The Godfather is a 1972 American crime movie. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and co-written by Mario Puzo. The screenplay was based on the novel of the same name by Mario Puzo. The film was a success and has won several awards. It is still one of the most popular films of all time.
Michael’s revenge on Vito
In The Godfather, Michael Corleone is the son of Vito and is the heir apparent. He marries Kay Adams and tries to persuade his father to leave organized crime. However, in secret, the two men plot to eliminate other New York dons and Corleone family interests.
Vito’s family is based on real people, relationships, and events in the movie. Michael uses the family to justify his actions, causing a great deal of trouble in the family. He bullies and manipulates Tom, controls and widows Connie, and lures Fredo into a false sense of security. In contrast, Vito’s family is held together by love and respect, and his love for Connie forces her to return to his home after her mother’s death.
At the meeting, Vito predicts the death of Michael. This gesture may be interpreted as Vito’s relinquishing of his patriarchal position to the new family head. Michael, however, leans in to Vito, a sign of his growing insecurity about power. He looks toward Vito to see if he’s ready to take over.
The Godfather has many themes and ideas surrounding justice. One of these themes is the desire for revenge. Michael seeks justice against Vito for an act of immorality and injustice. In many ways, his revenge on Vito is similar to Vito’s desire for justice. In fact, the film’s plot is about the pursuit of justice and redemption.
Vito is a young Mafia don in early 1900s New York. He wears expensive suits and is well-known to his friends. He asks his friends for favors and eventually helps a friend who has been forced to move out without cause. The landlord doesn’t take Vito seriously and lowers the rent for his friend.
In addition to the Corleone family, The Godfather is centered on the relationship between Don Corleone and his son. The relationship between father and son and the quest for revenge and justice are the central themes of the film. This emphasis on family is a significant departure from many subsequent mobster films.
Michael’s revenge on Vito is motivated by guilt. He is unable to forgive his brother for killing his father. He subsequently kills him. His revenge on Roth is further complicated by the fact that his older brother was killed for refusing to pay tribute to Don Ciccio. Meanwhile, his mother begs him to spare Vito from being killed by Don Ciccio’s men. However, his mother convinces Don Ciccio to save him from the crime. Don Ciccio argues that Vito will seek revenge when he grows up.
Michael’s relationship with Tessio
Michael’s relationship with Tessia was a source of conflict for the film. Tessio was a ruthless enforcer, but many members of the gang looked up to him as a mentor. Though he was a dangerous man when he was younger, he grew into a charming and amiable character over the years. The gangster was a very intelligent man who kept his personal life and business separate.
The gangster’s desire for Michael’s leadership also solidified his legitimacy in the family. Before his death, Sonny had been widely viewed as the successor to Don. However, Michael never had the experience of leading a crew or a boat. Before Michael arrived, other members of the family, including Tessio and Clemenza, were considered prime candidates to succeed Don.
Michael’s relationship with Tessia is also complicated by Michael’s feelings for Carlo. Although Michael is very close to Carlo, his favoritism toward him also contributes to Michael’s image of a helpless man. This image helps Michael to project an image of a clueless Don, which will make his enemies underestimate him and reveal the treasonous Tessio. However, despite these differences between Michael and Tessio, he never loses his love for his sister Connie.
In the film, Michael’s smoking habit is highlighted in three scenes. In the first scene, Michael returns home after he shoots Vito, and in the next scene, he stands guard outside the hospital. Later, Michael officially becomes Don and is named as Don. The way the cigarette is held and handled in the film, as well as its visual composition, conveys its symbolic significance.
In the movie, Michael’s relationship with Tessia is complicated. Their differences are evident when Michael slays the heads of other families, including the Barzini and the Tattaglia families. He even tries to avoid his wife from asking questions about his business affairs, despite the fact that he was a wealthy man.
The second relationship of Michael with Tessio is the one that is most important to the story. While both men are ruthless and passionate, their relationship is also very complicated. They know they will never be happy together, but they both are committed to their careers. If they cannot be together, the entire gang will fall apart.
While Michael’s relationship with Tessia is complicated, there are some elements that can make their relationship more believable. Their mutual affection is a primary source of conflict. Michael is never able to relax enough to smile. His relationship with Kay is also tense. In fact, the relationship is a source of anguish for the whole family.
Michael and Tessio had a rocky start, but their relationship blossomed. It wasn’t until Sonny’s death that Vito finally learned of Tessio’s involvement. This complicated the relationship between the two, but ultimately, it was a successful one.
Michael’s loyalty to Barzini family
Michael Corleone is a member of the Corleone family. He is a friend of Vito and the proprietor of a coffee shop in Corleone. He is the father-in-law of Michael during his marriage to Apollonia. Emilio Barzini, the head of the Barzini family, is the biggest rival to the Corleone family in New York. He is also the man who arranged for the murder of Sonny.
At first, Michael is skeptical of the Barzini family, but his loyalty grows as the plot develops. Don Vito tells Michael that he must be careful. He is also concerned that Michael will not turn to him if he becomes involved with the Barzini family. The gangsters also want Michael to make them money, but he has no intention of giving it to them.
Michael and Kay’s relationship is not without tension. The two meet after nine years of estrangement. Michael supports Kay’s ambition for her son Anthony to be an opera singer, which is contrary to what he once desired. Previously, Michael would have wanted Anthony to attend law school and join the family business.
Carlo is another pillar of Michael’s family. Carlo, who is his best friend, blamed for Sonny’s death, is also a close confidant. Michael’s favoritism towards Carlo contributes to the false image of helplessness he projects. His goal is to portray himself as clueless, so that his enemies will underestimate him. This helps him get rid of traitors, like Tessio.
The Corleone family also has a prominent role in the plot. Michael, a former jet-set man, recognizes Vincent’s fiery temper and fears that his son will follow in his footsteps. In response to this, Connie Corleone, who has abandoned her jet-set lifestyle to live with Michael, urges him to accept Vincent in the Family and support him in his conflicts with Zasa. However, Michael disapproves of Vincent’s romance with Mary.
The Barzini family also has an important connection to the Catholic Church. Michael is the largest shareholder of Immobiliare and offers to purchase the Vatican’s 25 percent stake in the company, allowing him to control the company. He also adopts Sonny’s illegitimate son Vincent Mancini as a protege.
As a result, Michael Corleone’s loyalty to the Barzini family has been put to the test. When the family is in danger, Michael must make sure he doesn’t become a victim. In this way, he can protect his family and avoid being harmed.
The Barzini family’s involvement in the Corleones’ life is a complicated and controversial subject. Vito and Barzini were not even aware of the Barzini family’s involvement until Sonny’s death. After that, Michael became a leader in the Family.
Michael’s loyalty to the Barzini family is tested in the third film, The Death of Michael Corleone. It is revealed that he had a long-standing tradition in the Mafia to not kill police officers. However, the family argues that McCluskey is a good example of corrupt officials and is fair game for Michael.