Analysis Of Tony In The Movie Scarface

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The drug trade business portrayed in the movie Scarface, presents homicide as the final solution to many of the hazards faced in this line of work. At the center of this world, Tony Montana finds his foothold in South Florida as a Cuban “political refugee” who eventually works his way up the ladder until his dramatic downfall. In the following discussion, we will explore the influences and motivations that directed Tony’s behavior, especially the frequent homicide, and how they relate to aspects of human nature in general. Throughout the movie Tony stands out among the other men, despite being in an environment where aggression seems to be quite common, he is the most aggressive. His more-than-normal inclinations towards homicidal tendencies,…show more content…
After getting shot at the Babylon Club, Tony heads over to Frank’s place to find answers and after receiving confirmation of his suspicions, he orders Frank’s death and kills the corrupt detective. With this execution, he eliminated the competitive figure that was Frank, who had prevented Tony from expanding the previous drug endeavor and sought to stop Tony from advancing by killing him. Frank too, could be seen as acting for competitive edge. He had ordered the killing of Tony, and could be seen as trying to take out the competition that was emerging. It could have also been linked to a jealousy factor. After Frank and Tony split, the overtures his wife was receiving from Tony were no longer welcomed and could have resulted in the hit on Tony because of jealousy (Rowe, 2002). That the sexual competition was present was clear, since Tony had shown interest in Frank’s wife from the beginning, and with Frank gone, Tony had access to the move forward with his mating attempts. Again, the driving force whether consciously or unconsciously pick up on is sex. With the competition gone, Tony also had access to certain resources. An immediate resource was the ability to hire more men, which led to the sparing of Ernie’s life and an individual relationship with Sosa that resulted in contracts. This of course led to greater accumulation of wealth from the drug trading, and the growth of his drug empire. Despite all…show more content…
Though the movie ends with much of things not going as planned, one thing stands out as being correct. Close to the beginning of the movie Frank tells Tony that one who pursues the fast track lane in the drug business does not last long. Though Tony got far up the ladder, he did not last
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