The American reader is no stranger to that book. Published in 1969 with 11 million printed copies sold, it is the best novel written about the world of thugs, the Mafia world in the United States. In fact many of its critical acclaim. And as often happens in the US, every "best-seller" book is filmed. "The Godfather" was made into a movie by Paramount, starring Marlon Brando, and quickly became the best hit movie of the time.
In the novel of Mario Puzo, "The Old Father" is the Boss Don Vito Corleone, the native of Sicily, one of the supreme leaders of the American Mafia. The enemy hated him, feared him, scorned him; he is like a dangerous cobra with eyes that contain the ultimate power to see, know, and do it all. But for friends, relatives, "The Old Father" is almost an almighty person who can save them from the trapped and resentful things that even the law cannot remove. He is "Mafia" right in the original sense of its early establishment, hiding place.
Sự toàn năng tối thượng của "Bố Già" một phần do cái dũng trí khác thường của ông đem lại, phần khác là do những đồng đô-la trong tài sản đồ sộ của ông tạo ra. Balzac đã viết:"Đằng sau mọi gia sản kếch sù là một tội ác". Đó cũng chính là câu mà Mario Puzo đã trích dẫn ở đầu chương I của tiểu thuyết như lời bình giới thiệu nhân vật "Bố Già" của mình. Ông còn cẩn thận ghi chú thêm: Tất cả nhân vật trong truyện đều là hư cấu, và bất kỳ sự trùng hợp nào nếu có… đều là ngẫu nhiên. Ngày nay, chúng ta hiểu được sự thận trọng của tác giả khi viết lời ghi chú đó. Tiểu thuyết của ông quả thực đã dựa trên những chi tiết có thực về những con người có thực.
Many recent documents about the Mafia and "The Godfather" tell us that the real "Old Father" character is Don Vito Cascio Ferro, one of the first important leaders of the Italian Mafia to emigrate to the United States. He led the Gypsy Kingdom in Sicily, and then led the group "Mano Nero" (Black Hand), a group that specialized in extortion and rape. This group is the precursor to the American Mafia, now known as the "La Cosa Nostra" organization (Our business story). Mafia problem writers wrote that more than 50 years ago, Don Vito Cascio Ferro's party had produced new Mafia leaders in the United States, and they introduced illicit businesses into the United States and distributed them. Develop them.
In addition to the real "Old Father" Don Vito Cascio Ferro, there is another interesting character in the series. "Dual" Johnny Fontane is the Frank Sinatra, the famous singer and actor of the US in the 1960s, a close friend of President Reagan and one of the richest American artists today.
Although Mario Puzo draws up the novel characters as the shadow of Mr. X, Mr. Y ... the horns are real in the real life as guided above, the things he reveals are not what shocked readers. very fever. Even the violent scenes and shootings in the story are the same. They enjoy reading, thrilled, and seem willing to believe in its authenticity. Easy news. Peaceful news. The American press that day wrote that although there was a lot of blood flowing in "The Old Father", it seemed to cover the world of some romantic color. In this respect, "The Old Father" is like most American books and movies on crime organizations. The main characters in it are not only gangsters, or gangsters, but also the appearance of a hero, an idol. They have unique personalities, they live in noble families built on a tight family background, their wives are religious and proficient, etc. More than that, the writers do not accentuate the accusations of the malevolent and the poisonous germs. harm to American society. In some way, the reader or viewer is shown that the crime is clearly irreparable, it is a part that cannot be erased. "Times" once remarked: it is the romance of the Mafia bosses and the gangsters that make it an acceptable social phenomenon and help it grow. " It is a part that cannot be removed. "Times" once remarked: it is the romance of the Mafia bosses and the gangsters that make it an acceptable social phenomenon and help it grow. " It is a part that cannot be removed. "Times" once remarked: it is the romance of the Mafia bosses and the gangsters that make it an acceptable social phenomenon and help it grow. "
Did Mario Puzo stop at the romanticization of a Mafia boss and violent violence events around that boss? Building characters based on real materials, he novelized real people under the truthful depictions. And we do not forget the intention of the author behind the top quote: "Behind every behemoth is a crime."
Introducing "The Father" this time, we hope to bring readers an old image with new thoughts about a complex phenomenon existing in American society today.