Essays Tagged: "gangsters"

Commercial vices - gambling, prostitution, and drugs

tates attempted to prohibit alcohol and failed. TheMafia made its money by bootlegging alcohol. The gangsters of the twentiesand thiries were in the alcohol business just as the drug peddlers of today ... d their unstoppable gambling. Now governments run lotteries and license and supervisecasinos so the gangsters are largely out, cheating in minimal, and governments earnrevenue instead of paying police ...

(2 pages) 101 0 3.3 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Tupac Amaru Shakur

ill Oakland med resten av sin familj. Det var då han började umgås med rappare och gangsters. Efter ett tag gick han med i Digital Underground, som dansare.Digital Underground blev ef ...

(3 pages) 106 0 4.1 Dec/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Gang Activity

all gang members joined because their friends influenced them (Solution for a new year 1996). Teen gangsters will pressure peers into becoming part of a gang by making it sound glamorous. Recruiters ...

(6 pages) 265 0 4.2 Jan/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

The Crime Film,Compares scarface and Bonnie and Clyde

which they are made: musicals end happily; the westerns will all have the final shoot out; and the gangsters will all be overcome by justice or meet their own demise. The reason for the consistency i ... o the final shot of Cody Jarret. The great depression in the mid-west was the setting for the rural gangsters of Bonnie and Clyde: a film that changed the way the classical gangster was viewed. Earlie ...

(8 pages) 161 0 4.6 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Taxi Driver

the problems. In 'Taxi Driver', 'The Other', according to me, is two elements: women an criminals (gangsters). In the beginning of the film, the protagonist, Travis Bickle falls in love with a woman ... der to take revenge, he tries to assassinate Palantine in front of her. 'The other' also appears as gangsters in the movie. Travis, in order to eliminate them, becomes a criminal just like them. There ...

(3 pages) 69 0 3.5 Jan/1994

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


Vegas.After the movie we walked out and sat on Ryan's car to have a cigarette while we imitated the gangsters from the movie. I noticed one of the guys I had seen before the movie over by my car urina ...

(4 pages) 56 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Life Interrupted. Speaks of Eric 'Eazy-E' Wright

r of the same year, N.W.A's Straight Outta Compton LP frightened the media into labeling the group 'gangsters'. This was a label the group wore and exploited with such force that by the time Eazy rele ...

(2 pages) 29 0 5.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Music History & Studies > Performers & Composers

Real Machiavelli

ng philosopher Bertrand Russell dismissed Machiavelli's masterpiece, The Prince, as "a handbook for gangsters." The 10th edition of Webster's Collegiate Dictionary informs latter-day students that "Ma ...

(6 pages) 142 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

To what extent were individuals responsible for the downfall of Bastista's regime?

sta in 1959.Batista prompted his own downfall by his corrupt, violent and controlling regime run by gangsters. This made the average people turn away from him and hope for a new leader. Batista's inte ...

(4 pages) 58 0 4.4 Aug/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > Central & Southamerican History

This essay is my interpretation of what Quentin Terrintenio's, Pulp Fiction is abaut.

iar within this bizarre world.In Quentin Terrintenio's, Pulp Fiction, the actors portray modern-day gangsters and the story is three stories told in backwards order. To say the least, this not you're ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Thouts on TEEN Magazine.

e. I feel like they arejust for preps and the trendoid freaks. Well what about the other groups?The gangsters, punks, skaters, bikers, or whatever. They should reallygive recognition to the other peop ...

(3 pages) 28 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community > Children and Youngsters

The Oprichnina This essay is about the oprichnina in Russian during Ivan the terrible's reign. It goes over what they did and why they were created

d like monks wearing black and riding black horses, they were violent and are similar to modern day gangsters. In a final count, the Oprichnina numbered 6,000. An Oprichnik, one of the members, had a ...

(2 pages) 33 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Look at the opening sequence of Baz Luhrmann's film version of 'Romeo and Juliet'. Analyse this scene and discuss the techniques the director uses to convey his interpretation of the text.

and showy but then the music changes to spaghetti western to represent the Capulets as cowboys and gangsters. This might be his way of saying that the Capulets are old fashioned and the Montagues are ... ng. They seem brash and disrespectful. They seem to do what they want, but when confronted by other gangsters they quickly lose their cocky attitude. They are seen driving a flash car with their own n ...

(6 pages) 41 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables': A Lesson in History? Complete w/Annotated Bibliography

oncrete maze of Chicago streets. This was an all-too real occurrence during the Prohibition era. As gangsters from rival gangs riddled each other with bullets, and deftly defied the law through slight ... s the fact that the gangster will survive, the camera displays an extreme close up of the horrified gangsters face. From this point we can see the sweat rolling down his face, the clenched teeth of ad ...

(5 pages) 64 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis


essly..." This definition is traditionally slanted toward applying to male youth, and stereotypical gangsters, from the Mafia to street criminals. Persons who often have a negative attitude toward you ...

(2 pages) 38 0 3.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Comparative Essays

Gangster Films

ica at that moment in time. The film Goodfellas directed by Martin Scorsese in 1990 is a film about gangsters working their way up through the ladder of the mob. Casino which was directed by Martin Sc ... s directed by Martin Scorsese as well, in 1995 is a struggle for power, money, and a woman over two gangsters. The Godfather I and II directed in 1972 and 1974 respectively by Francis Ford Coppola dea ...

(4 pages) 75 0 3.7 Sep/2004

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

Mafia/Italian Stereotypes

Most people think that people from the mafia are ruthless gangsters, who don't care about anybody except them selves. They can do anything they want to and no ... l Italian and all the people who the family deals with are Italians. Another stereotype is that all gangsters cheat on their wives. In The Sopranos pretty much all the guys have a mistress who their w ... runs his gang out of a night club. One of the biggest stereotype about the mafia is that all of the gangsters can do what ever they ant and they almost never get caught or punished for the crimes they ...

(2 pages) 85 2 3.4 Oct/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies


fully writing7B, great, super what can I say?You will stay in my heart night and dayCrazy, naughty, gangsters at many timesHelpful and sweet should get a prizeBest of teachers are all around youWish I ...

(1 pages) 13 0 0.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Alphonse Capone - a short history

Gambling stations were set up all over cities. Prostitution and Murders were also crimes that made gangsters money.Alphonse Capone was the biggest force in organized crime. He started his career of c ... got back all of his money winning bets.Charles Lucky Luciano was another one of the most successful gangsters during the 1920s. His place of crime was New York. Luciano started under a man named Maran ...

(6 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Advantages of Communism in Eastern Europe

rose greatly, some police couldn't do anything to stop it, others wouldn't do anything to stop it; gangsters were helped by corruption and inexperience among the police force and adapted very well to ... mmercial interests, weapons sold by Russian generals were distributed to anyone even terrorists and gangsters (D2). Thefts became common; "People stole produce and tools from their work places to trad ...

(4 pages) 30 1 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History