The Mafia Essay

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There is this game called “Mafia” that many people have certainly heard of if not played themselves. Basically how to play is there is a storyteller who secretly assigns a role to all of the players involved. There are two groups of people. There is the Mafia and the “innocents” (Wikipedia). The Mafia are the “killers”and the innocents are the ones who are able to be “killed” (Wikipedia). After the groups are picked, the rest of the game is up to the storyteller to navigate. In order for someone to win or lose, the members of the Mafia must be caught, or all of the innocents must die. A little morbid, right? What people don’t always think about is that there is a real group in the world who are known as the “Mafia”. They are basically …show more content…
In order to keep the secrecy, there must be many rules and customs to keep in order. When the boss decides to let a member into the family, they will be part of a ceremony (Wikipedia). This ceremony involves the drawing of blood, swearing an oath over a gun or holy picture, and obeying the rules of the organization (Wikipedia). If one breaks any of the rules they can be killed by another member of the family (Wikipedia). Usually the murder is commited by the people closest to that person (Wikipedia). Omerta, the oath or “code of silence”, means that a member can never talk to the authorities (Wikipedia). The ethnicity rule declares that only men of full Italian descent are allowed to become full members (Wikipedia). This rule excludes associates, partners, and allies (Wikipedia). Members are not allowed to talk about family business to non-members according to the family secrets rule (Wikipedia). If a family member is killed by another member, no one can commit murder in revenge unless the boss gives permission, also known as “blood for blood” (Wikipedia). No fighting among members is allowed (Wikipedia). This includes anything from fist fights to knife fights (Wikipedia). Members must tribute to the boss every month, paying them and giving the boss a cut on any side deals (Wikipedia). Members are not allowed to commit adultery wit hanother family member’s wife (Wikipedia). Lastly, there can be no facial hair on any member, they are not allowed to grow mustaches

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