The Italians Characters

Luigi Barzini, Jr.
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The Italians

The Italians are a diverse group of people united as people of all countries are in their common language, food, customs, religion and general way of life. There are differences though in the people in different geographies of the country. The differences between the Northern Italian people and those in the South are based on power and wealth. Those in the more industrial North focus on accumulating wealth to achieve their goals while those in the Southern region rely on a more agrarian economy and the accumulation of respect and power as a means to achieve their goals. As separate as the island which removes them from mainland Italy, reside the Sicilians on the island of Sicily to the west of Italy. The Sicilians are also an agrarian people with fierce loyalty whose lifestyle of loyalty and passion has propagated the tight-knit organization called the Mafia. Throughout...

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