Racial Stereotypes In Django Unchained By Quentin Tarantino

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Race is a social construct which is normally discussed among us. Individuals who have influence over us such as politicians, television, movies, and books can change our belief system. Although there isn’t any genetic proof of Caucasians, African Americans, Hispanics, or any other race being more intelligent than the other, many people use the idea of race as a deciding factor of who to employ, associate with, or even marry. This plays a major role in the stereotyping process between different groups. This ideology can be taught by the media as well as your family. Race is frequently used to make a group of people feel superior to the other. This has influenced pop culture in a major way.
Stereotypes aren’t only in books and films, consumers
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How are stereotypes developed during the film? During the film Django Unchained written and directed by Quentin Tarantino, and produced by Stacey Sher, Reginald Hudlin, and Pilar Savone. The film was released on December 25, 2012, racial stereotyping was used effectively. The character of Django is an African American male who was among some shackled slaves driven on foot in Texas by slave-owners. The movie was set in the 1850s when slavery was prevalent in the United States. Stereotypically Django was sold off from his wife Broomhilda von Shaft. His aim in life was to locate his wife and reunite with her. At this point in the film, a German dentist turned bounty hunter, named Dr. King Schultz paid Django’s owner for his freedom as Django knew the men Dr. Schultz had a bounty on. As was predictable in the film the white German had the money and the ability as a gunslinger who helped Django locate his wife. He taught Django everything he knew about gun fighting and bounty hunting. Django in return assisted Dr. Schultz in locating and killing his bounty, the Brittles brothers. Django collected his first bounty and kept the hand bill for good …show more content…
Tarantino presented the film showing a black man finally striking revenge on his enslavers, but in doing so he shows the normal stereotypes of black men as characters to be feared (Jackson 2013). The slave-owners men showed loyalty to their masters until the death. Django tried to save his friend Schultz who helped him locate Broomhilda. He had to prove to the slave owners men that he was in fact a bounty hunter. He tricked them into letting him go to claim bounty on criminals hiding at the plantation. There were no criminals hiding at the plantation. Candie’s men gave Django a gun. Django killed all of them, stole a horse, and reclaimed his wife. Django showed his loyalty to his wife as he would have died before he would have left her. This is an example of African Americans being fiercely loyal to their families. At the very end you see Django and Broomhilda sitting on a horse watching the plantation house blow up from the bomb he set. As with most movies, it leads the viewer to believe that they were riding off into freedom to live happily ever after. This is stereotypical showcase of the ultimate happy

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