Abraham Lincoln Movie Analysis

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Slavery in America has always been and always will be an emotional, sometimes even volatile, subject. The culture of the American people shows that more than any other culture, as we have enslaved millions of people simply because of the color of their skin. The subject of slavery was much debated until the 13th amendment was passed. President Abraham Lincoln made it his personal quest to get this amendment passed. In Steven Spielberg’s film, Lincoln, it showed the last months of Abraham Lincoln’s life and his will and determination to get the Thirteenth Amendment passed. In the film, Spielberg portrays the president as a charismatic voice of reason whom gets his point across with annoying personal anecdotes. While the director portrayed President…show more content…
Lincoln had problems with his family within his family while in presidency. His eldest son, Robert Lincoln, wanted to be a soldier but, Abraham Lincoln did not want Robert to enlist. Because of the war, obviously, people will die and Abraham Lincoln did not want Robert’s death to become in his immediate future. Abraham Lincoln does not want to lose another son. Another obstacle that Abraham Lincoln had to face was coping with one of his son’s death, Willie. During the film, Lincoln said that he could never show his feelings. He felt like he wanted to be buried with his son, which showed how much he loved his children. Even Mrs. Lincoln could not deal with her son’s death. She was distraught, and at one point Lincoln threatened to send her to the crazy house if she did not stop…show more content…
One of the soldiers tells Lincoln of how he wishes that all men would one day be created equally enough that a black man could one day be a Colonel in the Army. The second scene opens with a visualization of one of Lincoln’s recent dreams. Abraham and Mary Lincoln, who is played by Sally Field, have a discussion about this dream along with others and come to the conclusion that it is about the possibility of a new push for the proposed Thirteenth Amendment, abolishing slavery. Next we see a Cabinet meeting which turns to a discussion of the proposed Thirteenth Amendment that includes vigorous objections and other who also surprised Lincoln by saying that they will object to the plan, this causes Lincoln suspect defeat but he intends to continue onward. Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, Stevens (played by Tommy Lee Jones) hosts a meeting of Radical Republicans to discuss their position on whether or not to hold a new vote for the proposed Thirteenth Amendment and what Lincoln 's true intentions are. The Amendment passes in the Senate and is then scheduled for the vote of the House of Representative at the end of the month. Then the president and his wife look for some democrats that they can have go on their side. The morning of the vote is January 31, 1865, Stevens arrives first on the

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