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The Wolf Of Wall Street A Film By Martin Scorsese

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The only person the narcissist will ever pity or feel sorry for is him/herself. If the narcissist believes he/she can get away with doing something (even if it's illegal, immoral, or will hurt someone), he/she will do it. At different times, many high profile individuals are classified as a narcissist in the media. The movie “The Wolf Of Wall Street” demonstrates how a rapid success leads to the narcissistic behavior. “Feel good” holiday movies, usually focus on traditional family values of heroism whereas Martin Scorsese in his film “The Wolf of Wall Street,” does the opposite. The movie focus on lavish life of Jordan but it was a true satire for an individual exploring quick fortune and shortcut of getting rich. Although many critics argue that “The Wolf of Wall Street” focuses mostly on the greed of Belfort, his extravagant luxurious lifestyle and portrayal of women as sex toys and leaves viewer with no moral message, I would disagree, as the film does delivers a moral message that rapid success can cause an individual to develop narcissistic behavior, which eventually leads to destruction and the financial message that will be helpful in investments business.
Like Jordan Belfort who follows his own code, Scorsese often makes movies with protagonists who live outside mainstream norms (Connelly). Howard Hughes (the aviator) is another example of Scorsese’s work in which he demonstrates the eccentric protagonist character of Hughes and his contribution in the aviation history. Other Scorsese films, such as The Departed— about an undercover cop and his battle with the Irish American mafia— is also about the exceptional way that the cop character, also played by DiCaprio, acts outside conventional police work in order to perform his duty. Many of Scorsese’s protagonists suffer for who they are— what makes them great are often traits than may be questionable morally. Michael Meneghetti says, “Scorsese’s best work is marked by its moral preoccupations; and many of his films’ characters begin with typically valued desires (success, wealth, the ‘good life’) only to be irrevocably plunged into a moral quandary and corruptibility simply because of their obsessive pursuit of said aspirations” (163). In the film, “The Wolf of Wall Street” has all the characteristics of the Scorsese film, which successfully demonstrate the life of Jordan Ross Belfort, a New York stockbroker, are shown.
“The Wolf of Wall Street” a film about a New York stockbroker Jordan Belfort, depicts the rise and fall of his self-made empire and his internal demons that he faces throughout the film. Film demonstrate how a simple guy goes to work in the wall street with a high profile stock broker, learn the skills of telephone solicitation and learns the business in just six months. When he loses his job on the first day of stockbroker due to black Monday’s market crash, and he has to work as a stockbroker of penny stock. His telephone solicitation outperforms others in the firm...

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