Unbroken

By: Briana Murphy

Resilience

"Louie had demonstrated that if they were persistent and resourceful, they could catch food, and both he and Phil felt inspired." (Page 143, Unbroken)


"Louie predicted that they'd find land on the forty-seventh day" (Page 171, Unbroken)

Resilience

"He had no ears, no eyelids, and his mouth just a hole in a face of hideously scarred skin drawn taut over a scull topped with hair the color and texture of a dead mouse." (1st Paragraph, World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I)


"But regardless of how rough a time Harry had he never lost his indomitable sense of humor." (9th Paragraph, World War II - Prisoners of War - Stalag Luft I)


Resilience

"When he came to, the Bird forced the men to resume punching him, screaming, 'Next, Next, Next' In Louie's whirling mind, the voice began to sound like the trampling of feet." (Page 290, Unbroken)



Redemption

"When I saw them and ran up to my parents, my family, I just felt like I had come back alive. you know, I had been dead and I came back alive." (4th Paragraph, Finally, The Ordeal Is Over)


"At Sugamo prison, he confronted many of his old guards and confounded them with absolution." (8th Paragraph, Finally, The Ordeal Is Over)


"But when I leave here today, believe me, I will look back, and I will never forget." (15th Paragraph, Finally, The Ordeal Is Over)

Redemption

"'That's it,' said Graham. 'God has spoken to you. You come on'". (Page 375 Unbroken)


"At that moment, something shifted sweetly inside him. It was forgiveness, beautiful and effortless and complete. For Louie Zamperini, the war was over." (Page 379 Unbroken)