Similarities Between Scarface And The Godfather

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INTRODUCTION The films Scarface (1983) and The Godfather (1972) are both crime-drama films which focus on the rise of their respective characters up the criminal ladder, becoming leaders on their own right and experiencing parallels on their stories while interacting with characters with duality in rules for both films. Scarface’s Tony Montana opted for drug trade and started his own empire on the back and blood of the people he killed, while Michael Corleone took matters to his own hands when he saw his family being besieged by the other families, psychologically exploring the minds of the characters while trying to deal with outside threats and stimulus. STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM 1. What are the similarities of the film? 2. How does the in-set era of the films affect the characters? 3. How does the journey of the main characters (Tony/Michael) parallel? SIMILARITIES Both the films have similarities in terms of: Theme - Both films have the premise of trying to compete with his illusions, self-made challenges and more, in short, it is man vs. himself. Tony is given agency to compete with his delusion and paranoia after he gains the necessary power and wealth to warrant excuses. He eventually starts berating his friend Manny and wife Elvira, and his paranoia becomes more rampant with his drug usage. He inflicted his hell upon himself while trying to manage it. This delusional paranoia and cocaine use is what brought him to his end. Michael is not really needed, except for

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