, and resilience by doing this, as he usually would not.
I know others might feel differently but in this essay I give my reasoning on why I believe that Americans are brave, welcoming, and judgmental. A lot of Americans are very brave. They endure things but tend to not care and still try to be their own individual selves. “ Sitting there, with his eyes almost shut from his beating, making another American flag.” (McCain pg.7) This is a great example of an American who is brave. Even though, he was beaten in an inch of his life for having the flag in his shirt, he still decided that he wanted to have the American flag still close to him while he was imprisoned, so he risked getting another beating and sewed it in his shirt again.
II. Summary of the Main Ideas Unbroken by Lauren Hillenbrand is a World War II story that follows the life of Louie Zamperini and his journey of survival, resilience, and redemption. We meet Louie as a young boy form Torrance, California who comes from Italian immigrants. As a delinquent boy, he’s always in trouble and running into the law. His older brother, Pete, introduces him to track as a distraction from all his criminal past times, and it turns out he was born to run.
I ran it fairly. This is his kite” (page number). Assef and his cronies had Hassan cornered, but instead of giving them what they wanted, Hassan continued to be a great friend to Amir and to fight for fairness. Hassan’s rape also marked a changing point in Amir’s story. Amir continually blames himself for not stepping up and stopping Assef and for everything that happens to Hassan thereafter.
He is also one of the best lawyers is the county. Atticus is the most courageous character because He defended Tom Robinson (a black man) even when he was almost positive they would lose. Atticus is pretty much his own definition of courage, he said that “courage is when you know you’re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and see it through, no matter what”. Atticus went against everyone and defended Tom. Atticus even stayed outside of the jail to help protect him before his trial.
Throughout the novel, Will and Jim are faced with many forms of evil that often test the strength of their friendship and trust in eachother. However once the carnival is introduced, it almost seems that Jim is tearing away from the friendship because of his desire to be older. With this being true, Will still stays friends with Jim and he is still always there to protect him. Because Jim is one of Will’s only friends, it causes him to greatly care about Jim. During the novel, Will is seen many times not only looking out for Jim, but also putting himself in harm’s way in order to keep Jim safe.
For example, when Louie, Phil, and Mac were stranded at sea for forty-six days, he had kept everyone’s spirits and hopes up so they wouldn’t all be overcome with insanity. Louie and his crew had just crashed their B-24D Army Air Force bomber into the Pacific Ocean and the only crew members that had survived were Louie, Phil, and Mac. These three men had made their way onto the inflatable life raft where they had suffered from a lack of food and water, heat stroke, poor hygiene, and just overall terrible conditions. But, to keep everyone’s minds sharp Louie suggested singing songs and to keep talking to each other about anything that would keep their minds off of the current situation that they were in. While the men were on the raft Louie said, “Within a few days of the crash, Louie began peppering the other two with questions on every conceivable subject…They told and retold stories…Phil sang church hymns; Louie taught the other two the lyrics to “White Christmas”(page 152-153).
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.
Unbroken is a biography by Laura Hillenbrand about Louie Zamperini’s entire life. Louie Zamperini is a son of Italian Immigrants that moved to Torrance, California. He starts out as a problem child that would steal, drink and smoke, but he eventually straightens out through sports and became an Olympian later in life. After he went to the Olympics, he gets drafted into World War 2. During that time he was in planes working as the person who drops bombs on their enemies.