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Summary Of Gangs Of New York

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Directed by the legendary director Martin Scorsese, along with splendid performances of the duo Leonardo DiCaprio and Daniel Day - Lewis, Gangs of New York is an excellent film illustrated the chaotic peril of 1860s New York City based on actual historical events. Build upon the nonfiction novel by Herbert Asbury, The Gangs of New York: An Informal History of the Underworld, the movie depicted the conflict between the Americans and the Irish immigrants due to the rising wave of immigration to America. Although the movie is overall very intriguing, and gave an in-depth insight into the modern gang of New York City in the 19th century, it omits certain events in history for the purpose of entertainment. The story began in 1846, when the conflict between the "Natives" and the Irish immigrants had risen to its peak. Priest Vallon and his gang fought against Bill the Butcher to defend their people and their beliefs. At the end, the infamous Five Points was filled with blood and bodies - including that of Vallon. In the midst of chaos, his son disappeared trying to protect himself. Sixteen years later, Amsterdam Vallon returned to Five Points and determined to seek revenge for his beloved father.
Prior to this time, there were large numbers of immigrants and refugees from Irish for the religious freedom, but mostly to escape from the Great Famine of 1845-1851 (Foner 343). According to (http://www.ushistory.org/us/25f.asp) , in the middle half of 19th century, over two
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