Study Guide

Unbroken Chapter 35

By Laura Hillenbrand

Chapter 35

Coming Undone

  • In late 1946, Louie and Cynthia meet Phil and Cecy and Fred Garrett for dinner.
  • Unfortunately, Fred starts screaming hysterically when the waiter brings them a plate of white rice (he really wanted brown).
  • Louie, too, is suffering from flashbacks and PTSD, in a time before "PTSD" is a term.
  • He also has trouble finding a regular career.
  • His training for the Olympics fails when he exacerbates his ankle injury.
  • His solution is just to drink more and more, and he becomes obsessed with the idea of going to Japan and hunting down and killing the Bird.