Broomhilda Analysis

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Particularly noticeable is that Schultz’s intentions abruptly changes when Django talks about his wife Broomhilda, who he wants to rescue from the slave traders (Django Unchained 24:22). Schultz gradually starts having sympathy for Django and, in some way, commiserates with him for having been separated from his wife. Furthermore, he claims that he has never given anybody freedom before, and that he now feels kind of responsible for him. Schultz even promises to help Django rescue Broomhilda (Django Unchained 50:05-50:17). It seems as if Schultz went through an emotional change because of Django and his sad story. He buys Django’s freedom and consents to help Django, even though he cannot benefit from that action, and, in the end, he actually…show more content…
Thus, Schultz is not an evil human being, but his deeds are, even when he “just” kills criminals who might have killed several people before, and spares innocent ones. However, in the end, he makes amends for his awful actions by helping selflessly Django. Whereas Schultz develops emotionally in the movie, Django does not only go through an emotional change, but his whole life changes all at once when Dr. Schultz rescues him from the slave drivers/traders. Throughout the film, Django also kills several people, and, therefore, as for Schultz’s case, one is led to wonder whether Django is evil or not, and if yes, what his evil motive is. Django’s first murder is when he kills three brothers named Brittle Brothers (Django Unchained 35:30-38:15). One of the Brittle Brothers wants to lash a black woman. Through flashbacks, which are very graphic and cruel, one can see that this man is the same who lashed Django’s wife Broomhilda in the past, while Django was forced to stand back and observe helplessly. However, he now manages to prevent the flogging and successively kills the three brothers. This is definitely an evil deed, because killing someone is a terrible crime. Nevertheless, it is necessary to have
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