However he relented under inevitable circumstances which lead him into a life of organized crime for the sake of his family 's prosperity and safety. Most often, his desires indirectly affects the peace and harmony of his family life. The Themes The film delves into various sociological themes of honor and obligation, power, corruption, violence, justice and crime in America. - Euphemisms : “It’s business, not personal” This quotation seems to be an organizational-wide mantra like an official slogan to organized crime. At all, the mafiosi refers themselves as businessman to conceal their hideous and violent acts from the general people around them.
There is a type in Hollywood’s crime films that deals with the criminology as a social phenomenon which controls the human beings or certain groups in a realistic style we all know it’s in our society or other communities, those films address the criminality in a sociological way. The second type of movies, violence and murder appears but they characters are actually not real, they are either a myth or some kind of fantasy that doesn’t exist, like zombies as an example, this type attracts a lot of viewers, however, the mental and emotional feelings interact with each but to a certain point, even if the viewer liked the plot or the story effected him, he still disconnects, loses concentration of the idea and realises that such a story is just a fantasy because in real life zombies don’t exist. Although, the effect of those films which focus on the instincts should still be in consideration because they could still effect some groups with psychological problems that are in a risk of schizophrenia through any kind of a shock, especially if they got addicted to those kind of films, it can push them to believe those stories and separate them from reality, the consequences can be bad that can actually lead them to have the desire to hurt others because of hallucinations or strange ideas that may
In the chapter “In Which He Buys a Town, and More” you read how he basically lived another life away from his family. In the story it says he falls in love with Jenny Hill, but he is already married to his wife. This shows that not all the things he says are true. Another negative trait is that he is selfish. In the same chapter Edward leaves Jenny to wait for him but he never comes back.
You've got Batman, Superman and these Saints.” This relates back to the traits of an antihero raising the doubts of morality. When society cannot decipher whether they are good or evil, that is when you have an antihero. The use of these interviews at the end of the film really puts what a hero and an antihero is into perspective. Some would say that they are evil due to their use of lethal force upon their victims. While others, would say they are saints for riding the streets of crime and
As readers, one can see that there is no hope for Cyrus; he is stuck waiting for something that will never happen. Cyrus uses Rastafarianism as a coping mechanism, he believes with the “deep fervor of his faith,” that a ship is going to come and help them escape the cycle. These beliefs allow Cyrus to explain away his personal misfortune as a trial that he and the others must endure before they can go to the promise land. The novel ends with Cyrus saying, “Tomorrow, tomorrow we shall meet again in paradise,” he like Sisyphus has tomorrow to try and escape futility. Overall, this creates an endless cycle that fuels the meaninglessness behind the lives of those in the Dungle.
The concept of the movies may not seem familiar at all, but they share many similar elements. Greed is a major theme of both films. They are both men fantasies of living a lavish lifestyle through illegal methods. Both films have questionable morality, its controversial depiction of women, its glorification of greed and corruption, and its unfettered vulgarity . Both protagonists, Jordan Belfort from The Wolf of Wallstreet and Henry Hill of The Goodfellas both come from humble beginnings who end up getting exactly what they want.
The Fortune Cookie Many films that Billy Wilder wrote and directed reflected the American society through sex and marriage, but in his 1966 comedy, The Fortune Cookie, he showed American greed and the flaws of the civil legal system. With the emergence of independent production companies in the 1960’s came the demise of the Hollywood studio system. This allowed for more creative work and for the director to have more control. Wilder had the power to cast well known actor, Jack Lemmon, and a newbie comedy star, Walter Matthau. The film had acclaim and did well at the box office, but was soon to be forgotten behind the many other classic Wilder made throughout his career.
Gatsby believed that he was meant to get out of his current circumstance because it was his destiny. Gatsby even talks about how, “His parents were shiftless and unsuccessful farm people-his imagination had never really accepted them as his parents at all” (Fitzgerald 104). Throughout all of his young years he felt as though the world was calling to him to become something more. That passion led Gatsby to believing the only way to “free” himself from those “constraints” was by going out into society and becoming a part of the American dream. When he competed his destiny of becoming successful he had not realized how much the journey had taken away his morals and passion that had been present in his younger years.
One of the theories it speaks of is the Pyrrhic defeat theory. This theory states that the criminal justice system is created to function in a particular fashion in order to create an image of crime where crime is actually seen as the “threat from the poor”. (Reiman, 2010, p.5) “Reimans’s theory suggests that those who have power to change the system benefit from the way it operates: they can go on committing harms and accumulating wealth without punishment, while the country remains focused on street crime and poor minority criminals.”(Leighton 2010) In order to accomplish this “The system must actually fight crime-or at least some crime-but only enough to keep it from getting out of hand and to keep the struggle to substantially reduce or eliminate crime.”(Reiman, 2010, p.5) This means that by creating an image that our system is trying to fight crime, but at the same time allowing certain crimes to exist and scare society, it benefits the wealthy in several ways. First, it promotes that the wealthy population is
In “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, the director, John Hughes, uses various angles, close up shots, and mise-en-scene, to argue that people strive for independence, but are always reliant on other people. Ferris Bueller is a rebellious high school senior but still relies on manipulating people to ensure he does not get caught. Ferris, unlike Cameron, has unconditional love from his parents, yet still chooses to defy his parents rules. Cameron on the other hand lives in fear of his parents. They have an authoritarian and cold relationship with him.