Sunday, January 6, 2019
Tweleve Years a Slave
While reading this novel, I often thought about what I learned about striverry in school and the many films Ive seen on the subject, about notably, the television series Roots , which is bidly most of our first visual delegacy of a slaves life but I thought, Noooo, they got it defective Slavery was 50 measure whip than any representation Ive ever so seen on a film. ?? Solomon Northup, was a leave office born, African America man backup in New York state in the early 1800s. He had a wife, tercet children, and was able to provide for his family running(a) unlike jobs, depending on the season. Solomon is kidnapped and forced into slavery for 12 years, in the deep south. ?? What makes this novel so compelling is his story telling.He goes into great dilate explaining what is feels like to be a slave the constant state of fear (scared of wakeful up late, scared of not working fast enough, scared of universe in the wrong place at the wrong time if your master is in an haz ardous mood), the whippings (which happened more often than I sooner thought), the reprehensible labor, the shortsighted food (yet being forced to work at century% at all times with little nourishment), and the depressing feeling of being detached from your family (being sold to another master was the worst nightmare of most slaves, more stately than the whip).His prose paints a clear picture of what it feels like to be a slave. ?? I exceedingly recommend this non-fiction novel (did I mention, this is a TRUE story) to any and everyone interested in American or African American history. ?? This novel is currently being make into a film by theatre director Steve McQueen, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Brad Pitt, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael Fassbender.I maintain to admit, I am very raring(predicate) to see this film (its slated for release Sept. 6, 2013) because Im uneven to see if they will be straight to the original work, and go hard and showcase slavery in its most brutal form, even if it will make audiences uncomfortable, because as time goes on, I think we freeze how truly horrible an institution slavery was.