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Right and Wrong

The reason Captain Bellodi has such a hard time achieving justice is because he is concerned with right and wrong, and sees himself as the guardian of the law. The problem is that in Sicily, the mafia is powerful enough to go over the law, and they protect those who are powerful in the mafia. If Bellodi were willing to work with the local mafia people and bow to their demands, he would find himself in a comfortable, luxurious position, since the mafia would certainly bribe him generously in exchange for letting them run the island. By going against them, Bellodi ensures that he will be undermined by powerful people, and his case, which is almost solved, is derailed in the end. Not only does Bellodi think it is wrong to bend to pressure from the mafia, but he also feels compelled to uphold the law...

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