Character Analysis: Rocky Sullivan Vs. Clyde Boner
During the course of watching movies in the gangster genre, one will encounter characters that are very different but similar in various ways, in respect to their motives and their beliefs. Rocky Sullivan from the movie Angels with Dirty Faces and Clyde Boner from Bonnie and Clyde are such characters. They are outwardly different, yet they have similar views and do what they have to do in order to get by.
Rocky Sullivan gives the outward impression of being a real tough guy, and he is, but at times he appears to be nothing more than a great friend to his child hood friend Jerry Connelly, who also happens to be a priest. Growing up wild with no male guidance, Rocky and Jerry always got into one scrape after another until one day, Rocky got caught and finally wound up in the government institution. It is in this institution and later on in jail that Rocky learns the ?tricks of the trade?. Rocky?s main motivation throughout the film is to get his money and go one with his life with as little complications as possible. Unfortunately nothing ever really goes as planned.
Clyde Boner is an easy going pretty boy who
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