One of the most misguided ad campaigns in recent history is
the U.S. Army's creation of the slogan "Army of One."
Because do you know what happens to an army of one? He dies.
The people who survive at war are the ones who work
together, the teams that manage to communicate with each other almost
telepathically and who are teammates on the battlefield and friends in the
barracks. In Unbroken,Louie's friendships aren't just fun—they keep him alive.
Questions About Friendship
Who are Louie's closest friends?
How does Louie's friendship with his crewmates grow during the war? How does it change after the war?
Could the crew of the Super Man be as effective if they weren't friends? Is it possible to have a strong team without friendship?
Would Louie have been able to survive if he hadn't made friends along the way?
Chew on This
Although it may have been easier to deal with loss if Louie <em>didn't </em>form
friendships with his crewmates, they likely wouldn't have survived without
their close bonds.
Having friends enables Louie to keep his memories alive,
both good and bad. They share common good memories, and are able to cope with
the bad ones together.