Pauly. The 1920s brought a challenge to the stereotypical, shadowy gangster with the introduction of the “dandy.” These new gangsters were manipulative and sinister, but kept it hidden beneath style, wealth, and mystery. Jay Gatsby falls into this category of criminal, as his extravagance and grandeur hides illicit activities (Pauly 42). Gatsby’s illegal activities are never explicitly stated, but they are referenced throughout the book. One example of this is the phone call from Chicago, a city infamous for organized crime in the 1920s, that Nick intercepts in which the caller “blurts out how his disposal of the stolen bonds has miscarried” (Pauly 46).
Drug dealers possess a lot of money and drugs, such as the Training Day movie, in which money and drugs influence Harris, so he acts criminalized. Lastly, the criminal justice process or the legal consequences that the criminals face are right but not necessarily fair because occasionally the process supports corruption. In other words, the criminals and drugs dealers in the movie do not face the right legal consequences because the criminal justice process including the judges is corrupt. His life experiences with drug dealers, the drugs, and crime in the streets and the corrupt legal system contribute to Harris’
Wealth and the desire to be accepted by the society distracted the characters from making moral decisions. Money controlled the characters' decisions in the novel. The main characters committed countless careless acts because of the privileges and protection wealth provided. Gatsby's and Myrtle's death reveals how money leads someone to their downfall rather than
The Mobsters of the 1920s Mobsters of the 1920s were a major contributor on society in the 1920s. Their bootlegging was quite profitable as the 18th amendment banned alcohol production, they would stock speakeasies or underground clubs with alcohol. They also created a lot of crime in violence through their wars of commerce. Rival gangs and anyone who got in their would could have been subject to violence or death. The mobsters way of profit was found through robbery, bootlegging racketeering and extortion.
As time went on John Torrio, handed over the reigns to Al Capone himself. At the time prohibition was in full effect, which was the main cause of organized crime. His organized gang was involved in bootlegging, illegal gambling, and lots more. He had many rivals to compete with such as Buggs Moran. Capone never really got in much trouble with the law, because most of the law was involved in organized crime.
This would spark gang wars which would tear cities apart. Aside of bootlegging, the mobs committed many other illegal acts including murder, theft, and managing prostitution rings. The Untouchables is a TV series based on 1920’s Chicago and is about the most infamous gangster of all time, Al Capone. Capone was notourious for smooth business deals in making maximum profit as well as keeping the peace, until he was crossed. The Untouchables is quite an interesting series, It’s full of action packed scenes that keep the viewer on the edge of their seat!
There is a controversy over whether Jay Gatsby is a good man with pure intentions or a corrupted man with evil intentions. Jay Gatsby uses all his wealth only for pure intentions. He is willing to do anything to be with his love of his life Daisy. He will go to any means to ensure a future of love and happiness with the girl of his dreams. There are those who would argue that Jay Gatsby never intended to be a good honest man.
Al Capone was so good at what he did the U.S.A government confiscated his cadillac and used it as a president’s limousine. Al Capone was an American Gangster that thrived in the 1920s and 30s that changed the way people look at gangsters in American History. Al Capone made huge impacts now and then, making huge profits and dead bodies while making a future for himself in Hollywood. Al Capone was forged by the people he met and his misuse in his actions. Al Capone was a good student but he often got punished by his teacher for misbehaving, then one day he hit back and got expelled.
That excerpt describes how a lot of people figured ‘why not go into crime, gangsters get money and alcohol’ and from that idea gangsters such as AL Capone, Legs Diamond and Dutch Shultz, and Bonnie and Clyde. To conclude, becoming a gangster seemed to be the better deal to some people during the
Gangs often choose to rob or steal money from institutions and individuals which includes major risks. However, the money business elites and politician who exploit gangs to achieve their own aims. For them is far easier to earn and it gives a great income to the gangs. The Asian Foundation (2012), claims that politicians and businessmen often offer drugs and alcohol when gang members complete an illegal task set by these politicians and businessmen. Hence, there is a reciprocal relationship between gang members and politicians and businessmen; gang members get easy access to drugs and alcohol, while politicians and businessmen get their dirty work done by the gang members.
Especially in the Great Depression, were alcohol was even more wanted. Criminals would earn lots of money for illegally selling this to the consumers. (Document A) Criminals would be the only people having a good time during the Great Depression. In Prohibition the murder rates sky rocketed