What Is The Theme Of Unbroken

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In the biography Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, the story of an extraordinary man is unmasked. Louie Zamperini a World War II survivor who inspired others with his utmost resilience and redemption. In the poem If by Rudyard Kipling, it does not depict one individual from a crowd. It can used to represent anyone, who has shown the smallest amount of perseverance despite defeat. All things considered, in both Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand and If by Rudyard Kipling, the themes of sanity, defeat, and self dignity are present. Sanity is the control over one’s body, in which how they think and behave in normal and rational matter. It is extremely arduous to stay calm and hold a good head on your shoulders at all times. It is nearly impossible.…show more content…
Furthermore, achievements are the fuel that powers others to push themselves and set goals. It is the never ending desire to improve. Louie Zamperini spent his whole life training to be a better runner. In other words, the fastest olympic runner in the world. But what is left of someone who has been striped of everything they know and love? In Louie's eyes, the answer is nothing. When he went to war he aspired to show his dedication to his country, although he could have never predicted the outcome that he would soon receive. Throughout Louie’s journey of war, he was deprived of food, dehydrated and constantly abused and tormented. The list is never ending. Louie might had cheated death hand full of times, but when he looked at his body all “he thought, is a dead body breathing” (Hillenbrand 182). He was ashamed of what his body had become, and in a way he had lost his greatest achievement. “Legs that had sprung through a 4;12 mile over bright sande on that last morning on Kualoa were now useless” (Hillenbrand 182). In this moment Louie felt defeated the most, although his journey did not stop there. It gave him motivation. In the poem the narrator says the phrase “watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stoop and build'em up with worn-out tools” (Kipling 15-16). To sum it up, it means that if you can use other peoples’ mistakes or wrong doings to…show more content…
When the poem If by Rudyard Kipling is interpreted, images of a thousands of people can come to mind. The amount is infinite. Although this may be true, Louie Zamperini without a doubt showcases what it is to have true masculinity. Nonetheless to say, Louie has endured some of the most excruciating things imaginable. The war nearly swallowed his soul. True Masculinity was not shown, when survived with just skin and bones. Louie proved himself by rising above all. He pushed himself through dehumanizing effects of war, with the only strength he had left: Faith in
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