The Legendary Duo: Bonnie and Clyde In the 1930’s, people would be entranced by anything that got their minds off of the overwhelming Great Depression. They watched movies and read magazines and newspapers. One of America’s favorite “stories” to follow in the papers was the ongoing manhunt for a certain couple: Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. While Bonnie and Clyde were known by some to be friendly, cordial people, they are legendary for being wanted criminals; spending the last years of their lives gracing the news headlines with bank robberies, car thefts, and murder. Both Bonnie and Clyde were stuck with tough lives to live from the very start.
On the other hand, Clyde was a young handsome, small town thief who was robbing small stores and gas stations for a living. They both lived in hope to change their old, boring lives. They thought robbing banks will give them a fortune and publicity as they always imagined of. This movie is two hours long and the beginning of the film starts with a fast slide show of old tinted pictures of people in them. In the background, was played an old record song “Deep Night” by a singer Rudy Vallee.
‘Let’s clear out,’ he called, ‘let’s get going boys.’”(206). The mob showing up to hang Tom Robinson already shows signs of a good plot and somewhat realistic conflict, but Scout confronting them is a major twist. The notion that a 9 year old girl could dispel a mob of angry, drunk men is almost unthinkable. But Scout did it, and elicits a fond response from Mr. Cunningham with him calling her, “little lady” which brings the mob back to civility. Later on, after Tom’s fateful trial, some alarming
Many get killed, a few get what they want. Many disappear, for cartel kidnap family members. Thousand die yearly. The drug industry among them is something already common for them, yet still dangerous. Gang members fight to have the greatest area to sell as many drugs as possible.
In the late 20th century, Ted Bundy was born Theodore Robert Cowell, he was an American serial killer, rapist, and most notorious criminal. It was said that his charm and intelligence made him somewhat of a celebrity during his trial. He raped and murdered several young women in Washington, Oregon, Colorado, Utah, and Florida between 1974 and 1978. He was charged for at least thirty-six murders, but others thought he has committed at least one-hundred or more. Ted Bundy had a difficult childhood.
The cunning way many of the women of Murderess Row came out of their trials or jail with good reputations and men still pining over them made the city roar. The all-male juries ate up the words of the alluring cold-blooded killers which made the women of Murderess Row more intriguing (Price). In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, many of the characters are caught up in love affairs and they use violence to solve these problems. Tom Buchanan, Daisy’s husband, was having an affair with another man’s wife, George Wilson (Fitzgerald 24-25). Daisy is also having a love affair with Gatsby (Fitzgerald 119).
Due to these propositions, the case of Sacco and Vanzetti became very popular. Two Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in a Massachusetts court of robbery and murder. Many liberals felt that they were only convicted due to their ethnicity and political beliefs (anarchists). They were executed in 1927, despite these remarks. Moreover, the most severe example of nativism in the United States was the resurgence of the KKK.
Violence is a weird concept. People hurting and killing each other over a problem that most likely could’ve been solved peacefully. Well, in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, violence is a very prominent motif throughout the entire story. One example of this that sticks out from the rest is when Huck meets the Grangerford family. He learns that for 30 years, the Grangerfords have been in a feud with another family called the Shepherdsons.
In 1990, over 2,000 youths were charged on account of murder (Murphy). Child murderers are not as rare as one may presume. However, where does this capacity for such horrific intentions stem from in these youths? In 1954, William Golding wrote “Lord of the Flies,” a haunting story about a group of young boys around the age of 12, who are stranded on an island. Ultimately, they become power-hungry and go to extreme lengths for leadership, including murder.
I told him not to, but he just didn’t listen and look what happened. Wes has a past of selling drugs to many different people, he has learned the way of what and what not to do. Maybe it was because he valued his work and he didn’t want to take the chance of losing a new customer. “He couldn’t stop thinking about the money he could make off that sale- almost exactly enough to take care of this date.”(113) This shows that he values his work more than the chance of staying out of jail. If he had listened to himself on knowing it was a cop he wouldn’t have ended up getting arrested and