Clyde Chestnut Barrow's Life Essay

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Clyde Chestnut Barrow, was born on March 24, 1909 in Ellis County, Texas better known just as Clyde from Bonnie and Clyde the infamous bank robbing murderous lovers from the 1930’s. However, before he was a famous thief and killer, he was a normal young man who grew up poor and he and his brother would walk to neighboring farms and steel livestock, but was still considered to be the most honest and good son by his mother. When he was older he got a job as a railroad worker. Before he became the famous bank robber he and his brother got in to trouble steeling a bank safe. When they were trying to escape pursuit they were separated and Clyde’s older brother had the safe but had to ditch it in a lake and then he was caught but Clyde escaped, it seemed like he had a knack for getting into and out of trouble. When his brother told him where he had hid the safe he went back and found it and began spending the money. Clyde had liked the feeling of spending money freely, but I forgot to mention that that same night was the night he met Bonnie Parker, whom he did not know at the time while crashing her wedding with his older brother on the way back from work. Shortly after meeting her and socializing with her, the two became infatuated with each other, but on their date however the police had arrived to take him in to custody and put him in jail. Before he was going to be shipped off to his hearing Bonnie showed up and slipped him in a gun and he used it to escape. After he got out and was scot free he reacquainted himself with Mrs. Bonnie Parker then she had convinced him to start up with thievery again. After a few accounts of petty thievery she convinced him to start robbing a train station and after she convinced him to take her along he was pursued and then he was convicted for his crimes and put in jail for two years. After sequential arrests in 1928 and 1929, his luck ran out and he was sent to Eastham Prison Farm in April, 1930. While in prison, he was sexually assaulted repeatedly for over a year by a dominant inmate, whose skull he eventually fractured with a length of pipe; it was Clyde Barrow's first killing. While he was in there Bonnie wrote him every day and as well as writing him Bonnie wrote the governor because she and her family had some influence in his office. Not only did Bonnie write the so did his mother and eventually they swayed the governor’s decision to let him out of prison. Unfortunately only bonnie knew this and she wanted to keep it a secret from Clyde and since he had had enough being in prison of so he did not know, in turn he devised his own way to free himself from his incarceration. He had his jail mate in prison smash into his foot with a pick axe that was used to break rocks down to pebbles in prison. His toes were so badly damaged and broken that he had to amputate two of his toes. He was paroled in February 1932 and then he got out he didn’t change his ways at all, in fact after he finished healing he started on...

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