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  • The American Dream In The Godfather And The Godfather

    The basis of the American Dream is that every United States citizen has the equal opportunity to become anything they want, through hard work, 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…

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  • Maria Licciardi And Griselda's Empowerment

    Introduction Maria Licciardi and Griselda Blanco aren’t just your average house wives. When these two weren’t busy cooking it up in the kitchen, they were out stirring up trouble in the streets. In pop culture and as depicted everywhere, men have always been the face of organized crime. However, in time of need these women were called to step up to the plate. These godmothers were no sweet, innocent, cookie baking old ladies, they were nefarious crime lords driven by the will to survive.…

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  • Jingoism-Extreme Patriotism: Benito Mussolini

    Jingoism- Extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy. Although rarely used in our lives, this is the best word to describe Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Mussolini was willing to do anything for Italy’s growth as a country. For his extreme efforts to build Italy he is falsely remembered as one of the most diabolical dictators, in history responsible for thousands of deaths. He was interested in obtaining power so he could make Italy into a dominant…

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  • Sociological Analysis Of The Movie Goodfellas

    Introduction Goodfellas is a movie about a boy Henry Hill who gets into the mafia at a young age and all his following life story up until the point of his being in the witness protection program and therefore out of the mafia. At an early age he decided that he wanted nothing more to be a gangster and that was the highest he could rise. Throughout his life he participates and is surrounded by crime until one day he has no choice but to leave. As most of his life is crime filled, it is an easy…

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  • French Prison Movie: A Prophet, Directed By Jacques Audiard

    assassin and a gang leader. Prison assassinations were common in most jails where one criminal mob would murder the leader or members of a rival gang. Drug trafficking was and still is a problem for the French government; for example, the Corsican mafia still traffics heroin. The most important message in the film A Prophet is that even members of a minority in any European country can be the main characters in movies. For example, Audiard directed a film about the Arabs in France. This video…

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  • Jfk Assassination And John F Kennedy Assassination

    winning the Cold War. By killing the President, the Soviet Union would have gotten the upper-hand in the war, and would regain some sort of self-pride. Lastly, the Mafia despised Kennedy for pushing their business out of Cuba, where they were blooming, and for committing a “crusade” on their empire in partnership with Robert Kennedy. The Mafia would be able to get revenge and stability in business by killing President Kennedy. All three would have easily been able to exploit Oswald’s talents and…

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  • How Did The White Italian Americans Lose Their Power

    After the Revolutionary War, the White Anglo-Saxon Protestants (W.A.S.P.s) were in power, they held all the political offices; they owned the most land, they had the most profitable businesses, and the largest factories. They enjoyed being in control of everything and they wanted to keep that control and power. After the Civil War more immigrants were coming to America to their share of the wealth they believed America had. These immigrants now were coming from all over the world, not just…

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  • Theories Of Organized Crime

    traditional organized crime is most commonly associated with Italian criminal groups or La Cost Nostra, or better known as the mafia (Lyman, 2014). Most traditional crime family’s got started during the prohibition era. During this time they created a multi-million dollar bootlegging business that included illegal sales or alcohol and racketeering (Lyman, 2014). Since then, the mafia has been able to establish a sophisticated criminal network that focuses on the manufacturing, distribution and…

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  • John F Kennedy Organized Crime Analysis

    Throughout history there has been some kind of connection between organized crime and politicians. They both share a desire for power and greed, thus making it not surprising that are connected in various scandals. Organized crime is outlined in the book as an integral part of society’s political, economic, and social structure (Lyman, 2015). Organized crime shares a symbolic relationship with politicians and vice versa. Organize crime, in return for favors, is able to provide public official…

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  • The Lottery Symbolism Essay

    “The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson in the month of June in 1948. The story is about an annual tradition, called the lottery, held in an anonymous small village. All of the villagers gather for the annual event and Mr. Summers conducts a quick roll call. Each one of the residents of the village draws a piece of paper from the black box. As this happens, the villagers start to talk with one another how some nearby villages have stopped following the tradition of the lottery.…

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