Racism In Django Unchained

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Django Unchained and Race Relations Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 western Django Unchained tells the story of Django, a slave rescued by bounty hunter Dr. King Schultz, who then aids Django in rescuing his wife Broomhilda. Django and Schultz go throughout the Deep South collecting bounties while Django also takes revenge on a slaveowner who abused him and his wife. Eventually, Django and Schultz find out the identity of the slave owner who has Broomhilda, Mr. Calvin Candie, owner of the infamous plantation Candyland. The film delves into the issues of the African American experience in the 1800’s and also of the heavily racist attitudes of many white people during this time and also that of class in the 1800’s. The film is predominantly a film about race. Its black characters are all mistreated and abused verbally and physically by cruel white slave owners. The film makes no compromises in its depiction of white cruelty towards African Americans. From the film’s liberal use of the N-Word, to various scenes of whipping, keeping someone in a hole in the ground for several days, to forcing African American men into Mandingo fighting, to even a scene of …show more content…
The were educated. They attended churches. And, they used their education and religion to justify the horror that the majority of their wealth was not in land or livestock, but their ownership of other human beings.” The film does attempt to portray Calvin Candie as an individual educated in the inferiority of the African American race. Candie discusses Franz Joseph Gall’s theory of phrenology and that the dimples found on the skull of his father’s old servant show that he was unintelligent and obedient and that the same dimples could be found on the skulls of Broomhilda and

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