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
‘That’s a compliment,’ explained Jem. ‘He spends his time doin‘ things that wouldn’t get done if nobody did ’em”(Lee 117). In other words, Jem is saying that the cartoon of Atticus in the newspaper is a compliment for Atticus because Atticus works assiduously and does not let anything get in his way. The girls waving at Atticus are trying to distract him, yet Atticus’ attention does not waver from the task he is trying to complete, meaning that the girls are failing to distract him. If no one attempted to do the tasks properly, they would not get
Both Beloved and Twelve Years a Slave choose history as their basis, nevertheless, its role is presented distinctly in these two works. In Beloved, history appearing throughout the story is something that sometimes needs to be remembered and sometimes needs to be forgotten in order to have a better life. Sethe – a Black woman who escapes from slavery – is a infanticide???. She kills her child out of
He includes scenes which inspire discussion by exposing the true inhumane practices of the institution. The film version of 12 Years a Slave showcases the sounds and sights of American slavery: the grief faced with the loss of freedom and identity, comradery in singing, labor intensive cotton picking, and the shudder-inducing sound of a whip along slaves' backs. McQueen accurately represents the ideology behind slavery which was reinforced by slave-owners' skewed interpretations of Christianity; the bible 'sanctioned' slavery, and it was a slave-owner's 'Christian duty' to preach the scriptures to the less fortunate - a precursor to Rudyard Kipling's idea of the 'White Man's Burden'. Although McQueen's cinematic replication of Northup's narrative 12 Years a Slave depicts the harshness of slavery, it forgets to include the gratitude which Northup expresses throughout his narrative. It also shies away from important plot points which emphasize the struggle and paranoia Northup dealt with as his life passed him by and freedom seemed to slip from his
John: When you put it like that it seems like a bit of hyperbole on my part, but I still believe that there is a relation with testosterone levels and these behaviors which can give men an advantage in many facets in the workplace. Socrates: Well I understand the importance of those aspects, but is there a sense that you might be overlooking how many females also share these attributes but may not be give the same opportunities afforded to males? And that these lacks of opportunities arises from more social factors. John: I should concede that could be an equally compelling argument for the disparity of gender in workplace. But I feel like there are other trends observed which still maintain my original position.
In the film 12 Years a Slave the editor, Joe Walker, makes use of a couple of techniques and styles that adds to the film in its own way. Long shots – Joe kept the long shots as long as he thought was necessary to add to the subject matter and the feeling he wanted to bind with the story. At the end of the film there’s this extremely long shot where Solomon is practically staring at the camera for about a minute and a half. The timing of that shot is so perfect because it’s not too short so you don’t have enough time to think about what just happened or too much time to overthink the situation. Closer to the end of the shot he lets the sound fade slowly and rapidly gives you a wakeup call when the next shot starts off where Solomon and the rest of the slaves are busy working in the field.
Gender stance in this quote are shown greatly due to how Hermione is portrayed as if she was some sort of intellect who looked down upon the males. As of reading this as an adult I would already notice how she is in fact the female who was portrayed as the one who knows it all. Additionally it also says “I know all about you, of course” (Rowling 84). This adds to on how she is viewed as the know it all and the intellect of the novel so far. The counterparts of the female were treated as if they were the inferior ones seeking to follow, the superior one, Hermione.
Every action taken to abuse Patsy in the film is a reflection of not only a violent redirection of the powerlessness her mistress experiences as a legally-unrepresented white woman in the South , but another instance in which her power is taken away to fulfill the desire for control that Mrs. Shaw cannot act upon by herself. When the slaves are called to dance in the Epps’s home, for example, Patsy is struck with a thick glass bottle by Mrs. Epps in a failed attempt to get her husband to sell her. In doing this, Mrs. Epps has doubly denied Patsy an identity as a woman, and instead used her as a tool into which the mistress can channel her bitterness, jealousy, and desire to control as much of her own miserable existence as she
Review about 12 Years a Slave 1. Introduction 12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C., in 1841 and sold into slavery. Northup worked on plantations in the state of Louisiana for 12 years before his release. The first scholarly edition of Northup 's memoir, co-edited in 1968 by Sue Eakin and Joseph Logsdon, carefully retraced and validated the account and concluded it to be accurate. Other characters in the film were also real people, including Edwin and Mary Epps, and Patsey.
Each author 's perception of the way a slave owner treats their slaves shows the different relationship of slaves and their owners in each novel. In Aunt Phillis 's Cabin, Eastman tries to show that slave owners treat their slaves well and with respect. In the scene where Bacchus is asking Mr. Weston if she can go to an event, Mr. Westin replies: "Well, I suppose I can 't refuse you, ' said Mr. Weston; 'but come home sober, or ask no more permissions" (Eastman, 34). It seems that Eastman included this scene to show that a slave owner treats their slaves with respect by giving them "permission" to do as they please. Eastman might 've included this to further her point that there 's a good relationship between slaves and their owners.