Analysis Of The Book ' The Wolf On Wall Street '

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Money hungry, 26 year-old, stock broker, Jordan Belfort enters Wall Street and soon gains his nickname the “Wolf on Wall Street” because of the face-paced and vicious way he takes on this newfound career. He gains some new habits along the way that include gambling, drinking, hookers, and his favorite part earning enough money to do whatever he wants. Fast-forward a few years he is a millionaire with a fancy estate, a gorgeous wife, and a drug problem that he describes as “enough drugs to sedate Manhattan, Queens, and Long Island for one month.” (Scorsese, 2013) In just a few short earnings of his millions Jordan gains the attention of the FBI because of the low-cuts and backwards ways of how he has earned his fortune. Soon enough Belfort finds a way to cover his tracks and starts smuggling his money to Switzerland. After a several close calls, Jordan turns over a new leaf, gets sober, and starts to make an honest living. However, after a couple of years, his past catches up with him; the Switzerland banker that Belfort used gets caught on American soil, sells out Jordan to the cops, and an even more dramatic series of unfortunate events unfolds as Belfort ends up in jail for all of his unlawful crimes in his past. Let’s rewind a couple of scenes and see just how Mr. Belfort handles such a luxurious, stressful life. To describe that he has a drug problem is an understatement. In the first 30 seconds of the movie Jordan says “I take Quaaludes 10-15 times a day for my "back…

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