The Sopranos

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The Sopranos The media and specifically television portray Italian Americans as criminals or people of power in the illegal world. Television portrays their ethnicity on a stereotypical background that most people have come to know as truth. There is a show on cable called the Sopranos. This show is a depiction of the New Jersey mafia and how it handles it's day to day operations. The show's creators and writers have put together a wonderful exaggeration of how the New Jersey organized crime families live. I am a big fan of the show and enjoy watching how the characters portray real-life mobsters. The affects that this show has on people vary in many ways. Many people may believe that this is really how the mob operates. Others watch this show and start developing a fear or hate for the Italian American population. Although, the Sopranos were created for the purpose of entertainment, it has affected many people in their personal lives. The stars of the show have changed their lives, for example: the son of the main mobster was arrested for assaulting another person a...
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