In 1944, Billy Wilder directed an award winning film noir Double Indemnity. Film noir was a popular genre of film during the 1940’s. Film noirs were crime dramas placing an emphasis on sexual motivations. In addition, film noirs were recognized by movie critics for the dark lighting and themes expressed throughout the films. In Double Indemnity, Walter Neff, an insurance salesman, perfectly fits the role of the anti-hero seen in many film noirs.
In this film Tony Montana (Al Pacino) calculates the pleasure and benefits he can obtain if he becomes a cocaine distributer. He knows it is illegal and the consequences he could face if he gets caught but continues to do it. Tony does not stop dealing cocaine because he is pleasured by the feeling of power and money. He chooses to be a criminal so he can achieve his goals of success and he feels this is the only way to do so. Another example we can use from the film that draws from the RationalChoice theory is when Tony kills the Cuban government
Al Capone: the American Gangster Legend “You can get much farther with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone”- this is a quote Al Capone said and a quote that represents him completely. He was a gangster around the Prohibition Act of 1919 and the Great Depression era. For being one of the greatest gangsters of all time he was a kind guy, but he was not scared to use his gun. With the business he was doing, killing people was something that came with it. Al Capone is a legendary character; he is notorious for his upbringing, his gangster activity, and the years he spent in prison.
The Main idea of this legislation is that it strictly forbade American settlers from expanding west of the Appalachian Mountains. In the text it states, “any lands, not having been ceded to or purchased by us, are reserved to the said Indians” (Source 1). This is after the colonists had already occupied almost the entirety of the land east of the Appalachians and were eager for more territory. Therefore, they were enraged by this new prescribed policy and the untimely halt of expansion. The source is very biased in that it only takes into consideration the wellbeing Great Britain.
The theme of man’s inhumanity to man is conveyed in Night through the Nazi’s horrendous treatment towards the Jews. The greatest and most terrifying enemy in the novel was not the crematories, weapons, or the concentration camps, but the people behind them all. It is painful to believe that Hitler and his followers could have so much hatred for an innocent group of people. Not only were the Jews normal residents, they were fellow neighbors and figures in society. The Holocaust is an excellent example of the epic battle of man versus man, where the Jews are forced to face the Nazis and the other Jews fighting for survival.
Holmes, the mysterious serial killer. Burnham and Holmes have many similarities, the biggest one being their sheer determination to reach a goal or get what they want, which is used towards the manufacture of good, or the manufacture of sorrow. However their differences separate them apart, their biggest difference being their actions, as one build the World’s Fair and does this for the wellbeing of everyone, while Holmes uses his talent to kill many people, and cause commotion in Chicago and such. In conclusion, Erik Larson tries to show the underlying difference between good and evil, and how no matter what, evil is accompanied by good, and vice versa. Even the title of the book “The Devil in the White City” shows the most prominent theme of this amazing novel, by Erik
In the incendiary statement, that comes within the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., Trump says, “Without looking at the various polling data, it is obvious to anybody the hatred is beyond comprehension. Where this hatred comes from and why we will have to determine. Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.” His campaign said he would keep the ban intact “until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on,” as well as the facts around the 2 attackers who killed fourteen people in San Bernardino. The announcement came on the same day Mr. Trump lost ground during a poll in Iowa, and also after
Many people presume that Malcolm hated and threatened Caucasian Americans constantly when advocating every African American should go out and arm themselves, form militias of their own. In an interview, however he defines himself stating "No, I said this: That in areas of this country where the government has proven its--either its inability or its unwillingness to protect the lives and property of our people, then it’s only fair to expect us to do whatever is necessary to protect ourselves". He later goes on and says he respects government and laws as well as " I’m not advocating the breaking of any laws. But I say that our people will never be respected as human beings until we react as other normal, intelligent human beings do. And this country came into existence by people who were tired of tyranny and oppression and exploitation and the brutality that was being inflicted upon them by powers higher than they, and I think that it is only fair to expect us, sooner or later, to do likewise."
Furthermore, forgetting makes the public accomplices. It does no good for anyone involved in the situation except for the despot. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented, Sometimes we must interfere.” (Wiesel 118) By writing this novel Wiesel was taking a stand against the people who caused his so much trauma. He is interfering in his own way, by making sure the public does not allow the past to be
This image would be sure to strike fear into the hearts of Americans due to the fact it was a direct threat. It was not something happening overseas, it could happen right in their own backyard. The United States had no other choice then to inpose4 the blockade, and take any means necessary to protect America. Slide 10 • Acrobatiq (2014). Survey of World History.
Our country was founded on the constitution and the way the government is stepping over the line with the Patriot Act is unreasonable. People need to speak out and defend our rights so that we don’t become a martial law country. Martial law country is basically where the constitution is suspended, and you have no freedom of speech, no freedom of the press, no freedom of assembly and you could be arrested at any time for any reason whatsoever. The military would be completely in control (Synder, 2015). This is a very scary thought that in our country there would be no rights.