When we think of the mafia and gangs, one name comes to mind, Al Capone. Al Capone, also known as Scarface, was an infamous mafia leader who was active in Chicago during the Prohibition era. Having committed numerous criminal deeds and being the man behind countless murders, Capone was finally arrested for tax evasion . Now, you might ask, “How was he able to commit all these violent deeds without being imprisoned?” Well, we first have to go to the beginning of Capone’s life.
He grew up without a father, it was because of this loss that he often wondered what it would be like to have one. The fact that his own brother was hanging around the wrong people and falling deeper, and deeper into the world that demolishes any chances of a decent future for young people. A world full of violence, drugs, and imprisonment. Tony undoubtedly influenced Wes for the worst. This is obvious when the author writes, “To Wes, Tony was a “certified gangsta.”
He started dealing with drugs and getting arrested at a very young age. When Tony found out, he confronted him and began to beat him up because he didn’t want to get involved with that stuff. His “two-hundred-dollar Cross Colours set” was “covered with grass stains and dirt”. (Moore, 71) This demonstrates how no matter how luxurious things may seem, they'll wear out just like any other thing.
Tony wanted to put an end to the situation as soon as possible so he pinned Wes down and fought him until his mother came outside and pulled tony off of Wes . Mary didn't want to believe that Wes was selling drugs. It was
“Tony was exhausted. Tired from the beating he just gave Wes. Tired from repeating himself. ‗If you won‘t listen, that‘s on you. You have potential to do so much more, go so much further. You can lead a horse to water, but you can‘t make him drink right?‘…That was the last time Tony ever tried to talk to Wes about the drug game.” – pgs.
After Tony sees the death of Narciso, Tony comes home and tells his family. Then, he immediately goes to see Ultima, and she helps put him to sleep. While sleeping, Tony dreams that he is asking God to forgive Andrew for going to Rosie’s house. God declines the request because he says he was not a God of forgiveness. Tony then tells him he will become a priest in exchange for Andrew’s forgiveness, and God says, “I can have no priest who has golden idols before him…”
3). Tony has been in and out of jail since he was an adolescent. He hits, steals, and he destroys property and says he enjoys doing so "because people are stupid". He shows little remorse for his crimes, behaves impulsively, and lacks empathy for the rights and feelings of others.
Tony Carbo sacrificed time, money, and his love for Kathy for the hopes of John winning the senatorship, Granted Carbo has selfish reasons in his trust and reliance on John. However, all of the things he sacrificed for John, whose dreams rested on the senatorship, were all put to waste when John’s lie fell through. This lie disrupted John’s “unending rite of passage,” his desire to appease those around him and gain the doting of those around him (Kowalczuk 6). Tony notes how John keeps everything “Buried,” which is a source of distrust among the two men, therefore contributing to the fact that John almost has a power over people so much so that although not much is know about the man himself, there are still those who would follow him (O’Brien 8). Not to mention the fact that his desire to be a politician only reinforces his position as an architect of manipulation, Tony Carbo realizes that “There are consequences in the real world to any kind of escape,” these consequences being the destruction of John's dreams and in turn his own(Sawyer
At 10 o'clock the police were ready for Fat Tony's drug trade. Soon two big trucks and two small cars pulled up at the abandon warehouses not knowing about the trap. Out of the two smalls car came Fat Tony and his goons. The police weren't Fat Tony be there. "What the hell Fat Tony never shows up at his drug trades, Officer Robbin's stated." Waiting to strike the police waited for something to
Tony loves him so thats the main reason why she gives him another chance, but he also did allot for her to realise that she could be losing her soulmate, another person who helped her find that out was her friend Jone. Jone helps her out by kicking her out of her house and telling her what a great husband she has and how she has become a better person with him.
They joined the other girls in a horizontal line to stop the gunshots from ever continuing. Many other people who went to Wingdale and worked there joined them on the line. As they joined in the line the police were on their way to arrest Fat Tony and his crew. During the distraction Fat Tony decided to go on the run from police. No one had time to go after Fat Tony and capture him
Although the characters believed they lived a good life, in my own perspective I saw the exact opposite. The good life is demonstrated through success, success through a career, education, goals, and love. The gangs only had one another and without the support of that gang, these boys would not exist as individual human beings. The Jets did not want to have jobs, and they mocked the ex-gang member, Tony, for leaving the gang to make a future for himself. Life outside the gang was not an option for the Jets. None of the boys had any future plans or felt the need for anything else in their lives. Tony did not live the good life, but he did have dreams. He knew there was a better life for him out there, and parting from the gang allowed him to search for that life. He wanted to get away from the city, have a peaceful home, and a wonderful wife. His future was important to him; he wanted to be a successful man. Tony’s character contradicts the beliefs of the Jets, allowing viewers to see into the minds of the gang members and their beliefs about the good life.
Drugs, violence, drugs, materialism, drugs, immorality and more drugs. The movie explores a lot of themes, crime, politics, psychology and the “American Dream”, all which is portrayed in a bloody and foul-mouthed manner. Scarface is a glorified portrayal and subversion of crime life at the same time. Tony Montana is an immigrant that has nowhere else to go, he then goes to a life of crime, got rich, and then goes down. It is a common misconception that the movie glorifies violence. The conceptions are wrong; the movie portrays violent scenes as a major turning point for characters, both tragic and bittersweet. Like the tagline of the movie. Tony loved “The American Dream, with a
Once her father heard this, he got Toni’s description and that night she was arrested. The next morning, to be careful, Steve and Eddie’s friend Waldo patrolled the front of the school building, because they heard Toni was released in the morning and she might want revenge. However, due to Steve’s excessiveness on Laura’s safety, she becomes annoyed and tells Steve that she is fine on her own, but once he left, she is instantly greeted by Toni and her gang. This time Toni tells Laura that she better not testify against her or else and at that moment Toni flashes Laura a gun, which scares her. The next day, Laura is outside talking to her friends about the other new shoes, and Laura asks isn’t she afraid of someone taking them. Her friend responded that her shoes are not going to be taken and shows Laura that she is carrying a gun, in order to protect herself. As her friends left Steve helped Laura to her car, but they’re both halted by the school’s dealer, Bobby. Bobby talks about how everyone knows the rumor that Toni pulled a gun on Laura yesterday and he thinks that she should get a gun in order to protect
Today was the day I so patiently had been waiting for, coronation day! As a commoner it was almost unheard of to be able to visit the castle amongst the royals. I walked up to the tall door and entered the grand dining hall. The dining hall was dark and cold sending a shiver up my spine. The sound of laughter and conversation bounced off the walls overpowering the room. That was when I saw him, Macbeth, our future King, accompanied by his wife. Macbeth looked even taller and wiser in person, he was the type of man anyone would want as their king. At least that was what I had thought.