Bonnie and Clyde Film Summary & Analysis

Arthur Penn
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Revenge

Revenge is the reason behind the massacres which destroy the Barrow Gang. When Buck kills a police officer, the law enforcement agents do not attempt to help him as he lies in the field dying. He has killed one of their own, and his life is no longer of value to them.

Hamer's quest for revenge is what drives him to plot the gory slaughter of Bonnie and Clyde. Even though their bodies lie still upon the blood-spattered ground, Hamer's thirst for retribution is not complete until he has viewed their lifeless corpses.

Family

Family is of great importance to everyone, and that includes criminals. Although Bonnie is upset about traveling and living with Buck and Blanche, nothing makes Clyde happier than the thought of being with his brother throughout their adventures, and despite his great love for Bonnie, Clyde tends to take Blanche's side over Bonnie's in...

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