Analysis Of The Film ' 12 Years A Slave '

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Viewing "12 Years A Slave" for the first time was excruciating. The director of the film depicts a vivid view of the horror that African Americans endure during the slavery era. He illustrates one man 's journey, Solomon Northup, starting out as a free man, being captured, becoming property, to finally being able to see his family in this same lifetime. The writer 's objective for the viewer was to create a timeline of events that could happen to one through this horrific stage. By glimpsing into one person 's life of bondage as a viewer you are able to truly empathize for the main character as well as others who endured enslavement.


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Living In Saratoga, New York in 1841,Solomon Northup was a husband, father, exceptionally talented violinist, and well educated man. His wife was a chef that traveled to Sandy Hills during the year for employment. They together raised two children and eldest daughter and son. Upon his wife leaving for three weeks on duty Solomon was approached by two Caucasian men Mr. Brown and Hamilton, who stated to be on a search for talent. They were able to lure him to accompany them to Washington, where he would be compensated extraordinary wages fro his talents and contributions. With Solomon 's intelligence he asked a multitude of questions before finally not being able to resist such high wages. He was manipulated into leaving New York, where he was a free man, and was chained in Washington to then be treated as a slave. This…
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