Summary Of 12 Years A Slave

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The movie, 12 Years a Slave, starts off with a group of slaves obtaining instruction on how to cultivate sugar cane crops. That group of slaves, singing the Lord’s Prayer, labored until late evening, and then, many group of slaves, got together for the dinner. Among the group slaves, Solomon Northup perceives the dark-colored juice of blackberries, and attempts to produce ink; however, he wasn’t successful. Later, in the midnight, Solomon’s sleep is disturbed by a passionate woman, which triggers memories of his past life. It turns out that Solomon was a free man, who lived in Saratoga, New York, with his wife and two children. In Saratoga, Solomon was a respected and much demanded man for his skills in violin. Next day, Solomon is invited …show more content…
Eliza screamed and sobbed, but unfortunately she was separated from her family. Later, Ford brought Platt, and Eliza to his house, and asked his personal assistant, Chapin, to provide Platt and Eliza new clothes and something to eat. Next morning, Ford’s slave manager, Tibet, introduced Platt and Eliza to rest of the slaves, and instructed Platt and Eliza to refer Chapin and Tiber as master. Just after the introduction, Tibet humiliates the slaves by singing a demeaning “slave” song. Later in the afternoon, Platt notice that most of slaves are busy in transporting the lumber by foot. So, Platt came up with an intelligent idea to transport the lumber through the canal, but Tibet refused and warned him to follow the instructions. However, Ford was impressed by Platt’s successful technique of lumber transportation, and Tiber felt a huge embarrassment. After the labor, Ford called Platt, and awarded him a violin for his excellence. The next day, Tibet wanted to avenge his embarrassment by killing Platt. Ford realized the situation, and immediately hid Platt. And then, Ford explained Platt that he sold Platt to Epps, a flagrant slave …show more content…
According to Epps, each and every slave has to pluck an average of 200 pounds of cotton. The next two to three days, Platt was not able to meet the requirement, and as a form of punishment, he was lynched from afternoon until late evening. In order to save Platt from lynching, Mistress Epps order Platt to run an errand, and notices Platt reading the list. Then, she advised Platt to never mention anything about his literacy. One day, while on the run for an errand Platt tried to escape, however, he ran into lynching process, and thus, he was discouraged and went on his way to finish the errand. After spending a decade in Epps’ plantation, he grew a strong relationship with Patsy, a slave who was sexually harassed by Epps. Patsy urged Platt to quietly kill her in order to free her from the torture; however, Platt reasoned his belief in God, and refused Patsy’s request. After few days, an Irish man, Armsby joined the slave to earn the lowest wage. During the count check, Platt managed to pluck 160 pounds and was lynched, whereas Armsby managed to pluck only 60 pound and was let go. Later, Epps asked Platt to work with Bass, a Canadian man to build a hut. Bass, who was an abolitionist managed to drop off Platt’s letter to his family. And the next day, a Sherriff marches in Epps’ property, and demands the presence of Platt. He was able to convince that he was a free man, and thus

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