Analysis Of ' The Passing Of Grandison ' And Quentin Tarantino 's Film ' Django Unchained '

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Humor. Mockery. Relationship Goals. Can you consider these three things in a story about slavery? Slavery is typically a sensitive and serious topic. In Charles W. Chesnutt’s short story, “The Passing of Grandison” and Quentin Tarantino 's film, "Django Unchained", these three components were combined for entertainment purposes. In this essay, I will implement the comparison that both the short story and film shows with the three component of humor, mockery and the relationship goal of a slave. “The Passing of Grandison” was humorous in many ways. The humor started the Colonel’s son, Dick Owens, trying to win a girl’s heart by doing something kind by freeing a slave by taking him to Canada. Chesnutt used humor by exposing the…show more content…
In this story, Chesnutt changes the reader’s initial perception of the characters, which was humorous. Such as, even though Charity somewhat persuades Dick Owens to proceed in losing his father’s slave, she never believe that he would actually succeed. Dick returns home, and Charity Lomax hilariously marries him, as she was mildly impressed her with his act. In the movie, “Django Unchained,” Taratino humor comes in condemning the importance of slavery, which he makes fun of events and groups of people that existed during the time of slavery. In the movie, there is a white German bounty hunter named Dr. Schultz seeks out a slave named Django and buys him because he needed him to find some men he is looking for. What so hilarious about this was that Dr. Schultz could have used anybody beside a slave that was on the same plantation with the men that Django might have known, he was not even certain that Django knew of these men he was looking for. Also, in the movie, Taratino made the scene with Django changing wardrobe to be a hilarious part of the movie. You can say that Django went from rags to riches, after Django’s freedom Dr. Schultz offers to buy him a new suit – whatever he wanted. Django selects a blue two piece with lace cravat and knickerbockers, he assumes that’s what gentlemen (a free slave) would wear, It was funny seeing Django walk in his new wardrobe because he thought he politically
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