Laura Hillenbrand

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  • Book Reports On Unbroken

    The three-time U.S. track and field Olympian, Gail Devers once stated, “Sometimes we fall, sometimes we stumble, but we can’t stay down. We can’t allow life to beat us down. Everything happens for a reason, and it builds character in us, and it tells us what we are about and how strong we really are when we didn’t think we could be that strong.” In the nonfiction book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the courageous Louis Zamperini emulated with Devers words when, even in times of hopelessness and doubt, he survived a World War II bomber plane crash into the great Pacific, where he was left and considered dead for 47 days. To say the least, Louie’s resilient and courageous personality kept him alive and sane throughout the dire situations…

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  • Unbroken Research Paper

    “Be strong. Live honorably and with dignity. When you don’t think you can hold on.”(James Frey). In the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, Louie faces many obstacles that he overcomes. Louie had a rough start to his life. At a young age, Louie was drinking and smoking, but he got better when he started training with his brother Pete for the Olympics. Louie went back downhill again when he went to war. He suffered as a POW in the war. Louie thought almost for sure he was not going to make it.…

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  • Laura Hillenbrand's Unbroken

    of this book written by Laura Hillenbrand. The summary of the book is about the unpredictable, wild, and inspiring story of a young boy who did nothing but get in trouble, and remarkably ends up having one of the most talked about and interesting war stories of all time. Laura Hillenbrand is the author of this incredible book. She is very well known for her book Seabiscuit that she wrote ten years before Unbroken. During her research for the book Seabiscuit she came across a newspaper clipping…

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  • Discrimination In Unbroken, By Laura Hillenbrand

    Within the book Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, focuses on the life of Louie Zamperini. The first six chapters revolve around the upbringing of Louie. It describes him as a very rebellious young man who did not know when to stop. Louie’s life is very different from that of my own not only because of the upbringing that he went through by having a poor family but also in the ways that we both act. While Louie can be described as rebellious and defiant, my own life can be described completely…

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  • Analysis Of Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

    Unbroken is a story by Laura Hillenbrand about an extraordinarily brave and courageous man by the name of Louie Zamperini. Throughout the story he endeavors many inhumane hardships and challenges. Louie is in fact, unbroken. He did not give up regardless of how difficult the issue was he was fighting through. There are thousands of people, all over the world, who have incredible survivor stories similar to Louie’s. These stories vary from abuse of any sort to war stories identical to Louie’s.…

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  • Resilience In Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

    Knowing when something is wrong, is different than, accepting when something is wrong, and that is exactly what was happening in "Unbroken" by Laura Hillenbrand. The three main characters, Louie, Mac, and Phil, are struggling against not only survival, because Louie's plane crashed into the Pacific Ocean, but also being aware that they are in a crisis. Awareness as said in "What is Resilience" by Kendra Cherry is "when resilient people are aware of the situation, their own emotional reactions…

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  • Free Dress By Laura Hillenbrand

    Laura Hillenbrand wrote the book UNBROKEN Louie who is the main character was a mischievous boy who eventually grew up into a more fuller person by going through WWII. Louie became an Olympian who was drafted to WWII became part of a pilot crew, crashed into the Pacific Ocean kidnapped by the Japanese he was eventually free got married struggled and became happy at last. Ironically war gives Louie the gift of maturity. According to Carolyn Kellogg “Zamperini was a tough kid, smoking, stealing,…

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  • Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand: A Literary Analysis

    War veterans are highly respected in our society for their patriotism, contribution to the nation, and protection of homeland. They are also deeply honored for enduring the terrifying experience on the battlefield in order to protect our home from invasion. The famous Olympic athlete, Louis Zamperini is a WWII veteran who gave up his career because of the outbreak of war. His miraculous survival of the war is composed into an inspiring story by Laura Hillenbrand. In Unbroken by Laura…

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  • Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand: Novel Analysis

    timeless quality about the cause and events.” The novel Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand is a New York Times bestseller that tells an inspiring story of a young soldier in World War Two, Louis Zamperini. Unbroken exhibits the “timeless quality” that Capote deemed as essential to a nonfiction novel by providing statistics, a remarkable journey, and explaining the effects of World War Two. In order for a novel to be timeless it needs…

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  • Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand: Character Analysis

    Awareness in resilience means to be aware of the situation one is currently in, one’s own reactions and the behavior of others. In Unbroken, written by Laura Hillenbrand, the main character, Louie, was faced with starvation and becoming mentally insane. Because of Louie’s awareness, he prolonged three lives (including his own), broke a record of being stranded at sea and created inspiration for people all over the United States. When one is stranded at sea, starvation is a huge dilemma they…

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