Study Guide

Unbroken Chapter 30

By Laura Hillenbrand

Chapter 30

The Boiling City

  • Louie's job as pig man is over, but the Bird continues to torture him.
  • He puts him in charge of a goat, saying, "Goat die, you die" (4.30.4).
  • Surprising no one, the goat dies.
  • Louie is ordered to hold a six-foot-long wooden beam over his head, and a guard is told to whack Louie with his gun if he drops his arms.
  • Louie is only jabbed once, and manages to hold the beam up for thirty-seven minutes.
  • This just angers the Bird more, and he runs toward him and beats the snot out of him.
  • The Bird continues torturing Louie, saying he's going to kill him.
  • So the men renew their plans to kill the Bird, and he gets paranoid.