Inhumane American Slavery In The Film 12 Years A Slave

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12 Years a Slave The movie 12 Years a Slave, is an exceptional film. It shows how brutal and inhumane American Slavery is. The movie itself is shockingly truthful as to the events that actually happened. There were many scenes that made it hard to not look away from the screen. Along with numerous scenes of trying to hold back tears. This movie is filled with heartache, sorrow, pure utter violence, but also love. There were many amazing actors and actress’ in this movie. Altogether, this film was brilliant. In fact, it has won many awards. Including, an Academy Award for Best Picture, Best Supporting Actress, Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, and many more outstanding awards. This movie is brutally honest, but well deserved. A free-man was…show more content…
She also frequently told her husband to whip Patsy. As mentioned earlier, Patsy was a slave for Edwin Epps. She was actually one of his best and most effective cotton pickers. At one point, Patsy bribed and begged for Solomon to end her life. She also gave birth to Edwin Epps’ child, from one of his many rapes. Armsby worked along the slaves for a short period of time, because he was a poor alcoholic. Northup entrusted Armsby with a secret in which he gave Armsby money, but proved to be too naïve. Later, Mr. Bass came along to work on the house for Edwin Epps. He was the savoir for Northup, because he held to his word and helped Solomon. The movie really begins when Northup is kidnapped by Merrill Brown, who pretends to be a talented entrepreneur. Merrill Brown and his accomplice, Abram Hamilton, drug Northup and sell him to James H. Burch. Northup, expecting to wake up in his hotel room for the circus show, is sadly mistaken. He immediately tells Burch, that he is a free-slave and that there has been a mistake, but Burch corrects him with his first beating. Afterwards, Northup is then sent on his to Theophilus Freeman. As it was stated earlier, Freeman changes Northup’s name to Platt. William Ford…show more content…
Although, Northup initially had two brutal encounters with Tibeats. The first, when Northup followed his orders, but somehow did not do it right. The second, being when Tibeats gave outrageous demands. This was when Northup fled the premise hoping to run away from his repercussions. Unfortunately, he had to return, because he was unable to survive in the swamp. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/10/17/_12_years_a_slave_true_story_fact_and_fiction_in_mostly_accurate_movie_about.html). The next tiny problem with the film, would be when Epps reads from the bible as to warn the slaves. This was actually from other books, not from Northup’s book. (http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2013/10/17/_12_years_a_slave_true_story_fact_and_fiction_in_mostly_accurate_movie_about.html). Patsy never actually asked Northup to take her life, that was completely from the movie. Although, Northup suggests, that she may have wanted to ask that, because she was deep depression, which only death could cure.
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