Power and Paradox

According to Arjun

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The Godfather by Mario Puzo introduces the central character on the back cover, in a very unorthodox and contradictory manner.

Tyrant, Blackmailer, Racketeer, Murderer – his influence reaches every level of American society. Meet Don Corleone, a friendly man, a just man, a reasonable man. The deadliest Lord of the Cosa Nostra. The Godfather.

The Godfather is an intense portrayal of organized crime. The book explicitly portrays the American Mafia from close quarters. It’s a compelling tale of blackmail, extortion, murder and strict family values. The Godfather is the story of organized crime set in the 1940’s that revolves around the Corleone family and ‘Don Vito Corleone’. The book introduces and details the life of Don Corleone as the head of one of the five mafia-families in America. Don Corleone is identified as a just, reasonable and a very influential man. He is well respected and is equally feared by all…

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