Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption Topics for Discussion

Laura Hillenbrand
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The subtitle of Unbroken calls it a story in part of "redemption." how does Louis find redemption? From what is he redeemed?

How does Watanabe account for his behavior during the war? Can he be excused for his actions?

How does the author try to balance her descriptions of the horrors of the Japanese prison camps? Is there anything positive that can be said about the experiences there?

Hillenbrand connects Louis' experience to similar ones by other prisoners of war. Is his story special? Why or why not?

How does Louis' attitude toward religion change as described by the author. What makes it change?

What is the impact of Louis disappearance on his family? How are other families affected?

Discuss the theme of forgiveness in Unbroken. How does Louis find he is able to forgive his captors? Should he?

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