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  • Goodfellas - Narrative
    • Follows the rise and fall structure
      • Henry rises from a child living in a small house to being rich then fall begins again when he begins taking drugs
    • Action and enigma codes
      • Defined by the characters actions
        • Stealing
        • Lying
        • Sex
        • Drugs
        • Murder
      • Cause and effect
        • Batts murder = Tommy's death
        • Lies to Pauly = His fall
        • Cheats on Karen = Threatens Henry
    • Verisimilitude
      • Based on a true life story
      • Focuses on everyday rituals
    • As a child he lives in poverty and commits petty crimes


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