Bonnie and Clyde: Honour amongst thieves.
Love is beautiful. Love is enchanting. Love is often found in strange circumstances. Highly strange was the love shared between Bonny and her lover, Clyde.
The D.C. comic universe fictional characters, The Joker and Harley Quinn are two inseparable lovers whose relationship is cemented in the life of crime. Their love for each other is only paralled by their love for destruction and their hatred for cops. Although these two were just works of mere fiction, they can easily be compared to Bonnie and Clyde, lovers whose love for each other revolved around the life of crime.
Bonnie and Clyde. These names are forever etched in the pages of history. Over the past years they have been used as idioms, Song lyrics and even punch lines. Bonnie and Clyde , in full Bonnie Parker
and Clyde Barrow, (respectively, born October 1, 1910, Rowena, Texas, U.S.— died May 23, 1934, near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana; born March 24, 1909,
Telico, Texas, U.S.—died May 23, 1934, near Sailes, Bienville Parish, Louisiana), robbery team that became notorious in
the United States through their
flamboyant encounters with police and the sensationalization of their exploits by the country’s newspapers. Barrow had been a criminal long before he met Parker in January 1930. After 20months in prison in 1930–32, he teamed
up with Parker, and the two began a
crime spree that lasted 21 months. Bonnie and Clyde, as they were popularly known, robbed gas stations, restaurants, and small-town banks—their take never exceeded $1,500—chiefly in
Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, and
On the evening of May 21, 1934, a police posse comprised of six members from Texas and Louisiana police departments set up an ambush on the main road into Bienville Parish. They enlisted
Methvin’s father, with whom Bonnie and Clyde were familiar, to wait on the side of the road as a distraction. The posse waited for Bonnie and Clyde for the entire night, and the next day and night. Then, as they were nearly giving up, the duo arrived. At 9:15 AM on May 23, the posse got their first
look at Bonnie and Clyde, speeding down the backroad at 85 miles an hour in their now- infamous Ford V8. Upon seeing Methvin’s father
parked on the side of the road they pulled over. Then, before Bonnie or Clyde had time to exit,
the police officers opened fire. Clyde was killed instantly by a shot to the head, and one of the
officers recounted hearing Bonnie scream as she realized he was dead.
The officers emptied their entire supply of ammunition into the car, firing 130 rounds in all. After Bonnie and Clyde’s death, researchers have found that they were each shot more than 50
times, even though the official coroner’s report at the time said Bonnie sustained 26 wounds and
Clyde 17. The undertaker reported that he had difficulty embalming the bodies due to the number
of bullet holes.
The scene of Bonnie and Clyde’s death quickly descended into chaos with local looters trying to get a piece of the gangsters before the coroner arrived. One man tried to cut off Clyde’s ear, another took pieces of Bonnie’s bloodstained
dress. By the time the authorities came to remove the bodies, there was a growing crowd full of people trying to get in on the action.
Though Bonnie and Clyde had been quite the team in life, in death they were unceremoniously separated. Though they had wished to be buried together, Bonnie’s family wouldn’t allow it. Both are buried in Dallas, Texas, but in separate
The car they were shot in, is now known as "the death car" and is currently on display at Whiskey
Pete’s Hotel and Casino in Primm, Nevada — a haunting reminder of the bloody end of two of American history’s most infamous outlaws.
"You've read the story of Jesse
James of how he lived and died,
If you're still in need of something to read here's the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
Some day they'll go down
together and they'll bury them side by side to few it'll be grief, to the law a relief but it's death for Bonnie and Clyde." - Bonny Parker.