Analysis Of The Movie ' 12 Years A Slave '

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12 Years a Slave is a drama film about a free African American man, Solomon Northup, who was kidnapped and sold to slavery. The movie was released in 2013 starring Chiwetel Ejiofor as Solomon Northup, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Brad Pitt. 12 Years a Slave has earned three Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. The movie is based off of a memoir written in 1853 by Solomon Northup. The film is for people who are fascinated with history and enjoy dramatic scenes. However, it is also a movie that informs viewers the behavior and acts of people during the time of slavery. 12 Years a Slave is the journey of Solomon Northup and his survival. 12 Years a Slave depicts the survival of Solomon Northup by trying to stay alive and not have cruelty and death take over. The movie begins with Northup seen with his family and is content with his life. However, two men, Brown and Hamilton, convince Northup to travel to Washington DC for a high wage job. The two men seem legitimate in their deal, but it also foreshadows what will happen to Northup by haunting music once all three were well acquainted with each other. Next, Northup is chained in a dark cell with barely any light. The scene presents light snatched from his life. Along with the light taken, his capability of moving has been restricted. He is taken to New Orleans on a boat where he gets a new name, Platt, and sold to Ford, a plantation owner. Northup decides to do the best he can under Ford’s ownership because he believes that Ford

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