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Keaton Moore English 1020-005 09/02 Jones Walter White vs. The Original “Gangster” “The Gangster as Tragic Hero” written by Robert Warshow defines the characteristics of the average gangster. Warshow explains that the classic definition of a gangster is usually an immigrant and from a big city. The gangster as a figure to American culture was introduced post Great Depression. In the Television series Breaking Bad , Walter White is considered a “Gangster”. Robert Warshow’s definition of a gangster and Walter White have many similarities and differences. Walter White is the average man, he lives in Albuquerque New Mexico, is a high school chemistry teacher and has a wife, a disabled son and a baby. White is diagnosed with cancer and is desperate for money to pay for the medical bills. Walter White ends up cooking and selling meth to make more money. White becomes very invested in his new business selling meth. His wife thinks that he should stop selling and thinks he got in over his head. At this point White was doing more than trying to
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