Analysis Of The Film ' Django ' Essay

1180 Words Mar 17th, 2016 null Page
In Django, the film displays the law enforcement’s failure to enforce any moral or lawful act early in the film and this scene sets the tone for the rest of the film. The scene begins right after Shultz rescues Django and they arrive in Daughterly, Texas. Shultz kills the sheriff of the county in the street. Afterwards, the marshal and the militia of the town come to the bar in order to arrest and/or kill Shultz and Django if they resist. Instead, Shultz proves that he is beyond the law and instead of arresting Shultz for murder, Shultz informs the marshal that he now owes him money for his service. Interestingly, the film portrays this violence as abnormal as it throws the whole town into chaos. Additionally, this scene illustrates a theme of violence as spectacle. There is a large audience of women and children when Shultz kills the sheriff, and once Shultz surrenders, he asks for confirmation that the law will not shoot him he down in the street. The marshal responses with, “Much as we’d all like to see [you get shoot in the street] ain’t no one going to cheat the hangman in my town” the marshal explicitly states, that people would enjoy seeing the violence. While there is usually an audience present for the violence in the film, this is the only time we have confirmation that it is because people enjoy seeing it. When the law is enforced (here that entails not killing people who have surrendered) they stop further violence. The law is able to go beyond their humanly…

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