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  • John Dillinger: The First Public Enemy

    were unemployed and unable to care for their families, and banks were failing. With his criminal and Navy records and a failed marriage, prospects were slim for a legitimate future. On the contrary, criminal life was booming. During this time, many gangsters were making a name for themselves and showing how profitable crime could be. Al Capone had already showed the world how well crime paid off; but unlike Capone’s syndicate, which was highly organized, the new era of gangsters was willing to work together. This new style would combine forces if it was in their best interest, sometimes moving from gang to gang. Some of the famous names during this time included: Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, “Ma” Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, and Baby Face Nelson. PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER ONE John Dillinger’s parole from prison began on May 22, 1933; although he was not out of jail long when he made his fateful decisions which would take him down a path that would soon end his life. “If we think of his life in the abstract, even as a statistic, the fact that he returned to crime comes as no surprise. The one certain thing Dillinger had coming out of prison was solid knowledge of the underworld, and that knowledge included good contacts” (Gorn 31). Dillinger earned the name “Jackrabbit” because of how he would leap across the counters to retrieve money. Below is a listing of the crimes credited to John Dillinger, along with some other key dates during this time frame. • June 1933 – Robs New…

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  • Pretty Boy Floyd Research Paper

    “I got a code 2 i repeat code 2 Public enemy no. 1 pretty boy floyd is in sight, engage in cousion.”..... Charles Arthur “pretty boy” Floyd was a criminal who was always on the run. Charles Floyd and Antigone are alike because they both disobeyed laws for a cause they believed in. Antigone buried her brother because she thought it was the right thing to do, and Pretty boy stole from banks and gave back to the poor because the banks were stealing from the poor from the start. (Pretty Boy Floyd) …

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  • Lincoln Park Movie Analysis

    two escapes from highly guarded prisons, various bank robberies, and several high-speed shooting sprees, John Dillinger met his end in our very own Lincoln Park, bringing great satisfaction to the FBI. The movie Public Enemies focuses on the creation of the modern Federal Bureau of Intelligence and the search for the infamous Chicago gangster as he travels from Indiana to Chicago throughout 1933, trying to dodge his inevitable fate. Most of the United States was deep into the Great Depression at…

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  • Origin Scarface And Casablanca And The Motion Picture Production Code

    characters are at the immediate forefront of the scene because the entire background is covered by smoke (however, from further researching it is also because they were not able to use a real plane at night). Once Rick says that Victor and Ilsa will be using the visas, the camera cuts to and pushes in on Rick and Ilsa, where the real drama is about to take place. The background music follows the conversation throughout the scene, going strong when the dialogue gets heavy, and even has a romantic…

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  • Cloud Lake: A Short Story

    A place one could only get to by flying, and a place very few knew about. It was special to the three of them, and they liked to think that it was their own special place. Cloud Lake was on a floating island, the largest of eleven floating islands, in Distira. The island itself did not have a name, but the lake on it had a name. The Lake was made of water, but it flowed off of the island in a stream that turned into clouds. Thus, Cloud Lake. Some of the animals were crystal, others were…

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  • My Life Application Essay Sample

    Zealand, on 13 April 1967. My father was a Christchurch businessman, and my mother was from a farm roughly 30 miles from the city. Both sides of the family had immigrated to New Zealand from the UK and Ireland in the mid 1800s. During my early childhood I spent a great deal of time on the farm, and only wanted to grow up to be a farmer. My family moved away from Christchurch in 1970 to the deep south of New Zealand’s South Island. Invercargill is a small city existing largely to serve the…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Journey To Leon, Nicaragua

    It was nearly a 100 degrees and all I could think was the cold ocean wind breezing past my face back at home. But I soon realized this was insignificant compared to experience that would soon come. The program had many challenges we had to face. But one of which impacted me the most, was known as “living like a local day”. A couple weeks into the program a group of seventeen people and I were given the challenge to work as a local and sell as much merchandise as we could. The winner, the one who…

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  • Situational Irony In Shooting An Elephant

    “Shooting an Elephant”, the narrator is contradictory in his feelings, by supporting one set of people, the Burmans, but serving another, the British. The reader infers that he can’t decide who to fight for because in the text the narrator explains the treatment of the Burmans by the English, but then tells the treatment of himself by the Burmans. For example, the narrator states that the treatment of the Burman prisoners were horrible, stating that the prisoners were huddled up together in…

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  • Demanding Instant Gratification: My Freshman Year In High School

    I remember my freshman year in college. I completed an assignment and when the paper was returned there was the grade standing in my face...Capitalized, Bold in Red. I made a C. I called my Uncle Sonny and I cried. The funny thing is he was not sympathetic to me what so ever. This guy, my uncle on the other end of the phone, with his baritone voice, aggressively said, "Welcome to the World baby girl... 'Ain 't it Shit. '" I never saw the world of education the same any more after that day. I…

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  • What Is Important To You Essay

    While over the past couple of years I have felt more comfortable speaking in front of people, I know this is a skill I really need to be good at not only for my classes but also because I am a political science major and I need to be completely comfortable speaking in front of crowds. This will also be important no matter where I end up in life because I feel that speech is so important not only to my career but just to build good relationships with the people in the world around you. I think…

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