The young son of Lorenzo Anello's (Robert De Niro), who is known as Calogero (Francis Capra) witnesses everything but he is unwilling to tell the NYPD officers the truth. This makes the mafia boss to like the young boy. Although the mafias are gangsters in the neighborhood, one realizes that they are liked in the society.
This shows race disparity in the society because the mafia being whites are acceptable in the society as opposed to blacks who engage in crime. Calogero’s father lives an honest life as a driver but does not hate Sonny although he knows that Sonny is a gangster. When his son does not tell the police, what he saw, Lorenzo is happy because he does not want his family to get involved in the mafia’s issues. However, he is not amused by the fact that Calogero is running errands for the mafia boss. This shows that Lorenzo does not trust the mafia whereas he does not want them to be exposed to the police. In addition, after the death of Sonny very many people in the neighborhood attend his funeral as a sign of togetherness.
Sonny believes that a man in a very short time can understand womens’ desires. This is evidenced when he keeping the grown up Calogero on how to pick up a girl for an outing. Sonny makes so simple such that Calogero is not able to understand it. Sonny is of the idea that, if the girl does not pull the button for him to get into the car, then she must be very selfish. He tells Calogero to dump her, Jane (Taral Hicks) immediately to show that he regards