Analysis Of 12 Years A Slaves

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The transatlantic slave trade resulted in the worst oppression of millions of men, women and children who were held in bondage for many centuries. The enslavement of the African people was a cruel, brutal and a horrifying experience for a whole population of people who were forced from their African homeland to American to be demoralized and disrespect. This was the worst act of repression on the lives, integrity, and dignity of a population of African people in our history. The cruel and inhumane treatment changed a whole culture of people lives forever and resulted in a devastating experience as they were taken from the life they once knew. The Africans who were stripped of their birth rights, exploited, dehumanized and put in bondage in …show more content…
It portrays a free black by the name of Northup that lived a good life as a free black man earning a good salary being a musician with a wife and two children. Northup was tricked by two white men who claimed to be business men looking for a violinist to perform in Washington, D.C. He left with these men who got him drunk them when he awaken his life is totally changed. He is in chains and is being held by slave traders. This is now the reality that he is faced with because no matter how hard he tries to explain he is a free man and not a slave not one listens to him. Northup experiences life like he has never known it. He was beaten and chained. He clothes were ragged and he had no shoes, was able to go and come when he wanted to. He now had to answer to other people and do as they said, not what he was use to doing as a free man. He smarts and intelligence was being challenged because some white thought he knew more than them. His name was changed to what the white slave men wanted to call him not his birth name. He now slept in a room on the floor with other people not in a bed in his room with his wife in a house. He traveled in the back of a wagon filled with other slaves who were taken from their families. He experienced being beaten and having a noose hung around his necks for hours because others were afraid to give him any help. This film gives us a glimpse of …show more content…
The movie gave us a good idea of what one free man endures when he was taken away from his family, life and culture. He was demoralized, disrespected and treated like a piece of parcel or commodity. Northup was one of millions of Africans who were stripped of their birth rights, exploited, dehumanized and put in bondage in this transatlantic slave trade laid the foundation for free enterprise that generated great wealth for many Europeans and

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