Each character displayed in the breakfast club played a significant role in showing how individuals from varies backgrounds can relate to other another. John Bender is considered the criminal of the group. He is known as a bully and trouble maker with no regard for authority. Bender seems to be desperate for attention which could explain his behavior. His reputation as being tough and a jerk perceives him. Through is rough exterior he is dealing with major issues at home. Bender lives in a home with a father that abuses him and his mother both emotionally and physically. Due to this abuse he has become abusive towards others creating a dangerous cycle.
Bootlegging came about in America during the 1920s, when the prohibition laws were passed. These banned the production and sale of alcohol in the US. Bootlegger controlled the illegal sale of alcohol. After the unpopular prohibition laws were passed, gangs saw a need and began producing alcohol illegally. Many middle class people contributed to the successful ‘businessmen’ (bootleggers). Some of these people included those who are expected to be following the law and those who were supposed to be enforcing the law such as judges and policemen. The source is aimed to explain the extent of which organised crime took place and how ironic it was.
Elliot Ness is responsible for turning Cleveland, Ohio around in the mid-1930's. When he was working in Chicago's Justice Department, he received an assignment to bring down the infamous mobster Alphonse Capone. Al Capone was a well-known mobster by the end of 1928. Capone was a massively wealthy crime boss in the Chicago Mafia or Chicago Mob. They made about sixty million dollars per year by bootlegging, operating twenty illegal breweries, and controlling the sale of liquor to over ten-thousand bars. Anyways back to Eliot Ness. Ness and nine other agents from “The Untouchables” successfully captured and stopped the operations of breweries run by Capone. This was Ness's most recognized achievements.
Imagine a world filled with big men with strong accents, walking around in suits with big cigars in their mouths. These men were loyal to their families but were dangerous if ever crossed. Does one thing wrong and you might as well dig your grave. These men thrived on the terrible economic trouble America was going through. These men are a big part of history and still have an effect on us today. These terrible intimidating men were a part of the mafia. The mafia, caused by dark times in America and corrupt police force, was a very influential group to America and lead to many deaths and a hurt America.
criminal that was behind it all, Al Capone. This is when our heroes enter, The Untouchables. In the movie, The Untouchables were a team assembled by Federal Treasury Officer, Eliot Ness, to help combat the massacres by mobsters in Chicago. The Federal Ban of alcohol (prohibition) led to an illegal market for liquor and in turn, more crime. Now that you have a general knowledge of the setting, we have the movie, The Untouchables. In the movie, there are four characters as part of the team. Eliot
Criminal activity in the 1920s advanced vigorously throughout the United States which became publicly witnessed due to the aftermath of the progressive era, resulting in broadcasts, radio, and newspaper. Scandals, such as the Harding Administration Scandal and Teapot Dome Scandal, and illegal activity, such as the gangster Al Capone, became eminent and symbolized corruption of the 1920s.
“Like, when I step outside myself kinda, and when I, when I look at myself, you know? And I see me and I don’t like what I see, I really don’t.” Anthony Michael Hall played the role of the brainiac, Brian Johnson, in The Breakfast Club. Likewise, Brian is portrayed as the typical “nerd” in high school; he strives to do his best and please his parent’s. Similarly, I can relate to Brian because my parent’s expect as much from me as his do. They are always encouraging me to strive to do my best and never settle; nonetheless, I now push myself to try and accomplish anything I set my mind to. Although Brian Johnson is very successful in his school work he struggles deep beneath his skin with being accepted by society.
