During the 1920’s gang related crime was a serious issue. The leader of all this violence and corruption was a man named Al “Scarface” Capone (“Al Capone”). This organized crime, dehumanization, and corruption, became the ultimate image of Chicago for people throughout the world. He was largely immersed in things like gambling, prostitution, and the illegal sale of liquor. He was not convicted for any of his crimes, even the St. Valentine's Day massacre of 1929, until he was imprisoned for tax evasion (Horan).
During the 1920s prohibition was active and since alcohol was not legal, Gatsby decided that he should bootleg alcohol. This is greedy because when alcohol was seen as what caused problems such as crime, corruption and reducing the tax burden on the government, but Gatsby selfish means of getting wealth motivated him to sell alcohol illegally. Another way in which Gatsby is seen as selfish is him using Nick to get to Daisy. Gatsby acts as though Nick is a good friend of his just to enhance his chance of refurbishing the love that he once had for Daisy. Last but not least Gatsby’s parties symbolize how artificial wealth is, the people who attend Gatsby parties think that he is leaving this life where he is above of everyone else that around him and he cannot be touched.
Huckleberry Finn deceives his father because he knows the only reason why he wants the money is to buy liquor, get drunk and, beat Huck Finn. Another example of Huckleberry Finn lying to his father is when Pap asked Huck what is he doing with his gun. “ ‘What you doin with this gun?’ ‘… Somebody tried to get in,
Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend is an intensely detailed biography about the infamous man who, by illegal means ran the city of Chicago throughout the decade known as the “roaring 20s”. The account begins by telling the story of Al’s parents, and how they immigrated to Brooklyn in 1895. A large influx of immigrants entered through Ellis Island in search of a better life and the Capone’s were no anomaly. Using vast amounts of detail, the author explains Mr. Capone’s stardom and his rise to infamy with a behind the scenes perspective. This novel, shows the human side of Al that is not commonly discussed.
But yet another man came into her life and took something important to her, and she stood there helplessly. This explains why she is so affected by the loss of a simple materialistic item and not her wedding rings. She did not even bother to tell the police about her wedding rings. In the story is was mentioned as if it were after thought when it says, “In all the confusion, Lola forgot to mention the rings or the busted
You would think living in twenty-first century America all people would possess the same rights and freedoms and everyone would be treated fairly. I found out the hard way, in something as trivial as golf this statement is a stretch. I overcame the idea that girls shouldn't golf because all genders are equal and I proudly challenge this idea every time I walk onto the course. Golf in my family goes way beyond a recreational sport; a tournament is
A lot of people did not agree with prohibition and still wanted a way to get alcohol. Prohibition started because alcoholism and domestic violence was at a high and by getting rid of alcohol Congress thought domestic violence, bar fights and things of that nature would go away. Gangsters came to power because people needed a way to get alcohol and gangsters had it. But with the rise of gangsters came the rise of organized crime, which was just as bad if not worse than when people could freely get alcohol. One quote that explains how organized crime became more and more in power, “In Chicago a bare six months of prohibition has raised the total of crime, figured for the entire year, more than 25 per cent.
He came from a poor family and eventually became extremely wealthy, but he isn’t satisfied without his past lover, Daisy Buchanan. Dexter Green was a golf caddy as a young boy, which is where he met his love interest, Judy Jones. As he grows older and rises to the upper class, he still feels as if his life is inadequate without her. Jay Gatsby and Dexter Green are similar to one another, they both come from new money and feel incomplete without somebody from their past. The settings of “The Great Gatsby” and “Winter Dreams” both have an effect on their characters.
Gatsby has his mind so remarkably revolved around Daisy that he has started to think illogically. He wants not only wants to erase the past but also wants Daisy to confess that she has only loved him. This would give him confirmation that repeating the past is obtainable. Gatsby reluctantly criticizes Nick on his way of thinking with the phrase, “Can’t repeat the past?... Why of course you can!” This passage shows how strongly Gatsby lusts for the idea that he can repeat the time in which Daisy only ever loved him and she did not have a family of her own.
Even though Lee had a “baseball-like swing”, but that didn’t stop him from getting a golf equipment named after him, and winning all these awards. Lee was also in the Marines for, four years and he loved it. He would play at golf matches when he was there, but his love for golf was so strong he wanted to go on and pursue his love for it. At the 1975 Western Open he got stuck by lighting but was still practicing golf in the hospital! I think it is amazing that even though he has been through so much he has fought through it because he didn’t want to give up golf.