Analysis Of The Book ' Amistad ' By Steven Spielberg And Howard Jones ' Book, Mutiny On The Amistad Essay
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“Amistad” movie is directed by Steven Spielberg and Howard Jones’ book “Mutiny on the Amistad: The Saga of a Slave Revolt and its Impact on American Abolition, Law and Diplomacy” are historical accounts of the slave mutiny that occurred in the year 1839. The incident happened when the slaves at sea, aboard on La Amistad. Spielberg’s movie depicts the incident in visual word, whereas Jones’ has written the book and depicted the entire incident by using words. Both mediums capture the case that had been filed against the fifty three Africans were on aboard on the Spanish ship and were responsible for steering its direction. The ship was later captured by American Navy.
The screenplay pursues the incidents related to the legislation of the Africans who were sold into slavery and were boarded on the Spanish ship. The film critically reviews the historical events from diverse cultures, radical and international relations viewpoint. African Slave Trade was started by the Europeans. The ship known as Amistad, is shown sailing from Cuba to United States and the year is 1839. The slaves are from African descent and their leader is Cinque. The mutiny occurs under his leadership and therefore, takes control of it. Everyone on the ship are killed except for the two navigators, who were kept alive in order to take the slaves back to Africa. However, the navigators misguide them and keep changing the direction. Finally, the ship lands on east cost of United States and is later