It is one of the best films I’ve ever seen. The Godfather shows the Mafia from the inside.
It is fascinating and terrifying at the same time, with this film we discover a new universe, in which these people “worked” doing things which had a very important influence in the life of millions of American people, and also on Italians in general and Sicilian in particular.
In my opinion this film is a master piece that tells us about death, respect, obligations, fidelity and above all family, religion and the whole society.
The film starts with a wedding. The director shows us the characters. The main character, Vito Corleone, who built and empire from nothing, has three sons and a daughter. The daughter, Connie, lives closed at home following the tradition of staying at home, having children and waiting for their husbands. The oldest son ,Santino, is a strong man but too impulsive, both with women and when he has to make a decision. He is killed. Then comes Fredo who is weak and clumsy, so he can’t be a leader. And the youngest, Michael who doesn’t care about family business.
Vito Corleone has created an empire and he’s getting old, he is worried about who will care for his empire when he dies. The same thing happens in ‘King Lear’ by Shakespeare, the only difference is the stage, NorthAmerica in its 40s and 50s during the Century.
Jorge Rodríguez Lallana
4º ESO A