Freedom Of Speech And Freedom In Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

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Louie Zamperini’s life was documented in the book Unbroken which was written by Laura Hillenbrand. It goes onto explain how Louie Silvie Zamperini was born on January 26, 1917 to Italian immigrants in Olean, New York at eleven and a half pounds he had black hair as coarse as barbed wire. His parents Anthony and Louise got married when she was sixteen and had Louie was she was eighteen. They lived in an apartment where only Italian was spoke and they called their boys Toots. As Louie became a child and teen he became a trouble maker. At age five he started smoking by picking up cigarette buds and smoking them and by age eight he began drinking. One night he hid under the table and snatched glasses of wine and drank them all dry. Louie who idolized …show more content…
But one characteristic that Americans to this day usually take for granted is freedom. But the freedoms that are very much taken for granted today are the freedom of speech and press and the right to bear arms. The freedoms of speech and press and the right to bear arms are just two of the freedoms that we as American’s have to use at out disposal. Just like with Louie, Freedom for Americans is different for everyone as everyone has their own definition of what freedom is. The reason that Freedom is different is because everyone has their own ideas of what they think Freedom is. Freedom of press and speech along with the freedom to bears are two of the most important types of freedom that there are. There are also other types of freedoms that are important for other people, but they have their reasons for believing in those freedoms. Louie was exercising his freedom to bear arms by joining the military to protect our nation’s freedoms during acts of war and protecting his right of speech and press by running on the track team at the US Olympics in Germany in 1936 by doing interviews and letting the newspaper run a story about what happened during the …show more content…
But then Louie was asked to go onto Tokyo air and allowed to get a message out to his family and he did. In the message he talks about how is fine and in good health and spirits even though he is in a POW war camp (256). Then the radio calls his back but this time they try to get him to read a message that was already written but he refused to read it, the message went on to talk about how Louie was alive and healthy and talks about what happened when he disappeared. The radio is a lot like Center for Media & Public. Freeing the Presses: The First Amendment in Action. It explains how just like how a radio transmits news in a fast hurry so does mass media. With mass media like the internet you can send anything fast with just a click of a button and just like a radio when you talk into it, it can send your voice over miles and miles away to deliver messages just as fast as the

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