What does Unbroken  suggest about the capacity of human beings to be kind or cruel -- and about the circumstances that foster kindness and cruelty?

What message does Unbroken convey regarding forgiveness, including the rationale for and the benefits of forgiveness?

Is Louie Zamperini an extraordinary human being or a human being who lived an extraordinary life?

How does Unbroken inform a reader about World War II, and what perspective does the book offer on the war?

What causes Louie to believe in God even after the horrible experiences of his life?

How does Laura Hillenbrand shape the reader’s understanding of Louie’s story? What moves does Hillenbrand make to present the story -- and perhaps to impact the reader’s perception and understanding of Louie’s story?