Because of the Great Depression and problems with economic hardships, conflicts developed between the people and the government. This prompted some people into a life of crime, with stealing, robbing stores, and holding up banks. Bonnie and Clyde become a pair of well known bank robbers and killers. Some people saw Bonnie and Clyde as a modern day robin hood, but others saw them as blood thirsty hell raisers. ¨They were Romeo and Juliet with guns¨ says Dr. Beatrice Colin.