Bonnie And Clyde Barrow's Life During The Great Depression

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It’s not every day that robbers and murderers are questioned for being heroes or villains, but for Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrows it was a different story. During the Great Depression they stole, killed and caused unspeakable amounts of mischief. Everyone who even glanced at a newspaper would have known who they were. Although Clyde Barrows life of crime actually began as a petty thief in 1926, it really began to take off with Parker and the 1930s bank robbers, which included people such as, John Dillinger and Charles Arthur Floyd, also known as “pretty boy”. Some people believe that Bonnie and Clyde and the 1930s bank robbers were villains, others say heroes of the Great Depression.. The Great Depression was a tragedy that put…show more content…
Also, people are very greedy and wanted more then they needed. During this era, people wanted to see the banks and the government suffer, as they were suffering themselves. two people who never knew that what they were doing could possibly turn them into heroes of the Great Depression were Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrows. Bonnie Parker was born on October 1, 1910 in a small Texas city called Rowena. She was a beautiful yet very petite girl, she stood at 4’11’’ and weighed no more than 90 pounds. “Photographs...failed to do justice to her looks.” Bonnie Parker grew up dreaming about having true love and romance like in the movies, which could be the reason why she dropped out of school and rushed into marriage with Roy Thorton at the young age of 16. This marriage did not go as well as she had planned, and Thorton ended up in jail. Parker then moved on to live with her grandmother. Her dream of finding true love appeared to be over, that was until one night at a friend’s house when she was nineteen, she met Clyde Barrows, who was twenty one. The man who turned her entire life

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