Analysis of the Movie, Daughters of the Dust Essay

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Analysis of the Movie, Daughters of the Dust Daughters of the Dust, was a movie about traditions, and the history of the women in a black family carrying these traditions. The movie starts in 1902, in an island where a family has lived for generations, since the slavery times. Part of this family, wants to leave the Island, but another part wants to preserve the traditions staying in the island. So the whole movie is about the struggle of the members of this family, in relation to leaving or not leaving the Island. The oldest women of this family, is the wisest of that family; she carries the traditions deep in her heart. Another woman, she is in her forty or so, and has two daughters, she is the other side of the coin. She…show more content…
A young, married couple, part of this family also, is also struggling because the man is thinking on leaving. His wife is pregnant, but he believes the child is not his. She was rape, and this has drawn them apart. Two more women, are part of this family. They come to the island from the main land on the day the movie describes. One of them is religious; she believes in Jesus Crist. This is another struggle between religious traditions. The other women left the Island long ago to live in the main land. In this day she was coming back to her land to stay, to rediscover herself. However, she got rejected by many women in the family. They consider her a traitor because she left. The younger women accept her because they are more open-minded. In that day, the movie describes, this family is challenge by the abrupt explosion of feelings of each and almost every one of its members. In this days, all the issues that the members of this family have kept inside, are exposed, so they are forced to take decision if they want to keep their family together, at least in spirit. After a confrontation, many of the conflicts are resolve and almost all members end up in peace with all the others. At the end, the old women, the woman who came back to rediscover herself, and the married couple stayed. The couple had their child, who grew up happy in the Island. The girl in love with the Indian,
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