Compare And Contrast Django Unchained And 12 Years A Slave

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This essay is about the movies Django Unchained and 12 Years a Slave. These movies were directed by Quentin Tarantino and Steve McQueen respectively. Django Unchained is the story of a black slave named Django, who, set free by a mysterious man named Dr. Schultz, sets out to rescue his wife, Broomhilda. 12 Years a Slave is based on a real story. It tells the tale of Solomon Northup, a free black man living in New York. Solomon is abducted and spends the next 12 years working as a slave. In this essay I will be talking about the similarities and differences between the text, as well as the significance of the text, the audience, purpose and stylistic and formal features (filmic devices).
First of all, the similarities between the two films. There are a number of components that are similar. First of all, both movies are set around the same time. Django Unchained is set in 1858, while 12 Years a Slave starts in 1841. During both of those dates, there were slavery-free states (in the northern United States) and states were slavery was legal (Southern United States). Also, in both movies, the main character’s wife’s play a big role. Neither of them is has much screen time, but they both provide the motivation and a goal. For example, Django in Django Unchained only cares about one thing: Finding his wife. He will go to extreme lengths (such as murder and watching black men being tortured) in order to rescue her from Mr. Candy’s plantation. The same is true for 12

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