Everything was going good and Capone had everything under control besides the few gangs that kept on trying to take his turf. So eventually Capone got tired of it and ordered them to get executed. Thus leading to the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. The plan was to get a bootlegger to lure Bugs Moran and his gang to a back alley where Capone 's men would dress like police officers and take the gangs guns then open fire and kill everyone. Just one small hiccup. Bugs Moran saw the Cop car before anyone else and ran away before capone 's men could kill him. Capone being smart planned his vacation and left when this was happening but the police and the media knew it was his planning. This made Capone famous. When he came back he thought two of his partners betrayed him so he casually asked them to come over and eat before he beat them to death with a baseball
Determining what defines an abnormal behavior is not simply black and white. To evaluate and diagnose someone it takes clinical assessment and observation of their character and behavior. This paper will review the character of Randle McMurphy from the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. By utilizing the DSM-5 criteria for Personality Disorders Randle could be diagnosed as Antisocial Personality Disorder because of the behaviors he exhibited throughout the movie.
Members of his gang were often called "American Boys" : a group of non-Italian, native born criminals."(Lantzer). Before prohibition was enforced, many gangs had their hands tied up in illegal gambling and prostitution. Capone and his gang dominated Chicago and cause lots of fear in people. As Witer explained in his work about Capone's ability with his gang, "By the late 1920's, his gang also dominated gambling, labor racketeering, and other Criminal activities and established contacts with gangs." (Witer). Capone's popularity was growing, he had a name on his back, as The public enemy number one. He was national celebrity, as Witer explained in his work, "Capone became a national celebrity both because of his great wealth and because Police seemed unable or unwilling to bring him to justice."(Witer). He was never caught by the police, because most of the police were involved in organized
Al Capone’s crime boss “ Torrio” was the one who had mainly influenced Al Capone into the life of crime in the city of chicago and had “Torrio taught Capone the importance of maintaining a respectable front while running a racketeering business” (History) , After some time Torrio had made Al Capone his second, his “right-hand man”. Al Capone had done many different crimes around the city of chicago with had made his name more popular and notorious around the city, mostly including bootlegging, prostitution and gambling. Al Capone was very much aware of gang war over territories in chicago, so he would often negotiate with rival gangs for territory. Later on one day his boss Torrio was returning back from a shopping trip from the market and was ambushed and had got shot several times. Soon after that Torrio was frightened and worried about another assassination attempt on his life would happen again, so he had made Al Capone the boss of the gang and had put Capone in control of the operations, while he had fled Chicago and went off to live his life somewhere else.
The 1920’s consisted of a lot of things. Such as the 18th amendment, 19th amendment, and self expression. The 18th amendment was the ban of alcohol, known as prohibition. The 19th amendment involved women’s suffrage. Where women did not have the right to vote, or do just about anything for that matter. The 1920’s was an interesting, yet powerful era to live through.
The Secretary of Treasury, Andrew Mellon, set out to find the evidence to prosecute Capone. Capone was jailed for a period of time for carrying a concealed weapon until March 16, 1930. It was not until Elmer Irey placed undercover agents within Capone’s crew did law enforcement have a chance of getting hard evidence. An agent ended up dead before he could testify. However, Irey had two bookkeepers of Capone’s businesses there to testify that were protected by the police before the trial. It was not until an agent, Eliot Ness angered Capone by exposing Prohibition violations and ruining Capone’s bootlegging business. It was the end for Al Capone. He was indicted for 22 counts of tax evasion and 68 members of his organization were charged with violations of the Volstead Act. It was an end of an era. Al Capone was going to prison ("Al Capone,"
Throughout the history of the United States of America, there has been an evident issue with the “newcomers”, the American dream, and the upward mobility of the lower class immigrants in 1920s in America. Ethnic organized crime is a phenomenon that has been largely ignored by social scientists and historians . American dream is a widely used term that became a powerful metaphor, of the American values. Americans believe, that these values can be reached through hard work and individual effort. Amongst these values is one, which James Truslow Adams in the “epic of America”, which signifies one of the values “being able to grow to grow to fullest development as men and women unhampered by the barriers which had slowly been erected
February 27 1920 F.B.I agent Morgan got a leak that Capone was falsifying his health to not go to the grand jury to be a witness for a violation of prohibition laws case.He got interested and had agent Jarrett in Miami, Florida to look into it. They soon found that he was completely ok.