Bonnie Parker Research Paper

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The American view was changed in the 1930s. The Great Depression had just started, destroying the economy and portraying banks as the enemy. Crime began to prosper, jazz was introduced, prohibition ended, and popular movies such as: The Wizard of Oz and Gone with the Wind were debuted. The growth of crime led to a handful of the most popular criminals in American history. Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, due to their devotion to each other, their desire for an adventurous life, and through multiple robberies and murders, became two of the most famous and most romanticized criminals in American history. Bonnie Parker the daughter of Emma and Charles was born on October 1, 1910 in Rowena, Texas (Phillips 12). Bonnie the middle child faced a tragedy when she was merely four, the death…show more content…
Sometimes they drove cars but mostly they waited outside of whatever town was being raided, or at some remote campsite. This position was probably dictated by both Clyde and Buck’s insistence that as men they would provide and protect their women” (Phillips 17). Clyde was not at the same level of love as Bonnie, “…devoid compassion that he appeared to care more for his machine gun and his saxophone than he did for the women in his life” (Cartwright 77). However, he still wanted to protect her and make sure she was always safe. One instance of Clyde’s devotion was when they were in a car accident. “Their car sailed across the dry wash, rolled over twice, landed upside down, and burst into flames, Bonnie was trapped inside, Clyde worked like a demon to free her as she screamed in pain and begged him to kill her. Two passing farmers finally rescued Bonnie, but she was close to death. Clyde remained constantly at her bedside at a tourist camp in Fort Smith, Arkansas” (Cartwright 121). Throughout their time together neither sold the other out. Bonnie and Clyde were so devoted they would eventually die

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