Louie’s older brother, Pete is always responsible and mature. As a boy, Pete was wise beyond his years, guiding Louie out of his youthful rebellion, focusing Louie towards the running careers that would ultimately bring Louie to the 1936 Olympics. During the war, Pete’s unshakable optimism makes him believe that his younger brother is still alive.
Pete Zamperini Quotes in Unbroken
The Unbroken quotes below are all either spoken by Pete Zamperini or refer to Pete Zamperini. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one: Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Random House edition of Unbroken published in 2010.).
Chapter 4 Quotes
Pete Zamperini Character Timeline in Unbroken
The timeline below shows where the character Pete Zamperini appears in Unbroken. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1: The One-Boy Insurgency
...darkness of an August 1929 morning, Louis “Louie” Zamperini, then twelve-years-old, and his older brother Pete watch the German airship, the Graf Zeppelin, pass over their house. The size of two... (full context)
Chapter 2: Run Like Mad
Chapter 4: Plundering Germany
Chapter 6: The Flying Coffin
Chapter 21: Belief
Chapter 25: B-29
Chapter 33: Mother’s Day