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. In the novel, the author changes the tone throughout the book to add emotion to the story. In the beginning, she uses a depressing tone while also including statistics and the death rates throughout World War II. Hillenbrand says that “...fewer than 30 percent of men whose planes went missing between July 1944 and February 1945 were rescued. Even when the plane’s location was known, only 46 percent of men were saved,” (Hillenbrand 91). She says this to emphasize the major death toll and how very few people were saved. As the book progresses, the author uses inspirational tone as Louie redeems himself through God,as well as highlighting Louie’s “promise thrown at heaven, a promise he had …show more content…
The author uses a limited amount of diction throughout the book, because she wanted to keep the main focus on the character. “A particularly repugnant guard was known as sh*thead,”(210). This example of diction describes how everyone felt about the guard. She uses the diction to give the reader a better thought about what was going on throughout the book. “For the umpteenth time, Louie cursed whoever had stocked the raft,” (164). By using the phrase “umpteenth time”(164), you can tell that Louie has become frustrated, that he is cursing those who he doesn’t know. Even though there is limited diction throughout the book, the author still finds a way to incorporate it throughout the
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The film Unbroken honors Louie Zamperini’s ability to persevere the utmost cruel situations. Unbroken was a fairly accurate representation of Louie Zamperini’s life and his survival during World War II, with only minor alterations such as timing. Overall, the director, Angelina Jolie, was not able to capture every detail accurately, yet the details altered only reinforced Louie Zamperini’s extraordinary story of resilience and perseverance. Angelina Jolie begins the film with Zamperini peeking up the skirts of girls in order to portray his troublesome nature, which was an accurate attribute of his personality that allowed him to withstand the dire circumstances he encountered as a prisoner of war.
In Unbroken, the biography of Louis Zamperini recounts his horrific time spent as a prisoner-of-war in Japan. The book discloses how atrocious the prisoners were treated, and how everyday life occurred. Overall, Unbroken explains the role
Unbroken, a biography on the life of Louis Zamperini written by Laura Hillenbrand illustrates his experience as a POW in Japanese camps during WWII. During his time readers are heartbroken after realizing the disgusting nature of the camps. The treatment and what the guards forced prisoners to do shocked readers as well as how the camps Zamperini were in violated laws and twisted the role that camps were supposed to play during times of war. During WWII POW camps played huge roles in the aspect of war as well as in the lives of the prisoners and their families back home.
In Hillenbrand’s gruesome novel, Louis Zamperini faces the toughest of challenges, some that are purely indescribable and difficult to comprehend for the average human, but his ability to persevere and accomplish the unheard of demonstrates his character’s ability to tackle adversity head on. After a victorious landing on a Japanese island, the men are transferred to POW camps, where they assume they will face their deaths. Both men are taken special interest in, but Zamperini especially because of his Olympic past. Zamperini first meets the “Bird” at a new POW camp and realizes that a real life nightmare has entered his life. Zamperini, anxious and angry, is unsure of how to react, “Louie was on his own.
For instance, “To deny the firefighters and our first responders- these most humble and dedicated servants of New York- the opportunity to honor, at Ground Zero on 9/11, their lost brothers and sisters is atrocious” The word atrocious conveys how the writer feels about the subject. Based on the use of diction, the reader is able to pick out the tone of the piece. This is important because it helps to establish the writer's purpose. It is obvious that the writer uses vivid words to describe the feeling of the piece, making the audience aware of how Burke stands on the
Unbroken is an exceptionally matchless tale that takes the reader on a journey through Lieutenant Louie Zamperini’s engrossing life story. Author Laura Hillenbrand captures every aspect of Zamperini’s life from his early years as a juvenile delinquent, to his advancement as an Olympic runner, and to later on his incarceration in a Japanese camp as a POW. Unbroken has several prevalent themes which are survival, resilience, and redemption. Despite his many hardships Louie remained driven and determined. “If you’re going through hell keep on going” isn’t a direct quote used in Unbroken but it can be attributed to Louie because he was able to withstand all odds and come out unbroken.
“Dignity is as essential to human life as water, food, and oxygen. The stubborn retention of it, even in the face of extreme physical hardship, can hold a man 's soul in his body long past the point when the body should have surrendered it” (Hillenbrand 189). In the novel Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, Louis “Louie” Zamperini goes through several life-threatening experiences. After being a troublemaker as a child, and an Olympic athlete, Louie straps up his boots and becomes a bombardier for the Army Air Corps. After a traumatizing crash and a forty-six day survival at sea, Louie is taken captive by Japanese officials.
Helen Keller once stated, “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of the trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved” (Helen Keller Quotes). In the novel Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, the author visualizes Louie Zamperini’s experiences in the war and what he does to diminish the obstacles that faced him. Through Louie’s conflicts he builds his character from the atrocities he endured. In doing so he grows and develops as a person and learns the value of life.
As Helen Keller once quoted, “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.” Laura Hillenbrand’s Unbroken tells the life story of Louis “Louie” Zamperini. Through his troubles as a child, emerged a strong-willed Olympic runner, who later became a military aviator. He was lost at sea and then captured by the Japanese as a prisoner of war. He endured years of abuse and suffering but still managed to stay true to who he was.
English 1010 was an amazing class, during the period that the class was going on I was able to develop my communication skills and become aware of the world around me and how individuals operate according to what the society wants from them. The English 1010 class helped in developing a new aspect of reasoning, analyzing and drawing adequate conclusion. Furthermore I was to know the kind of informations I can take in and avoid wrong assumptions. Most class assignment were based on distinct formats which was a little difficult for me in the beginning but eventually I was able to follow the procedures which help improve my grades in other classes too. We had a discussion on rhetorical analysis where we analyze the rhetorical strategy used, I
Unbroken is a book that follows the heroic and tragic tale of Louis Zamperini; from when he was an Olympic runner to his time in the U.S. military as a bombardier. Laura Hillenbrand retells his riveting nonfiction tale. Throughout the book Hillenbrand vividly retold Louis life with many enrapturing photos and maps. Laura Hillenbrand expertly recounted the life of Louis Zamperini in this third person account. She wrote this book for an audience of people who are interested in the life of Louis Zamperini and the hardships some bombardiers faced throughout World War 2.
Overcoming Dehumanization “Louie watched the sky and hoped the Americans would come before the Bird killed him” (181). This is one of the many examples of how the way POWs were treated in these camps influenced many lives negatively. Like many other Prisoners of War, Louie Zamperini survived several difficult conditions. He had to resist several attempts of dehumanization. In Unbroken, Laura Hillenbrand uses both internal and external conflict to show that war has profound and varied effects on individuals.
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.
Alice walker uses diction to convey the loss of innocence in this short story. Using diction such as “She struck out at random at chickens she liked” to convey innocence at the beginning of the story. However she starts using different diction towards the end to convey the loss of that innocence. With lines like “The air was damp and silence was close” and “It was then she stepped smack into his eyes” and “It was only when she saw his naked grin that she gave a little yelp of