Al Capone comes from an extremely poor family, who were from Angri, a small town in the Province of Salerno. They moved to Brooklyn, New York in search of a better and more stable life in great America. Capone was born and raised in Brooklyn and was deeply influenced by the crime life displayed in his daily life. Capone was initially a pretty intelligent kid who did fairly well in school, but soon gave into the influence around him and dropped out in grade 6. After dropping out, Capone commenced his life of crime and violence and joined his first ever gang, the James Street Boys Gang (Al).
For example, Aaron Hernandez was born in Bristol, Connecticut and seemed to have all the criteria to not be a criminal (attachment to family/peers, commitment to school and football, religious/positive beliefs, and involved in activities). When his father passed, he got involved in gang activity. Though this didn’t result in criminal activity right away, it soon would over time. Hernandez went to the Florida for college (no problems), then back to Massachusetts to play for the Patriots. It was here that his attachment to his deviant, gang peers (taking the place of his late father) caused him to go back into gangs and commit murder.
This was an interesting person to receive a call from since he had previously worked for the Clutter family on their farm. He told his stories to Dick to pass time in jail but his details of the stories included names of the family members and where the property was. Wells had put it together that there was a possibility of Dick going and killing the Clutter’s because he had all the information he needed. Capote did extensive research to see what and why the murderers executed the Clutter family. He researched prisoners extensively through interviews, describes the psychology of both Perry Smith and his partner in crime.
With the death of his wife, and the fact that he is no longer active in law enforcement, Grant goes off to mete out his own brand of justice to the cases he feels most aggrieved about not having been solved. The problem with being judge, jury and executioner however, is that sometimes you find you might be wrong. The idea of a retired cop playing vigilante and bringing killers who got away with murder to justice really intrigued me. The prologue starts with a bang and sets the tone for the book, so you expect a fast-paced ride. The book lays out a bit of Grant’s background and how his son-in-law came to work with him.
I think respecting yourself is the most important thing .if you respect yourself, people can know that by the way you look, and the way you behave in front of them. You can get a lot of friends because they will know that if someone respects himself they can be respected too. Another thing is respecting others, if you respect them you will be loved, honored and gets attention from the ones you respect. What I learned from my dad is respecting property of other people. If he didn’t beat me that day, I could not know the value of other’s
Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption, by Stephen King, pits Andy Dufresne against the justice system and prison life as he lives behind bars after being wrongly convicted. In the end, he is able to escape to a free life outside the confines of prison. In film, this type of plot is the most common as well. Whether it be the rebels defeating the empire in Star Wars, or even a young man winning a game show in Slumdog Millionaire, the iconic story of overcoming something and coming out better in the end is as classic as it gets. There are always small
Wes Moore’s Journey in Life The superficial similarities of two kids have an identical name, Wes Moore, grown up in the same neighborhood at the same time with fatherless families. Both kids had beaten into troubles with the police. However, their paths in adulthood diverged due to their personal choices, decisions, and values, forming two different experiences in career and life. Each one has learned many lessons from their courses in life which established their personal morality. In particular, the author, Wes Moore, was driven by positive outcomes from his negative conditions resulting from him a successful person in his adulthood.
This violence has been ongoing for approximately forty years now, and the body count is only getting higher. People are raised into this gang violence, even children are receiving guns from the ages ten to thirteen. Members of these gangs join for protection, acceptance, and a family. It was known that if you were a man, you had to either fight or kill, “young black men were pretending to be men by killing each other” (Raised into Wrongfulness). People see this only as a crime and a gang problem, when it also generates from the poor education and the lack of work society is giving these gang members.
“This is the story of two boys living in Baltimore with similar histories and an identical name: Wes Moore. One of us is free and has experienced things that he never even knew to dream about as a kid. The other will spend everyday until his death behind bars for an armed robbery that left a police officer and father of five dead. The chilling truth is that his story could have been mine. The tragedy is that my story could have been his.” Moore (xi).
To most people, a hero is one who possesses the powerful traits that seem to move the hearts of hundreds of people. Such traits include: helpfulness, the key to building other’s trust in you and your motives, leadership, the trait that helps one to use their intellect and common sense to make smart decisions and lead others responsibly and positively, and care, the way to accumulating countless friends and followers through one’s kindness, concern, and philanthropy for other people. Everyday I strive my hardest to give others a positive example of my hero: my father, Patrick Sekerka. While the concept of “helpfulness” can be misunderstood, it goes without saying that my father is truly a helpful man. He is always there and willing to help other people.