JESSE JAMES AND AL CAPONE: OUTLAW VS GANGSTER A Paper Presented to Mrs. Heidi Kabadi Regis Jesuit High School In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Course American History by Connor Harshman 3/26/13 Connor Harshman There is no question that Jesse James and Al Capone both greatly effected America. These men were groundbreaking in their times, becoming nationally known for the crimes they committed. Jesse James was a Wild West outlaw that stopped at nothing to lead bank heists and rob trains. Al Capone revolutionized organized crime and made millions by selling illegal alcohol during prohibition, and kill anyone who tried to stop him. These men changed America for many years with their actions, but which of them had a bigger effect?
He sells drugs, shoots people, and bribes cops. The movie portrays a crime syndicate like a successful businessman showing Frank getting married with Miss Puerto Rico, wearing fancy suits, or living in an enormous mansion. A scene which shows the detachment between his personal life and business is shown when he shoots his rival in the head on the street. Right before that, he was having a conversation with his cousins. As the movie shows crime scenes caused by black men, the role of black community becomes very powerful in the movie.
Abnormal Psychology A Movie Analysis on Scarface A great movie to see that shows Abnormal Psychology is Scarface, released in 1983. The main character of the movie is Al Pacino as Tony Montana. Tony Montana a ruthlessly violent Cuban refugee arrives in Miami, Florida during the 1980 Mariel boatlift. He and his best friend, Manny Ribera (Steven Bauer), are sent to a refugee camp, but wealthy drug dealer Frank Lopez (Robert Loggia) arranges for them to obtain green cards in return for the assassination of a former Cuban government official. Tony Montana becomes a drug cartel kingpin during the cocaine boom of the 1980s.
Amber Grimes American Gangster The movie that I chose was American Gangster. American Gangster tells a story about how the emerge of drug traffic and trade was in the streets of Harlem, New York. Denzel Washington plays real life gangster- Frank Lucas back in the 70s that was originally from North Carolina. Lucas moves to Harlem and is apprenticed under a notorious crime boss- Bumpy. Frank became involved after seeing how his idol Bumpy had the respect, money and power to do what he wanted.
Aren’t you glad you live in a time where racism is no longer acceptable? In the novella, The Gold Cadillac, by Mildred Taylor, we meet an African American father who realizes that the safety of his family is more important than his need to exercise his rights. As the story unfolds we meet an African American father named Wilbert who lived with his family during the 1950s. Wilbert, the father, impulsively purchases an expensive Cadillac without the approval of his wife, Dee. He then decides to drive the Cadillac south even though his friends and family have expressed their fears about his decision.
Hood life consists of bling-bling, money, fancy cars, drugs, drug dealers, and gangs. I can say I am glad I have a family that has had the best of both worlds, meaning they have experienced real life and street life. This allows me to get insight into which way I would like to live my life. I will admit in the past I chose to live in the streets my parents were not happy with this and they did their best to stir me in the right direction. I enjoyed the street life as long as life was going good but when thing got tough I always ran home to mother and father.
Samuel Griffiths Clyde’s uncle and Asa's brother, a successful businessman who owns a collar factory in Lycurgus, New York. Oscar Hegglund A bell boy at the Green-Davidson who befriends Clyde. Thomas Ratterer A bell boy at the Green-Davidson who befriends Clyde. Hortense Briggs A friend of Louise Ratterer who Clyde romantically pursues. Willard Sparser A friend of Hegglund who borrows his boss’s Packard for the fatal automobile trip.
The dream and storm that night was just a sign of what was to come next. The play All My Sons written by Arthur Miller is set in a Mid-West American town in the 140’s. The thematic intensions of the play evolve from a true story which occurred in WWII; a man who struggles with the pressure of making money and dealing with ethical and personal responsibilities. Joe Keller a wealthy businessman knowingly shipped out faulty cylinder heads to the navy, which lead to the death of many soldiers and the arrest of his deputy manager Steve Deever and himself. Joe sacrificed his honour in his struggle to make his family wealthy and strong as Joe denied his part in the shipment and blamed it all on Steve.
One day he paid a lady playing a guitar on street for money to watch his Bone density x-ray machine and she stole it. This he called his being stupid day. We know it’s the early 1980’s because President Ronald Reagan is delivering a speech on the economic hardship the country is going through. Chris Gardner (Will Smith) is a self employed salesman in San Francisco. Chris invests all their money into medical scanners that he inturn will sell to doctors and hospitals.
Lucky seems happy to be working for Dove as well as living with him and there seem to be a light ahead for him. Yet after a couple of deals gone wrong, and the breaking of a rule Dove had made, Lucky is shot in the head. Firstly I want to discuss if his lifestyle was chosen by himself or if it just was a path he was set upon. Lucky is only fifteen years old. He’s living at home in the beginning, but gets kicked out by his parents because of his drug addiction.