PERSONAL MOVIE REVIEW While analyzing the movie “12 Years a Slave,” one major scene of plot that stood out to me. When Solomon was on the ship to bound for New Orleans, he and the other two slaves were planning about their options. One of the two men said that our hope is lost and if and if Solomon wanted to survive he should 'nd tell any one that he could read and write.Then Solomon’s responded that “I don’t want to survive, I want to
But he has no choice but to let Justine take the fall for the death of his brother because he fears being seen as a madman. Later when Victor is told by his monster that he would leave to South America if Victor makes a second creation, he agrees until he selfishly destroys the second creation. “You have destroyed the work which you began...Do you dare to break your promise?” (181). Victor knew the consequences. He failed his parental duty to take care of his child and his needs and as a result he got Elizabeth killed.
Titus, in this scene, has started to lose his civility when he stabbed his own flesh and blood. Titus’ civility is diminishing because he showed no reason or thought into his careless action of killing his son, it was a senseless act. This act of murder was not civil because he murdered his own kin which is also seen as a barbaric act because barbarism is killing with no reasoning. Titus explicitly defines barbarism by not assessing the matter before stabbing his son for no other reason than for being in his way. Titus’ slow crawl into the realm of barbarism is shown in this scene as he is showing no logic in his actions and no forgiveness to his sons for betraying Rome.
Then Crassus was killed in battle, it was at this moment that there was only two left, Caesar and Pompey. So at a moment of weakness for Pompey, Caesar march forward and chased him out of Rome in a retreat. Later Pompey would die in egypt. The reason that Caesar was lead to do this isn’t because Pompey was a threat to him, but it was to
He goes to a church revival and acts like a pirate that has just got out of a war in the Indian Ocean and his crew has all died and he was robbed and was poor as dirt. He is just as happy as can be for it to. He said he was a changed man for the better. He wants to work and save up the money to go back to the Indian Ocean and witness to those pirates that are lost. That no one can do it better than him because he knows all of them.
In Ancient Greece, it was believed that for a soul to reach the Underworld, it had to be buried properly (67). Referring back to the play, Polynices was not buried. Moreover, it would lead to the outcome that his soul would vanish. Antigone would not grant her brother to not be buried properly, which leads to her breaking Creon’s decree and creating a major conflict between the both of them. Creon was not fond of Antigone doing this and sends her to be starved to death in a chamber.
Hamlet acts so crazy that he couldn’t remember that he just wanted to kill Hamlet. He acted so crazy that he started blaming everyone else, and almost forgot about his anger towards Claudius. He acted so crazy towards the Queen, Ophelia and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern that he ended up hurting those people’s emotions, which led to Ophelia’s suicide as well. Hamlet showed us how not to live by not being himself. He may have wanted to kill Claudius and had all of the evidence to do so but acting like he was crazy was not who he was.
Unfortunately, instead of going to Caesar and discussing their concerns with him; they decide to end his life. Therefore, Brutus is a betrayer, for conspiring to kill his own friend. One of Brutus’s motivations for killing Caesar is that he believes it is what is best for Rome: “It must be by his death, and for my part I know no personal cause to spurn at him but for the general.” The group of conspirators all believes that Caesar’s ambition puts Rome in danger of becoming a monarchy. Therefore, they would become slaves to Julius Caesar. When Brutus is considering killing Caesar he says, “To be honest, I’ve never known Caesar to let his emotions get the better of his reason” and “our quarrel is with his future behavior, not what he does now.” In conclusion, Brutus’s concerns of Caesar becoming too powerful are invalid because he has not shown signs of becoming that type of ruler.
Men, women, and children were caught in the crossfire and sometimes even deliberately murdered by both sides. del Toro does not sugarcoat the brutality of the Spanish Civil War as even the first image the audience is shown is of a dying and bloody child. Indeed, much of the violence in the movie is experienced by the young and innocent. In The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro, it is suggested that the violence in the movie “is commensurate with the brutality of certain fairy tales in their original form and also with a realist vision of the cruelty of war that uses the figure of the child to create greater empathy and affect the spectator”(Davies 192). While much of the cruelty in Pan’s Labyrinth is very graphic, it is the explicit nature of what is experienced by children that makes the movie hard to watch for some.
Cassius influenced Brutus to conspire against Caesar by stating, Caesar “is now become a god… and his name has been sounded more than [Brutus’s]” (Act 1, Scene 2, Line 118-145-6). Cassius’s arguments convinced Brutus in proving Caesar's murder would be just, but Caesar’s death is unjust because he is being murdered out of Brutus and Cassius’s jealousy. Both of the individuals are envious of the power that Caesar is being given by the people of Rome and want to end his life before they will lose their own power in the senate after Caesar becomes king. Brutus’ naive mind was easily convinced by Cassius that Caesar was not the best choice to assume the Roman throne because he would not listen to their political thoughts. Individuals, such as Cassius and Brutus, in the senate were afraid of having their power decreased because Caesar, as Brutus states, is an “unhatched serpent’s egg” (Act 2, Scene 1, Line 33).