Essay on Love And Crime : Bonnie And Clyde

859 Words Oct 31st, 2016 4 Pages
How could one of the most notorious crime-couples be the example of true love? Contradictions aside, Bonnie and Clyde is a well-known biographical-romance story that depicts the lives of Bonnie and Clyde and their various robberies and outrageous adoration for one another. At a young age, Bonnie and Clyde met and fell in love instantly. Fascinated with delinquency, they proceeded to live out a life of crime, committing robberies and numerous acts of murder. Alas, their crime-spree and romantics came to a halt when law enforcement ambushed them, resulting in the gory deaths of Bonnie and Clyde. Consequently, the story of Bonnie and Clyde is not for the faint of heart and is especially not for “happily ever after” supporters, as their story, is one of love and crime that ultimately causes a tragic ending for them both. However, Bonnie and Clyde, to an extent, follow familiar formula characterized by classic romance and relies on similar assumptions. Thus, this romance film does manifest supporting and departing evidence that may contradict or correspond to the traditional analyses of archetypical romantic love stories.

“Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, and love is a war; love is growing up.” - James Baldwin. Thus, there are differences and contrasts between fantasy and reality, which in turn create distinction from traditional romance and peculiar, yet an accurate depiction of romance. Both, however, share similar…

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