During to the public. Although there may

During the great depression of 1930 which lasted ten years,
which at the time meant the country was going through a struggled as there was
an increase in unemployment rates, which lead to the adventures of Bonnie and
Clyde to start as their goal was to collect enough money and firepower to
launch a raid of liberation against Eastham prison. As historian ER Miller says
they revolted against an uncaring system.

The journey about bonnie and Clyde varied throughout the
decades. The closer the stories were made to the year the more accurate whereas
the further away the less accurate as people began to make their own version of
the story. For instance, the movie “Bonnie and Clyde” of 1967 directed by
Arthur Penn, shows that bonnie and Clyde were two loving criminals who did
petty theft to bank robberies, this was a different version to the actual story
as bonnie was already married to someone else, Roy Thornton who was in prison
then killed when he was trying to escape, married her days before she turned 16
but, separated within month as he was abusive to her. Ever since he went to
prison for robbery in 1929 she never seen him again, never she was still in
love with him as in the police reports on the case when she was killed she kept
the ring on her hand. The notion of Bonnie and Clyde being a couple was just to
make the story/movie more interesting to the public. Although there may be a
debate on whether or not she had feeling for Clyde as she helped him break out
of prison instead of helping her abusive husband. Jeff Guinn which agrees that
they were undoubtedly in a relationship slept together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bonnie Parker was born in Rowena Texas October 1, 1910. She
was portrayed as being attractive and persuasive and able to get out of many
situation, that involved the outlaws easily by showing off her sexuality. This
was mostly successful because during the time, not many women were working in
this field or not working in any form of job that required strength and
bravery, they were more likely to work as a seamstress. This is because women
place during the early 20th century was seen at being house wives.
Bonnie started in the world of violence only after her and Clyde were together,
when she helps break Clyde out of prison Bonnie was mostly involved in the
violence for the attention as she would keep records of her being on headlines she
also wrote poem and kept records of her adventures with him. Bonnie also had a
love of taking photos where she kept most of them with her records. For this you
can notice that her physical appearance had attracted a group of audience to pursue
her life and wanting to know more of it.

Clyde Barrow was on the other hand was born in Ellis
County, Texas on March 24, 1909. He was he was portrayed as being charming and
was one of the reasons why Bonnie fell in love with him. He began his crime
spree before they even met, they mostly involved grand theft auto and steeling
of goods to robing shop’s safe. On one hand it can be argued that the public
viewed him as any other criminal during the time as they all were men. This means
that he won’t have as much attention compared to Bonnie and would only be heard
off un local newspapers, in the least interested section of it. But on the second
hand since both of them worked together, it made their crime more interested for
Book worms. This can result in their crime being put at the front of the newspapers
drawing attention to consumers. This can be regarded as a marketing technique
for newspaper business as they with have an increase in sales and bare more
profit for it. This will be an aim because the economy was going through a
crisis.

The main source of media during the early to mid-1900 was
newspapers, which in order to be appealing so that many people could buy it had
to be rewritten in a different view this was sometimes done by not mentioning
Bonnie in the article. This was because she was a woman and women were only
there to assist in the operation. When Bonnie was appearing on the headlines
this made the articles more attractive as that have not usually seen a woman
involved in big criminal activities during the time in the area of Texas and
other states they encountered. The picture that appeared on the headline of
Bonnie holding a gun while smoking a cigarette that was found in the Joplin
hideout made her even more famous. This brought the most attention to followers
as they now have a clear image of who and what Bonnie and Clyde were and there
intension. The downside to this is that most people with in Texas and surrounding
states will know who they were giving them less option on where to go. This can
be one of the reasons why Bonnie and Clyde decided to robe in other states.

The movie of Bonnie and Clyde (2015) was the latest version
of the story. The film had many of the characteristics of the gang including
key events. From the beginning barrows boys’ crims to their death. There were
also older films before that. All the films had the same things in common, as
they all made a few changes to events that happened and or were not recorded.
On the 2015 version there was evidence that at the time of their death they
attempted to escape, but were not given any time as the laws immediately open
fire. In the films it does not mention or show Bonnie and Clyde escaping from
their death, it shows them accepting in it as a couple in love and were willing
to end the road there. They also made love scenes. They may have happen but may
not have happen as portrayed on the film, it also made Bonnie and Clyde love
grew for every successful killing or get away made. These can be argued, as
they were only included into film to appealed  the viewers and to draw attention towards the
film in advertisements, so that it would have been interested throughout the
scenes.

