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In the two films Primary Colors and Godfather there is a difficult distinction of where the line can be drawn between what is business and what is morally wrong Morals are important to have but sometimes we have to make exceptions The Godfather paints a portrait of a family that loves each other and protects one another just like any close knitted family except they happened to be gangsters that dabbled in murder and crime They know that they want to be respectable and are striving to be so but the sheer reality of the situation for them is that the American dream doesnt always work out when youre an immigrant This is symbolically portrayed in the scene at the daughters wedding when a man is asking Don Vito for justice in dealing with the boys who brutally attacked his daughter because the courts failed him Morality is very fluid and can change culturally and individually In the Godfather morality is at constant odds with their actions and it forces us to question our own morality at the same time One phrase heard throughout the movie is Its not personal its just business but there is a fine line from when it stops being business and starts becoming personal It felt like they needed that phrase to smother their morality in order to muster up enough courage to kill The rules of American morality didnt apply to them and so they formed their own morality One that involves protecting the family before all others Michael Don Vitos son is torn between two lives the one he wants to lead with Kay a normal family man and the life of his father In the beginning he starts out by saying to his girlfriend Thats my family Kay not me Then his father was shot and for the protection of the family Michael agrees to shoot a police captain and Salozzo The distinct moment of change
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