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Analyze how an author transforms material from other sources in a specific work.

Standard Basis:

CCSS ELA Literacy RL.9-10.9.

Task:

A common theme from Road to Perdition is the opposition of good and evil. Compare and contrast the fictional portrayal of one of the mobsters (Al Capone, Frank Nitti, John Rooney, or Connor Rooney) in the movie to historical accounts of that person. Write/type a short essay (at least 20 sentences) summarizing your comparison. Cite specific details from the story and links to support your comparison.

Associated Story: Road to Perdition

Media Credits

Melissa Purcell

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