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Breaking Bads Walter White-hero or villain? 30.03.2017 Otto-Hahn Gymnasium Bensberg Table of contents Contents Table of contents 2 1) Introduction 3 1.1) General information 3 1.2) Characters 4 1.3) Synopsis 5 2) The function of heroes and villains in fiction 7 3) Characterizatio­n of Walter White 8 3.1) Walter White in Season 1 9 3.2) Walter White in Season 3 10 3.3) Walter White in Season 5 11 4) Conclusion 13 List of references 14 Introduction This skilled work is about the question if Walter White from the series Breaking Bad is a hero…
AP English 11
18 February 2014
Breaking Bad’s Impact on Society
Television has had a tremendous impact on the entire world, whether it is positive or negative. From dramas, to sitcoms, to even reality shows, they all seem to affect different places. The hit drama Breaking Bad has had a monumental impact on not only the city of Albuquerque where it was filmed, but the entire world.
It centers on Walter White, a brilliant, over-qualified chemistry teacher who turns to making crystal meth in order to support his family after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Although on certain occasions, it may seem that this impact has been a negative one, it has surprisingly been seemingly positive.
For example, Breaking Bad has influenced some to act in outlandish, bewildering ways. There have been several murders and attempted murders that are parallel to murders attempted in Breaking Bad. However, despite the specific, out of the ordinary instances, the overall impact of the show has actually been rather beneficial.
The amount of Americans who use meth has declined since 2008 (Breaking Bad’s first year on the air). Not only has it deterred people from using methamphetamine, but it has singlehandedly turned around the entire economy of Albuquerque with its success.
To begin, Breaking Bad has been the source of some very gruesome and unpleasant murders. Jason Hart, for example, was accused of murdering his wife, 33 year old Regan Jolley and then dipping her corpse in a plastic tub of hydrofluoric acid (Moaba). This is similar to the season one episode “Cat’s in the Bag” where Walter White and his accomplice Jesse murder a drug dealer and use the same method to dispose of him.
Hart’s roommate, Dean Settle, told the police that Breaking Bad was Hart’s favorite show, and police even found a DVD of the show in Hart’s VCR at the crime scene. Similar to Jason Hart, an Australian man named Klaus Andres was accused of doing the same to his wife, 42 year old Li Ping Cao due to her “horrible cooking and dull sex life” (Osborne).
These are two very unfortunate cases in which Breaking Bad planted an idea and set a blueprint for men wanting to kill. Hydrofluoric acid, however, was not the only method of murder used in Breaking Bad that sparked a real life attempt. An unnamed killer in Ireland concocted an elaborate ploy to murder four of his rivals a.....[read full text]
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As opposed to the 771,000 users of methamphetamine in 2006, there has been roughly a 300,000 person decline. Some say that Breaking Bad is a terrible show, simply because it “glorifies” meth. Those people are eerily mistaken. Breaking Bad actually does the exact opposite; it minimizes and degrades it.
It shows how the life of one man, Walter White can be completely flip-turned into a life of disaster because of it. Walter White had a loving family, a beautiful wife, a son, and methamphetamine took it all away from him, and even ended up costing him his life. Breaking Bad glorifies meth no more than Schindler’s List glorifies the Holocaust (Ewing) or Passion of the Christ glorifies Jesus’ torture and death.
Not only has Breaking Bad deterred people from using methamphetamine, but it also brought it millions of dollars in revenue to save a struggling Albuquerque economy. To begin, 200 people were employed to work on the 28 acre set of the show. The show also brought in large amounts of tourism, according to Nick Maniatis, director of the New Mexico State Film Office.
People would visit Albuquerque to go see Twisters; a local restaurant which was a commonplace when filming. People would also visit the city in order to go see the fictional home of character Walter White. In 2012, ABQ Trolley Company began selling tours to go to locations similar to the ones previously mentioned in a weekly tour running from April to October.
The trolley sells out routinely. There are also tours via bicycle and limousine. Several other fans go on tours of then own, and may stumble upon the home of Fran Padilla, whose backyard and pool was used as the backyard for the White family in the show. She was paid a hefty amount of money for her home to be used in the show.
Aside from the tourism, there have been several other methods Albuquerque has used in order to keep gaining off of Breaking Bad’s success. Debbie Ball, who owns a local Albuquerque candy shop called “Candy Lady”, says she has been selling a blue, rock shaped candy resembling the methamphetamine made by Wal.....
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