By Marcus Luttrell / Maddie Huntington Hinkle block 2
- Marcus Luttrell - protagonist/ Marcus is an extremely strong man mentally and physically. He was 6'5 and weighed approximately 200 pounds. Obviously he was not a small man. Marcus believes in Jesus Christ. He also thinks "all Taliban terrorists deserve a bullet in the head." He is a kind and gentle man that believes in hard justice and the protection of his country. In the book he says, "Sometimes a good man has to do a bad thing for a good outcome."
- Muhammad Gulab- supporting character\ He is a very religious man. His religious code helped in his choice to take Marcus in, tend to his wounds, and to protect him in dire situations. Muhammad is about 40 years old and built reasonably small compared to Marcus. He is completely against the Taliban ways of life. His decision to take Marcus in saved his life and if he hadn't there would be no Lone Survivor.
- Matt Axelson aka Axe - supporting character\ Matt and Marcus were best friends they shared the same beliefs about the Taliban. He was a fearless leader and would and did die for his country and friends. In the book Marcus carried Axe almost a mile before he died in his arms. Before his sad depart he said to tell his wife he loved her. That showed that he loved his wife and was sad to leave her. He was also a devoted Christian. " He often prayed before missions", said Marcus. Axe is dearly missed.
A Few of the Lone Survivor Characters
First, in the early part of their mission the team of SEALs was discovered by goat herders. The discovery gave the team a sense that the mission was 'cursed', destined to fail. They talked through their options, trying to pick the best of constantly bad options. Even though their options were bad, they had each other and were steadfast in their belief of fighting for a good cause, their country.
Another form of symbolism was found during the worst of their ordeal. As the team was forced back by heavy fighting on several occasions, they would fall down steep mountain ledges. These falls were rough and the men suffered broken bones and severe cuts as they tumbled down. But after each fall, Marcus would find his gun near where he landed. Even he noted the symbolism by stating 'God is looking out for me'. This repeatedly gave Marcus hope that he could continue to fight and get out of this bad situation. Even with his injuries and everything going wrong, it helped give him the will to never give up.