A man known as brother, father, soldier, outlaw, avenger of the poor; a man known as Jesse James was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri and assassinated only miles away in St. Joseph, Missouri on April 3, 1882 (Jesse James, Umsystem.edu). He was as notorious as the president was famous, but even with hundreds hoping for the bounty on his head, James was able to evade officials and remain a mystery. This man “was literally a legend” (Stiles, prologue). His crimes’ profit adds up to an estimated amount of $200,000 (Jesse James Biography, Biography.com), which today could be over 3 million dollars. The assassination of Jesse James is justified because he was not the hero people thought him to be and had murdered many who stood
Ben Chester White On January 5, 1899, Ben Chester White, an African American, was born. About sixty-seven years later, on June 10, 1966, White was shot and murdered near Pretty Creek in Natchez, Mississippi. His murderers were three hate-filled gunmen that were incorporated with the Ku Klux Klan, which is a group of people who believe that whites are more superior than blacks. The reason they wanted to murder White was to give Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a motive to come to Natchez, White had no involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, until his devastating murder. Ever since he was born, White spent most of his life working for a white family, on the Carter family farm around the east of Natchez.
Pablo Escobar was a Colombian born, kingpin who had a net worth of about $30 billion dollars during his lifetime. While he was alive, Pablo Escobar ran the most infamous and violent drug cartels in the world, The Medellin Drug Cartel. “Growing up Pablo and his brother would steal headstones from cemeteries, sand the names off, so they could sell them as new tombstones. They committed other petty crimes to make a small amount of money. After dropping out of college, he started working for a smuggler and made his first million dollars by age 22.” (Pablo Escobar Crime Museum) In 1975, Escobar ordered the murder of Medellín’s most powerful drug lord, Fabio Restrepo.
Rosengren begins his article “Losing It All” by introducing a man named Scott Stevens. Stevens, at age 52, was consumed by his addiction to casino gambling, forcing him to end his own life. This man, as Rosengren explains, couldn’t control himself from gambling away up to $4 million; most of this money was from stealing company funds (Stevens worked at an investment firm). Rosengren tells the story of Scott Stevens to emphasize the destructiveness of gambling addiction. The author asks the reader a question after completing the story of Scott Stevens, “Did Scott Stevens die because he was unable to rein in his own addictive need to gamble?
A major detail I found was during the movie Dally get shot by the police, but in the book he takes a gun, and kills himself. Nothing gold can ever stay means always stay true to who you are. The similarities between the book, and the movie were almost just your typical similarities. The Outsiders movie, and book I found to have more differences than similarities. I would prefer the book than the movie any given day.
Growing up a Sociopath; Born a Psychopath In Cold Blood by Truman Capote is a true story of a quadruple homicide in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas that greatly impacted the community in 1959. Capote begins his novel by introducing a prominent, well respected family in the community, the Clutters. The Clutters lived average everyday lives until they were abruptly ended at the mercy of a 12 gauge shotgun. The killers were two men unknown to the Clutters, who had two completely different backgrounds and personalities. By choosing to include details about each of the killers, Capote delineates the differences between psychopaths and sociopaths and suggests that the combination of the two personality disorders creates the environment for horrific
No Country for Old Men (2007) is an American film based on a novel written by Cormac McCarthy. No Country for Old Men is a Crime Thriller that will leave you on the edge of your seat from the beginning to end of the film, the climax of the film will make you want more of the mysterious assassin, Anton Chigurh. Javier Bardem’s performance of Anton Chigurh in this film is excellent, every scene he is in is suspenseful and will leave you with a sense of dread. The way that the movie does not use music gives you the sense of the eerie silence of the desert. This is a movie that was interesting from the beginning to the end and it did not lose me, it held me tight, and in fact kept me on the edge of my seat.
In the movie”American History X” viewers are watch and reflect upon a society where black and white people do not coexist. The movie follows the life of a family encountering life changing situations, allowing us to see both positive and negative perspectives throughout the movie. Beginning with a shocking opening scene with one of the main characters, Danny Vinyard spots two African-Americans hi-jacking his brother’s car. As he runs to tell his older brother, Derek, the neon-Nazi gets a gun and shoots the men attempting the theft. The police arrive and and Derek is arrested and sentenced to three years in prison where he acquires a different outlook on life.
The Blind Side can be summed up in three words: determination, hope, and courage. In the nonfiction book The Blind Side by Michael Lewis, the protagonist undergoes these feelings, and as readers, we see him rise from the bottom to the top. Michael Oher is a poor black teenager, who does not know his father or his birthday. His mother is addicted to crack cocaine, and he cannot read or write. Michael’s whole life changes after a rich, white, and strongly religious family plucks him from the streets.
We enjoyed watching it though it made us shed into tears. Overall, Awakenings is an entertaining, yet poignant film that is eloquently laced with poetry and a beautiful score by Randy Newman. This is easily the most powerful tearjerker that I 've ever seen, thanks in large part to the brilliant performances by Williams and De Niro. But to be fair, the whole cast was excellent, and they were helped by a script that was nearly perfect. For me, the scenes with Miller proved to be the most emotional, but really, the whole film was heartwarming or heartbreaking on some level.
His heroin empire was the largest in the world during those decades. He died of natural causes in 2007. Number Four: The Ochoa Brothers. Another unseemly family story, the three Ochoa brothers began trafficking drugs in 1977 when they had their boss executed to take over cocaine exports. Together, they earned a profit of $6 billion.
Jesse James was a legendary American outlaw who murdered, robbed banks and trains. Although, some people see him as the courageous robin hood sharing the wealthier people 's riches to the poor. No one ever knew what his main purpose was. He was born on September 5, 1847 in Kearney, Missouri. He was raised in a household full of violent and unstable family members, especially his step-father who treated him and his brother frank poorly.
On April 8th 1994 the legendary rock star Kurt Cobain was found dead in his house, by an electric employee. It was later ruled that it was a suicide, but the forensic, testimonial, and statistical evidence pointed to something else. He was on too much heroin to function, his soon to be ex wife said things that were very suspicious, and the suicide note might have been a forgery. This could only mean one thing, Kurt Cobain was murdered. A lot of the information that points to Kurt being murdered came from a very important man named Tom Grant.
The murder started off with Anthony, and continued on with the other guests as the days past bringing fear and madness into their minds. Anthony Marston was a young, bold man. On November 14 Anthony killed John and Lucy Combes in a car accident,but showed no remorse. This caused him to be blamed of murder for the children’s death. Anthony was
Howard Hawk’s The Big Sleep is one of many films that has taken the crown for best film noir genre. The story is about a private investigator who’s hired by General Sternwood to deal with a blackmailer. Marlowe has to track down the man trying to blackmail Carmen (one of Sternwoods’ wild daughters) over some gambling debts. This is just the beginning for the Marlowe as he is being led deeper into shadows of Los Angeles. Sorry for the spoiler alert but our character isn’t your ordinary hero this world-weary private eye with his sarcastic attitude and cigarette and wisecracks isn’t looking for a happy ending.