Our Unbroken Theme:)
By: Trey Grizzle, Courtney Carr, Isaac keller
"In Life Threatening Situations Drastic Measures are Taken To Survive."
Example from text one-
"The men surfaced. The bomber had overshot them and was now to the east, moving away. Two sharks were nosing around. The men had to get out of the water immediately. Clinging to the side of Louie and Mac's raft, Phil was completely done in. The leap into the water had taken everything that was left in him" (154).
Example from text two-
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Example from text four-
The men surfaced. The bomber had overshot them and was now to the east, moving away. Two sharks were nosing around. The men had to get out of the water immediately.
Clinging to the side of Louie and Mac's raft, Phil was completely done in. The leap into the water had taken everything that was left in him."(154)--
Example from text five-
Survival by Iris Tennent
Fly high bird, fly high (a)
away from man's lead death. (b)
Your feathers scorched from bullets, (c)
as you gasp your last breath. (b)
Run fox run, (a)
your freedom depends on your speed, (b)
as the hunters close in, they do not care how you bleed. (b)
Burrow, rabbit, burrow (a)
dig as deep as you can. (b)
The small beady eyes (c)
and ferrets teeth, (d)
you cannot hide from man. (b)
Swim, whale, swim (a)
away from the sharp harpoon, (b)
no peace for you (c)
until the water is stained red (d)
instead of blue. (b)
They call it sport, (a)
but to an animal, or bird (b)
trying to survive. (c)
Life is hard enough, just to live. (d)
Im Only Human Song
I Shouldnt Be Alive
Story of Cross-country skiing decision
But rather than calling it a stupid idea, I gently suggested that we might as well go with a sure thing and take the trail. And then they surprised me again by getting really vocal and insistent -- they really wanted to head straight back to the car by what they thought was the shortest path. Things were getting awkward now, cause I could tell they were tired, and sore, and just about fed up. They kept insisting that we'd be fine and it was stupid not to do it. Finally I had enough and said that we were not going to head back through the bush; we were taking the trail back, we were going to be at the vehicle by dark and we would be in the showers and having some drinks shortly after that. Now, I am not usually a take charge kind of guy when it comes to group decisions, but I just had a really bad feeling when I contemplated doing what they suggested. So in the end we took the trail back. It was no better on the way back -- twisting and turning and full of little dips and rises but just like always, the return trip went by a lot faster than the trip out, and we made it back just before dark. But during those two hours of skiing back, I would think about the "What Ifs." What if we were two miles to the East of this trail right now, out in the bush, turned around in some dim little valley and heading in the wrong direction? What if kept trying to guesstimate our way toward the vehicle, getting further and further off line and running out of energy to the point where we couldn't go on. What if we had to spend the night outside?
Although this story is a little less intense than the others it does support our theme by showing how this man stepped up and made a decision to survive.
Song I Will Survive.
To my surprise
And it shook my heart
Blew my mind
I've had to cry so many nights
I've had to hold on for my life
But all I can say now is that I survived
I survived, I survived, I survived
I survived, I survived, I survived
Oh, Lord I had a lot on me
Truth be told, it almost broke me
But I'm so glad
I survived, I survived, I survived now
Now hurt and pain were sometimes my company
Separated from those, then I suppose
I didn't have no guarantees
But one thing, I knew for sure was
I've had my share of ups and downs
I made it even though
This part of the song Mary Mary Survive shows the relation between the theme by stating “But all i can say now is that i survived” not only that but it states numerous times “ I will survive” and “ I survived” this directly relating to our theme considering our them states when in life threatening situations drastic measures are necessary to survive. It relates by also stating “ Now hurt and pain were sometimes my company” this showing the drastic measures that were taken to “Survive”.
this picture represents our theme because it supports the fact to do “ Whatever It Takes” or in other words what is Necessary to survive.
The True Story Of Aron Ralston
As he realizes his efforts to chip away at the boulder are futile, he begins to attempt to cut into his arm, but finds his knife too blunt to break his skin. He then stabs his arm, but realizes he will not be able to cut through the bone. He finds himself out of water and is forced to drink his own urine. His video logs become more and more desperate as he feels himself dying. He begins dreaming about relationships and past experiences, including a former lover (Clémence Poésy), family (Lizzy Caplan, Treat Williams, Kate Burton), and the two hikers he met before his accident. After reflecting upon his life, he comes to the realization that everything he has done has led him to this ordeal, and that he was destined to die alone in the canyon.
Man drinks Urine
Man Vs. Wild Drinks his own Urine
Bear Grylls had to do what was necessary to survive. Connecting directly to our theme by showing that in life threatening situation in his case dehydration he had to do what was necessary to keep living.
Hillenbrand, Laura. Unbroken: A World War II Story Of Survival, Resilience, And Redemption. New York : Random House, 2010. Print.