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Post  Polidano on Tue Oct 18, 2016 8:45 am

How do we know that Don Corleone is an extremely powerful, important and well respected man? Describe at least two film sequences that support this.

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Post  zoyadavis on Tue Oct 18, 2016 5:12 pm

We know that he is very import and a powerful man because he was easily able to bring all the heads of the families together to talk about his sons death. As well as he had all the politicians in his pockets and the major officers in the city. We also see how things start to fall apart when the Don falls sick. Many of the other families owed favors to the Don and that was because of the influences he had.

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Post  Marielle M on Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:53 pm

During the scene when all the heads of the families got together Don Corleone was treated with great respect and the others behaved very formally around him. His opinions were always listened to and none of the other Dons wanted to be on his bad side. After his death, his importance is again made obvious. His funeral is very large and great amounts of people showed up to pay their respects. The heads of the other families showed up and everyone seemed to understand the weight of the situation. When Don Corleone died a power vacuum was created and Micheal had large shoes to fill. This seriousness was understood by the other gangsters and was effectively communicated to the audience.

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Post  angelG on Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:20 am

In the first ten minutes or so of God Father it's a scene at a weddining where Don Corleone's daughter is getting married. In this scene you see how much power he has by the amount of people who came to greet him with a lot of love and respect. People were honored to be in his presence. Everyone was afraid to be on his bad side and if there was anyone trying to mess with him they ended up with "an offer they cant refuse".

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Post  jacob kennedy on Thu Oct 20, 2016 6:28 pm

Don Corleone was a family man but also a very smart and powerful man. He showed this when he decided not to get involved in the drug business because he knew it would cause trouble and was not a good business to get into. Also, he showed how powerful he was when he gathered all the gang leaders to inform them about his sons death and got them to agree to stop the violence.

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Post  amychristina on Thu Oct 20, 2016 11:51 pm

Don Corleone is a man of his word, he cares deeply for his family and others around him, and being the head of his business, he knows the difference between right and wrong (ex. he mentions not condoning violence or drugs in any way, as he knows that they are not necessary). Being a righteous and, at the same time, ruthless man, people close to him learn to respect him as there will be consequences if he or anyone else in the family is disrespected in some way, and this is a promise we see him keep. We see Vito being treated with the utmost respect in the beginning of the movie when people are coming to him with many favours and he's always accepting their requests and never denying whatever was asked of him. And near the end of the movie, after Vito collapses and dies, tons of people show up to say their goodbyes at his funeral, his family, friends, and all the other families are even there. Both these specific scenes show that Vito is clearly someone to rely on and that he will never let you down. He was polite and kind both in and out of business and people treated him the way he treated others.

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Post  reema_balouch on Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:19 pm

Don Corleone has earned his respect from the others around him. When he stands in a room his is seen as the most powerful by the way others act around him. From the exposition we witness men begging for Don Corleone's help and willing to do whatever he wants without shame because he is a respected man. When the man asked him to kill the boys who put his daughter in a hospital Don refused and said he comes into his home during his daughters wedding with no respect and doesn't even call him Godfather. Immediately after the man calls him Godfather and kisses his hand as Don then decides to help him. Even Luca Brasi makes sure to rehearse what he is going to say to Don before he enters his present to not make a fool out of himself in front of the Godfather. He is not only a man of his word, but a family man who puts blood before anything else. He is also smart and traditional by not wanting to get into the drug business because he didn't want any unnecessary trouble. However, trouble still follows him as his eldest son is murderer which causes him to call a meeting with the heads of all the families. His request of having no more family feud was listened to by the other families. After he mentioned that he was a man of his word who admitted to his wrong they agreed that they would try to abide by his request because he is trustworthy. Even though he is fair and righteous people know not to get on his bad side because he is still a dangerous man who knows how to properly take care of business. Also, at his funeral many people show up to pay their respects to a great man. To the people he has helped to his large family everyone joins together on that tragic day. With the legacy Don Corleone has left behind generates a challenge to Michael Corleone who has to learn to match up to his fathers reputation.

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Post  dannyd76 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:44 am

We know that Don Corleone is powerful because everyone and everything goes through him. Like the time in the movie during the wedding scene when many people walk in and out of his office and ask him for help or for permission to do something. Another reason why Don is so respected is because if you do what he asks of you he will do something in return. Another piece of proof that shows he's powerful is that all other families in New York want him dead. Don is at a street market and while getting back in his car a henchmen of another family shot him. If there's one less powerful person it makes other's lives easy. This is how we know Don Corleone is a powerful man.

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Post  marlonG99 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 6:50 pm

Two film sequences that show Don Corleone is a powerful, important and well respected man is a meeting in Las Vegas when the Don discussed the deal and the conditions of their agreement, it showed how the Don is very intelligent and very respected through his thugs/ crime members. At the end of the film the don was shown respect by a man kissing his hand in respect of how powerful of how Michael is and has become.

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Post  Hannahtamlin7 on Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:51 pm

we know that don corleone was an impotant man just buy the way he carried himself. he always acted exactly like a man with power should act. he was always very proper and always dressed in suits. lots of other gangsters knew who he was and wanted to end him because they feared hiim and saw him as threat. when he was shot and it was a possibility that he could die his family got alittle worried because they werent sure who would run everything if he did pass. they had to make decisions without him and the whole time they werent sure if they were the right decisions or not. when the one brother went to talk to another gangster he the other gangster tried to get the brother to get don to make peace with them. this shows that people wanted to be on his good side. the last point is that normal ordinary men couldnt get a horse head into somones bed to scare them, but don corleone did it and made it look easy.

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Post  Paolo12 on Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:32 am

scene when all the heads of the families got together showed how powerful Don Corleone was. He was treated with great respect and was not disrespected in anyway. He cries in his hospital bed when he learns that Michael, who he had bigger, more legitimate plans for, has engaged in the family business. He also said "A man who doesn't spend time with his family is not a man". This shows how caring and loving he is toward his family and how powerful his is.

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