How did Apollonia death affect Michael?

How did Apollonia death affect Michael?

Apollonia’s death made Michael a man with an uncontrollable thirst for revenge, which would set a chain reaction of events in motion. Ultimately, Michael’s attitude he gained when he was widowed would cause the self-destruction of the Corleone family.

Why did Michael’s bodyguard kill Apollonia?

When Michael Corleone escaped to Sicily in 1946, Fabrizio and his friend Calò, were assigned to protect him. He was bought out by the Barzini family from New York, and placed a bomb in Michael’s car, which failed to kill him, taking Apollonia instead. An anguished Fabrizio fled into New York, sponsored by the Barzinis.

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What does Apollonia represent in The Godfather?

Michael’s marriage to Apollonia, halfway through The Godfather, marks a metaphorical marriage to Sicily and the ways of his father.

Who killed Luca Brasi in The Godfather?

Sollozzo, after promising friendship, a job, and $50,000, then rams a knife into Luca’s hand, pinning it to the bar as an assassin garrottes him from behind. With Brasi dead, Sollozzo’s men were free to attempt a hit on Don Corleone without fear of Luca hunting them down later.

What happened to the girl who played Apollonia in The Godfather?

Having quit her acting career in 1992, Stefanelli now owns and operates a fashion store in Rome called Simo Bloom, where she designs purses and shoes.

Why did Michael marry Apollonia if he loved Kay?

He decided to marry Apollonia because she would produce a fully Sicilian heir to the family. He was only in a relationship with Kay before because he wasn’t yet in a position where he would need to take over the family (Vito was still healthy and not shot, Sonny was still alive) when they started dating.

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What is the famous line from the Godfather?

The Godfather Quotes. Don Vito Corleone: I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse. Don Vito Corleone: Revenge is a dish best served cold. Don Vito Corleone: “A friend should always underestimate your virtues and an enemy overestimate your faults.”

What would have happened if Apollonia was alive?

Apollonia was murdered after Sonny. As such Michael was going to be a part of Vito’s grand scheme of things. If Apollonia had been alive, she eventually would have joined Michael at his house in The Mall. She would have joined seamlessly into the Corleone household and for better or ill would have been Mama Corleone V.2.

Would Apollonia have been better off with Michael Corleone?

While Apollonia would’ve adjusted far better to Life in the Family (as Mouli Arani said), she might have also meant a clean slate for Michael (as he also said). With Sonny dead, there was really no reason to keep the Corleone Family Business going, and it could even be a detriment to Michael moving forward.

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What was Apollonia’s role in the movie?

Apollonia was a traditional Italian girl and she would have played a role similar to what Michael’s mother, Carmella played to his father, Vito. She would have cooked, cleaned, raised kids and not challenged Michael on any thing. She didn’t want to be a part of that world anyway.

Is Michael in love with Apollonia at first sight?

From the second he sees her, Michael is mesmerized by Apollonia. I hate to use the phrase “love at first sight” but it probably does apply here. It’s almost as if he knows he’s going to marry her the second he sees her, and theirs is a passionate, yet comfortable kind-of love.