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    Everyone has heard of the triple crown, it is one of the highest and most prestigious awards in horse racing, it was typically understood that the receiving horse was the best horse. Seabiscuit was the horse to change that belief. Many years after his victory over the Triple Crown recipient, the movie, Seabiscuit, was made to depict the life and racing career of a special horse. It also renders a surreal image of the team that raced along with the undersized contender. It is an inspirational film about the success of an underdog horse with an underdog team, is based on a true story of redemption and understanding. Although the film includes some elements of fiction, it is mostly accurate, particularly regarding character traits, racing statistics and portrayal of historical events. Many of the inaccuracies surrounded the two main characters,…

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    Seabiscuit Thesis

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    There was a time when America was at its lowest point, like Seabiscuit. However, due to certain changes, America rose to the top, and Seabiscuit became one of the most famous racehorses. The book, Seabiscuit: An American Legend, written by Lauren Hillenbrand, paralleled to the heights and bottoms of American history. As America was once weak and powerless, Seabiscuit presented the same characteristics within the book. Later, America had its turning point and became united and powerful, as well…

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    When reviewing the book Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption its hard to find anything bad to say. The book was so thrilling and enjoyable that I could see a person having a hard time putting it down. Louie Zamperini is the main character 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…

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    Book Reports On Unbroken

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    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…

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    Unbroken Research Paper

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    “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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    Seabiscuit Symbolism

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    everyone in this story. [It’s about] triumph over hardship- that’s the journey toward the American dream” (“Seabiscuit”). That was a quote form Laura Hillenbrand, the author of Seabiscuit, an American Legend, a New York Times best-seller. The American dream is the ideal that every US citizens should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative. An influential character in American history who embodied this concept was Seabiscuit:…

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    Seabiscuit Analysis

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    history there have been many stories of the little guy beating the odds. There are the famous stories such as David and Goliath, or The Tortoise and the Hare, that we pass on through generations. In all these stories of improbable victory the story of Seabiscuit rises above the rest in American culture. In Laura Hillenbrand's book an awkward, and stubborn horse named Seabiscuit becomes an unlikely hero as he is trained by an even more unlikely team of men and they rise to horse racing stardom.…

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    Sometimes, in sports or in life in general, there are favorites and underdogs. There is a general consensus that the favorite team or player will win but sometimes it`s the underdog that wins and receives all the honor related with that win. This is very similar to what I read about Seabiscuit and what I watched in the video of Jason McElwain. Some people have the ability to transcend their underdog status (ie. Red from Seabiscuit and Jason) and create something very special. In both cases,…

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    Seabiscuit Vs Braddock

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    scarce, being hungry all the time wasn’t uncommon. During these hard times, citizens turned toward public figures to help relieve stress and have something to be hopeful about. Two of these influential figures happened to be James J. Braddock and Seabiscuit, the racehorse. James Braddock- a famous boxer, and Seabiscuit- an unbroken racehorse the size of a colt, had many similarities in their everyday lives. By watching the movies based on their true stories we can compare and contrast them, also…

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    Seabiscuit: Under Dog

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    In this text I will talk about the term Under dog. When you are an under dog people underestimate you because they don’t think you are able to win because you don’t prove yourself.The story of Seabiscuit is the perfect example for an Under dog who surprises a lot of people. At the beginning of this story, Seabiscuit is injured and Tom buys it because he saw something special in his eyes. He transcended his under dog tag at the beginning because he came close to beating Rosemont. This was a…

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