Economic situation of the country

When Bonnie and Clyde both started the crime spree it was
during the Great Depression of 1930s where there was a severe worldwide
economic depression. This may be the case why they both started their crime
spree with many banks and shops. But due to the Great Depression all the banks
and shops had very little money which meant that they had to rob as many more
banks and shops to gain their goal of money, as a result it took longer than
expected to reach their goal of having enough money and ammunition. During the
great depression many people got unemployed. There was high unemployment rate
during the 1930 to 1933, as there were more than 5 per cent of the country
unemployed. This can be the seen as the cause on why Bonnie and Clyde were hard
to capture due to the lack of officers as they were unable to afford it. This however,
may not be the main reason why Clyde started, his criminal life as he was
brought up in a poor family. The great depression only started in 1929 in
America but took a year or less to get to Texas area. They were affect by it
because Texas was mostly depended on its crops and cotton prices had dropped
significantly to less than a nickel a pound. Due to the high unemployment rate
it can be compromise that people had very little to do, which meant that they
were able to read many of the articles written about Bonnie and Clyde and their
gang. The gang also was reported to go other states such as Louisiana and
Missouri, this may be because they were not getting enough goods from their
robberies also they were less attractive in those areas. Thus, this may have
made them more popular in the region as news articles about them were written
and   individuals of the region became
aware of their presence.

Violence

Reasons why Clyde started criminal career was to gain
enough money and firepower to launch a liberation raid against Eastham Prison. This
was because they were abuse physically by the guards and sexually by inmates.
They wanted to gain revenge.  The first
law men bonnie and Clyde gang killed was Deputy Eugene on 5 August 1932, who
met up with Clyde and Hamilton, eventually the two open fire towards him and
the sheriff Maxwell who companied Eugene and survived the shoot out with
injuries. This all happen at a country dance which meant that it was done
publicly with many witness in the area. There were many other lawmen who were
killed by the gang during the criminal lifetime. These include constable,
Campbell, Town Marshall Humphrey and Detective McGinnis. The reason why they
can be considered to make Bonnie and Clyde more popular as some of them were
well known in the towns they patrolled over. Sheriffs and constables were head
of the officers they were well respected in their area and everyone knew who
they were. This also attracted the attention of other law officials as Bonnie and
Clyde become a more priority for them. This created fear in the different states
as they may believe that Bonnie and Clyde were unstoppable as not even top law
enforcement could have stopped them. Which can be a counter argument for them rubbing
in other states as

 

 

 

 

High profile police investigation

This was the most
difficult situation as Frank Hamer was hired for the job. Although he was in
retirement he went back for many reasons that could be debated. This includes
for the fame, as Bonnie and clyde were difficult criminals to capture as all
other police men who tried failed or were killed form the shoots of bonnie and
Clyde.

The Barrow gang were in the Red
Crown Tourist Court on July 1933,. Blanche Barrow sign the everyone
as three guests, but the owner Neal Houser saw five people getting out of the
car. Blanche paid for their cabins.

Clyde and Jones went into town to purchase bandages
and atropine sulphate
to treat Bonnie’s leg which got burnt from a fire. The pharmacist contacted
Sheriff Holt Coffey, who
put the cabins under surveillance. The sheriff contacted Captain Baxter, who
called for assistances from nearby states. At that night, Sheriff
Coffey led a group of officers armed with
submachine guns toward the cabins. The officers were
unable to win against Clyde Barrow’s browning
automatic rifles. Buck Barrow got shot in the head with a
deep wound, and Blanche it with glass fragments in both her eyes. Their bloody
bandages were noticed by local residents, officers determined the campers were
the Barrow gang and local lawmen and over one hundred spectators surrounded the
group, and the Barrows soon came under fire. Clyde Barrow, Parker, and W.D.
Jones escaped on foot. Buck was shot in the back, and he and his wife were
captured by the officers. Buck died five days later at Kings Daughters Hospital
in Perry, Iowa, of
his head wound and pneumonia after
surgery.