Short Essay On Unbroken By Laura Hillenbrand

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Author and adventurer Edward Michael Grylls once said “Survival can be summed up in in three words- never give up. That’s the heart of it really. Just keep trying.” In the book, Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand, Louie Zamperini’s life is documented. He as a young boy was ornery and misbehaved frequently. His eldest brother directs him into running; which taught Louie discipline and strength. After a failed attempt at winning the Olympics, Louie joined the Army Air Corps where he was shoved into difficult situations. Louie overcame difficulties of POW camp and even overcame multiple situations that looked like death was the only answer. With Louie Zamperini’s will to live, he found a way to survive through all the hell he was put through as a POW. …show more content…
After the crash of the designated B-24 of Louie and his crew, the only survivors had been Louie, Phil, and Mac. They were stranded in the ocean, headed for Japanese territory. Louie though, was inventive, “But two good things came from the strafing. Looking at the dead raft, Louie thought of a use for it” (Hillenbrand 166). Louie did not just give up when he lost the second raft, his survival mode kicked in and he became resourceful. Louie never backed down from anything while in POW camp, he was once even ordered to race a Japanese runner, “Louie looked ahead at the Japanese runner and realized he had it within himself to win” (Hillenbrand 216). After being weakened by starvation and beaten by officers, Louie still had the will to win a race against a healthy runner. Being put through what Louie endured, would break most men, but he had the strength to push through