This time when an argument breaks out at the card table, he is more than ready to fight. After beating Johnny in a fist fight, the Swede leaves the hotel and goes into town. The new found bravado caused by the alcohol and the fight is what causes the Swede to lose his life to the Gambler. Even though this story was written about the Old West, the theme that alcohol can change people is still very true today.
However, Vito agrees to alleviate the undertaker’s concerns on the fate of the two men if the mortician swears loyalty to Vito and promises he will help Vito when a favor is called upon. By bringing the undertaker into the Corleone “family”, Vito can then justify bringing violence down upon the two men who raped the undertaker’s daughter. After the meeting has concluded, Vito, whose moral code is certainly corrupt but not from saving, says to the oth... ... middle of paper ... ...o in nature and crimes are committed because these men find thrill in it. Unlike the calculated violence of The Godfather, in Goodfellas, Tommy DeVito killing a young waiter named Spider over nothing shows the rough, unstable, and volatile life many gangsters truly led. Neither of Henry Hill’s originally redeeming acts of loyalty, getting arrested for selling cigarettes as a teen and going to jail with Jimmy for beating a man, all the while telling the cops nothing, matter.
He plays his political side by telling a tear-jerking rags-to-riches story to the Women’s Temperance League, making them all swoon with admiration as his ability to persevere through the hard times his father put him through. But then another side of Nucky is seen. We see the powerful Nucky, one who parties all through the night, supplying illegal alcohol to those who pay for it. This contradiction of Nucky is fascinating because you first see Nucky as a strong, upholding figure of the law, but then you are quickly introduced to his sly and cunning ways, sneaking around the law, with the assistance of his sheriff brother, to avoid jail for many of his crimes. We are also brought back to Nucky’s generous, political ... ... middle of paper ... ... a place of illegal activity and political corruption.
This can be seen not only when Jack feels as though Wendy has noticed Jack spending a lot of time in the cellar, but also when Jack hides the scrapbook from Wendy. Like an alcoholic would attempt to hide their drunkenness, Jack is keeping the scrapbook a secret. Furthermore, Jack’s self-destructive habits from his drinking have shifted towards the scrapbook. Through his obsession, he is hurting himself. This is demonstrated physically and emotionally.
The Swede wins the fight but leaves the hotel with a false sense of confidence. He goes to a nearby bar and boasts about his victory and eventually gets himself in a fight with a gambler; and Swede eventually is killed. The central idea behind the action in the story is that a person might play a minor role in a terrible act and think that it's ok, but when the outcome is seen it can be that the person who play minor roles may be equal to the persons at large. There are five main characters in "The Blue Hotel." The most dominant of them is "a shaky and quick-eyed" Swede who acts very nervously and strangely.
He kept reassuring himself they knew nothing while chatting and answering their questions. Just as he thought he was in the clear for the murder of the old man, the narrator begins to hear a thumping and beating noise. He is alarmed by the noise, worried the police who are questioning him are hearing the same noise he is. The noise he is hearing is of a heart. Not his own heart, nor the heart of the old man he just murdered, but is the cadence and realization of his own guilt.
In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”, “The Purloined Letter” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”, Edgar Allan Poe explores horror, the mystery of psychology and puzzles in order to show the depth of the human mind and the consequences of it. In “The Tell-Tale Heart”, a man opens up by saying that he will defend his sanity yet confessing that he has killed old man who he takes care of. The police show up and ask him if he knows anything about the screams the old man had made. He tells them no and they believe him. In the end he hears them talking and laughing and assumes that they are mocking him and know that he is lying.
They lied, cheat, and stole to get to the top, they didn’t care who they threw under the bus all that was important was fulfilling there extravagant lifestyles of wealth and power. In the end the bosses will do whatever it takes to keep the tradition of old school mobsters alive, eventually these members enjoy the lifestyle too much that they allow all the power and money to get into there heads. Deception and corruption plays a huge role through the movie since no one can trust each other and holes in the dessert hung against their heads. The film did a well job of showing the corruption with in the inner workings of Las Vegas and exposes the crime and punishment that follows.
Substance abuse changed him and drove him to be a different person than he really was. After killing the cat he felt little to no remorse for the deed he had committed and went back to his drinking and partying.Eventually his drinking led him to kill his wife, substance abuse changed him into a cold hearted man who could rationalize killing his wife and getting away with it. Substance abuse affects the entire body, in The Black Cat it affects the narrators personality and his mood but alcohol can also have physical affects on the body. From the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, they state that alcohol can interfere with your brains communication pathways, and can also affects the way your brain works and looks in the long run. They state also along with what happens to the brain that it can disrupt mood and behavior, make it harder to think clear and move with coordinating skills.
.the Swede regains control of himself and will now try to extend it, like Scully, to all men." When they return to the card game the Swede shows his control subtly by sitting where he wants and getting his own drink. Scully tries to regain his control by talking about the guests "under his roof," but the Swede continues to exert his power by insisting on another game High-Five. During this next game, control shifts between characters. Gleckner writes, "the cowboy and the Swede whack the board in violent control; Johnnie cheats to control; the Easterner allows the others to control by remaining silent."