Wednesday, September 7, 2011

HU121: Unit 7 - Reading & Discussion Question

Assigned Reading:

Chapter 7

Discussion Question:

Do films like The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino, and Donny Brasco glorify the lives of those involved in organized crime? 
What about HBO's award-winning series The Sopranos? 
Why do so many people find Tony Soprano to be a sympathetic character?

Discussion Answer:

The darker side of humanity has always been glorified in films and organized crime is no exception. The Godfather, Goodfellas, Casino and Donnie Brasco  are just a few films about organized crime where they are glorified by showing a lifestyle of excess, without consequence and where a lot of money can be made. The HBO's award-winning series The Sopranos is no different, but the title character Tony Soprano has been found to be a sympathetic character because he is essentially a family man just trying to provide for them.

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