Serpico, the New York City cop who couldn’t be bought by nobody. Serpico is a book that tells a story about a cop that works in New York, that wouldn’t take any brides from anybody and who had to deal with a very corrupt police department. There was a big gambling problem going on in New York and there was nothing being done about it so Serpico being such an honest cop decided he would try to get rid of the problem. In the following book report over Serpico, by Peter Maas, I will summarize the book’s contents and give my thoughts over the book. In Summary, Serpico first started to learn about the corruption in the New York Police Department when he was transferred to the plainclothes detail.
In chapter two, when George and Lennie arrive late at the bunkhouse, Candy tells them about the boss giving the stable buck “hell” as they did not arrive on time. George questions the boss’s anger as it had nothing to do with the stable buck. Candy replies, “Sure ya see the stable buck’s a nigger.” This answer seems to be a justification for the boss’s anger although it was not the stable buck’s fault. This meant that every time the boss was furious, whether it was the stable buck’s mistake or not, because of his race, the boss had every right to act acrimoniously towards him. This illustrates the extreme white supremacy present during this time.
In 1923 Torrio and Capone moved their base beyond city limits, after the city of Chicago elected a reformist mayor who planned to get rid of all city corruption. “But a 1924 mayoral election in Cicero threatened their operations. To ensure they could continue doing business, Torrio and Capone initiated an intimidation effort on the day of the election, March 31, 1924, to guarantee their candidate would get elected.”(A&E). To make sure their candidate would get enough votes they had some of the opposing candidate’s voters shot and killed. After having voters shot and killed Chicago police were sent in, and they killed Capone’s brother
Leon was among the thousands to commit this crime in order to enter America, and in memoriam, he keeps a suitcase filled with affidavits, rejection letters, scraps of paper, anything to legitimize his citizenship. Leon, like many immigrants who come to American, hopes to find success and prosperity in this great country. Instead, he finds late nights, odd jobs, and months away from his family and America. No matter how hard he tries, starting a laundry company, inventing odd objects, or traveling on a ship around the world, his bad luck and failure follow him. Leon retains an American identity as an immigrant, the people that built America, but fails to reach the success of the “American Dream” which to him would grant legitimacy to his illegal citizenship.
They could not meet each other 's glances." (Bradbury 4) At this moment Bradbury wants us to feel what the children are feeling. They all cannot look at one another because they are ashamed of their wrong doing. The children do not know why they locked Margot in the closet if it was going to have this turnout. Bradbury also used the weather
As a wretched drunk, in and out of jail, Pap is part of the lower class in society due to the fact that he spends all of his money on whiskey. There are many instances in the novel where Pap displays how unlike family and conniving he is towards Huck. One of the biggest examples being when Pap comes back to town just to take Huck’s money so that he could buy alcohol, and talks to Huck about how he shouldn’t be more educated than him, threatening to beat
He spent all his money behind hotel, transportation, drugs, restaurant, and on the bar which are normally the symbol of excessive life style while it was completely opposite of the normal people’s American Dream. Writer Novoa explains in “Fear and Loathing on the Buffalo Trail”, “As a believer in America as the land of opportunity and tolerance, his bitterness about the distortion the dream has suffered, about what the term has come to signify, is extreme”(Novoa, 39). Thomson thought they found only materialistic American Dream in Vegas. He felt that there are no rules is only one rule in Vegas. Everybody broke the rules, while the other side America is known for its legal structure and legal action of the crime.
After being let down by the gloomy vibe of Manhattan, Medina started getting suspicious of what his first day was going to bring. “Inauspicious, blank, with shades half-raised on the windows, it could have been a factory or a prison”(72). Medina also explains that the snow is completely gray. Later in the day Medina witnesses a teacher dragging a girl down the hall, and then he smacks her. Medina was confused and he could not believe what he saw.
Just, after Christmas James was going to start his 5th grade, he was nervous because he was different for everybody, he moved from Canada to America, he had been to 2 schools in Calgary I’ll tell why did James move from Canada to America where he lived. He went to Bashaw primary school, one day on Halloween night he was dressed as a vampire and he loved Halloween better than Christmas. He walked into the school, everybody was high fiving him, but when arrived at his class his best friend said something about him to the other bullies that bullied him when he came to this school. He said I’m just friends with him because he’s very good at maths and science and I just copy every single time, and from that day he has been upset and moved to America.
I arrived in this country thinking I was going to be in the most challenging classes and be at the top but reality smacked me in the face the first day I entered eighth grade. To my disadvantage the counselors did not care about my previous grades in Puerto Rico. Seeing that my parents were only able to speak Spanish, the school deduced my English was not well-developed enough and consequently I was placed in English-language learner (ELL) classes. After testing me in reading, writing, and hearing I was
Mr. Wickfield signed a paper saying that Uriah had lent him five thousand pounds. That was false. Uriah had lent him nothing.” Micawber quoted this in the letter, which he had launched, when he claimed Uriah Heep seduced him into the “criminal life”. This shows the desperation and corruption that Uriah Heep possessed and how he used the wholesomeness and aspiration of Mr. Micawber to take advantage of Mr. Wickfield’s business. Uriah Heep represents desperation because of how he take advantage of Mr. Micawber by tricking Micawber into working for him.