Archetypal Criticism of Blood Diamond

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Through the movie Blood Diamond you can see many tragic events happening. There is loss for some people and gain for others. The movie takes place during the time of the civil war in Sierra Leone in 1999 (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). The movie portrays the events that transpired between the government soldiers and rebel forces. (Synopsis for Blood Diamond). As the Movie opens Solomon Vandy is taken away from his family by RUF (the Revolutionary United Front). Among other Solomon is set to work to find diamonds that will later be sold for a profit that Solomon does not get to keep. Solomon hides the diamond inside the ground where Captain Poison sees him and demands that Solomon hand it over. While this is transpiring, the group gets attacked and Captain Poison gets sent to prison with Solomon before he can get his hands on the Diamond (Synopsis of Blood Diamond). The next main character to be introduced is Danny Archer who is imprisoned for smuggling diamonds into Liberia. Danny gets Solomon released from prison and the two make a deal that Solomon will help Danny find the diamond on the condition that Solomon gets his family back. The two set out on their journey and come across a journalist, Maddy Bowen who agrees to help Solomon on his journey to find his family. During this time it becomes clear to Maddy that Danny is only using Solomon to find the diamond and is planning to steal it and she decides to not help Danny anymore (Synopsis of Blood Diamond). As the two

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