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    Vito Corleone, portrayed by Marlon Brando, is the patriarch and heads the Corleone family in The Godfather. He plays a shrewd Mafia boss known as the Godfather an older man in the first movie of this trilogy; however; as a young man, he is a depicted as a callous, yet ambitious Sicilian immigrant in New York. Vito is a loving father and husband who represents strong family, traditional values; preserving the sacredness of the family at any cost. One of the first examples of strong family values happens at the beginning of the movie when Vito refuses to take the family photograph at Connie’s wedding without Michael; although, it would be beneficial not to wait. Vito is conscientious to build his “Family Business’ with the business coming after…

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    Puzo’s novels are famed for his development of characters in a short period of time one such example in the novel is that of Luca Brasi, "Luca Brasi was indeed a man to frighten the devil in hell himself. Brasi's reputation for violence was awesome and his devotion towards Don Corleone legendary. his kind was a rarity."(Puzo,36) "Luca Brasi did not fear the police, he did not fear societies, he did not fear god, he did not fear hell, he did not fear or love his fellow man. but he has elected and…

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    Michael Corleone

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    Mike Michael Corleone was once a war hero with plans of a bright future to go to college and stay away from the family Mafia business his father Vito Corleone also did not want Michael to be involved in any form to the family mafia business Michael end up dropping out of Dartmouth College and signing up to enlist in the Marine Corps during World War II Michael fought in the Pacific as time passes Michael becomes a captain and and is awarded the Navy cross for bravery in 1945 he is discharged do…

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    determination and initiative. Becoming “American” has been a constant topic brought up in mafia films such as Scarface, The codfather part I and II. The Corleone is a family run and operated business, founded on trust, support and protection. The Godfather displays the dark side of how the American Dream can affect who you become. Michael let the idea of the american dream push them to obtain power and greed which eventually lead to their downfall. Increasing amounts of Italians, mostly…

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    written by Mario Puzo and was first published in 1969 and later inspired a film of the same name in 1972, sequels to which were made in 1974 and 1990. The story of The Godfather follows a mafia family in New York over the span of a decade. The family in the novel is a criminal organization having national influences, headed by Vito Corleone, also known as The Don or The Godfather, same as the title. Loyalty is…

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    Michael Corleone was the tragic hero because he qualified to Aristotle’s traits. For example, Michael was born in a wealthy family and he could choose his life path. He joined the army and went to Frontline during World War II. Many Americans praised soldiers as a hero because soldiers killed enemies and protected the whole country. For instance, in the movie, one of the police was hesitated after he heard Captain McCluskey ordered him and other policies to grab Michael. However, the police…

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    future employees to follow. Surrounded by corruption, Don Vito was determined to keep his own organization running smoothly while taking care of his family. This was clear in the scene when he met with all the heads of the mafia family and negotiates a truce immediately after the death of his eldest son, Sonny. The Don warns, “you are talking about vengeance. Will vengeance bring your son back to you? Or my boy to me? I forgo the vengeance of my son” (Ruddy & Coppola, 1972). By having the…

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    The Godfather

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    One large theme in this movie is the mixing of the sacred and the profane. In this essay I am going to prove that over the course of the movie The Godfather (1972), directed by Francis Ford Coppola, Michael Corleone (Al Pacino) transform from a young man completely uninterested in his family’s business into the ruthless Don of his family. As Don of the Corleone family, Michael is constantly scheming to ensure the survival of his family over the other families in New York. Coppola’s mixing of the…

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    I give The Godfather four stars out of four stars. It is an excellent movie. The first thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie is the music score. The music fit with the movie perfectly. The composers of the songs did an excellent job composing pieces that fit with the scene. The final song, composed by Nino Rota, is very memorable. From now on, whenever I hear Rota’s song, I will think of The Godfather. The action is the second thing that makes The Godfather an excellent movie. The…

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    The 1972 film, The Godfather, directed by Francis Ford Coppola, is a perfect example of feudalism. With Vito Corleone as the king pin and the rest of his family as major players in the New York mafia. The Godfather is not the normal gangster film or a film about Italian immigrants. Two social movements occur in The Godfather, the aristocratic court, and the coup. While the film takes place mainly in the United States in the 1940s and 1950s, there are no democratic institutions seen. There are no…

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