The Godfather
Personal Feelings

July 28, 2001

1.

Brief Plot Summary

Mobsters fued over a powerful family leader's no-drug policy.

2.

Interesting Character

I found the character Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando) to be interesting. He touted a strong policy against drugs, yet was in a profession where murder was commonplace. I have trouble understanding how one can have no remorse for killing another person for thier own gain, but not be willing to deal drugs for a large profit. This movie has led me to believe that it is better to have a steady moral code, being against both murder and drugs, altough not as strongly for either. Otherwise, you might get youself in trouble by commiting an act you don't consider bad.

3.

Interesting Scene

I found the peace meeting between the mobsters to be an interesting scene. The scene depicted the mobsters having strong moral codes, which they considered even more important than their business. I find it hard to believe that in a profession based on greed and killing, you could still claim to follow a righteous moral code. I believe that your moral code should consistently dictate what you do, not just come into and out of effect depending on your goal.

4.

Something this film made me think about.

This film made me think about the similarities between the mob families and American businesses. The origin for either path is usually the desire for money and power, only differing in the way it is gained. Even the methods are not totally different, as neither one of them will hesitate to send lawyers to hinder the opposition. It makes me wonder what the motivation for mobsters like these is, to choose the dangerous, illegal, and often immoral path, rather than starting legitimate businesses like others do.


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