Corruption And Evil In The Godfather

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Don Corleone once offered a bandleader “an offer he couldn’t refuse” (Puzo). The chilling line sets the tone for the remainder of the movie, The Godfather, an American crime masterpiece released in 1972 based on a book by Mario Puzo. As part of the series and movie, each of the characters matures differently based on their role in this crooked atmosphere. However, Corruption and evil develop cohesively in the undertakings of the Corleone family. Critically acclaimed, the film explores the mafia microcosm with such diligence that Evil in itself becomes a character. The character of “Evil” consumes the characters, which decisively leads to a change in the mood, tone, and the direction of the film. Evil exudes a presence in the movie, while retaining

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