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The Themes Of Lone Survivor By Marcus Luttrell

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Lone Survivor is an autobiography, written by Marcus Luttrell. Marcus tells us the story of his childhood, his training to become a navy Seal and his first hand eyewitness account of the disastrous operation RedWing. Operation RedWing was a mission when Seals team 10, including Marcus and his three brothers in arms were assigned the task of hunting down and killing Taliban cell leader Ahmad Shah. During this mission the Navy Seals suffered their worst losses in Seal history since WW2 because about 21 soldiers were killed in action. During this book we see themes of honor, sacrifice and brotherhood.

In this book I like how the afghan civilians in a small village, were prepared to sacrifice their lives in order to help Marcus Luttrell hide
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An quote from this part is when Michael tells Marcus
“You stay alive Marcus. And tell Cindy that I love her”
This quote shows us that Michaels brotherhood with his friends is really strong and he is willing to run up the hill to get a radio signal to send for help, so that there is a chance that his friends will survive, even if it meant that he would be killed. I liked this because Michael was ready to die, if it meant that his brothers in arms could live.

In this novel I got the impression that the Seals felt that they needed to protect their honor, no matter what the cost. This is shown in the novel when the four Seals had the chance to run down the hill and hide, or they could stay and fight till the end and they chose to fight the Taliban head on, trying to take out as many enemy soldiers as they could before they died. And example that shows honor is at the start of the book when Marcus is telling us what it means to be a Navy Seal and says
“I will never quit. My nation expects me to be physically harder and mentally stronger than my enemies. If knocked down I will get back up, every time. I will draw on every remaining ounce of strength to protect my enemies and to accomplish our mission. I am never out of the fight.”
This quote shows us that Marcus is committed to protecting his honor and the Seals reputation until the end because he has been trained to be physically and mentally stronger than his enemies. I thought that
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