The film begins by showing us Columbus and his younger son Ferdinand Columbus sitting beside the ocean. This is used to show the viewer that Columbus can be relatable in that he is seen as a family man wanting to provide for himself and his family. Returning from this family outing, Columbus is then approached by a priest who gives him news that the counsel of the Universite De Salamanque has accepted his proposal to meet and discuss his journey to sail west. After his return home form the University as a laughing stock for believing God had sent him to undertake this journey, Columbus is then approached by a sailor named Martin Alonso Pinzon who thinks he can help him in funding his journey. The sailor explains to Columbus that the banker who finances him named Luis de Santangel is owed debt from Queen Isabella I, the queen of Castile. Columbus asks why they would help him and to his response Luis answers, “Faith, hope, charity, but greater then all these, is beckoning.” Following this, the three men arrive a...
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..., the film did portray itself as more of a “happy feely” kind of story in order to give a mild version of what really happened. History gives us a Columbus that was out to explore and conquer for goods and land while in contrast the film gave us a man whose goal was only to explore in the name of God and the people of Spain. History does show us that if Columbus wasn’t so hostel and forceful to the natives and the queen, the Spanish might have never been so influential to the expansion west. This relates to the fact that most South American countries speak Spanish and adopt many of their cultural attribute from Spain. Lastly, the film was a somewhat accurate way to show the expansion west. The film also touched on the more emotional side of the journey by showing more expression than words and by doing so created a relatable sense of curiosity to explore the unknown.
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