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Psychology and Culture: Django Unchained

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Transcript of Psychology and Culture: Django Unchained

Paulina Ramos

Joe Zylla
Katherine Reeves
Conflicts
Man vs. Man
Man vs. Society
Man vs. Self
becoming a freed slave comes as a quandary for Django, he wants to help those slaves who are not yet free though he must conceal his
identity
in order to achieve his end goal of freeing his wife.
in a world where skin color determines everything, Django is at an impasse. He is constantly
discriminated
and though he himself has overcome some oppression and become a freed slave. He must continue to fight for his right as a human being as well as his
cultures.
Django faces many struggles with other characters in the film. The main one being Calvin Candie, who is the owner of Django's wife and his end goal.
Cultures
African American
Slave/ Freed Slave
Murderer
For the majority of his life Django was considered inferior and was belittled by the people around him. This shapes him into a more
subservient
man up until he is freed by Dr. King Schultz. His
personality changes
to
accommodate
this change in his life.
The setting of the movie is that of a pre-civil war south, and unfortunately at this time people of color were often disregarded and at times not even thought of as people. Because of this racism, Django's
cultural
and ethnic background affect his character.
As a result of his freedom, Django aids Dr. King Schultz in killing outlaws in an attempt to free his wife.
Reference List
Catton, B., & McPherson, J. M. (2005). The civil war. Mariner Books.
Child, Lydia Maria. (1838).Pre-Civil War African American Slavery. Newburyport {Mass}.
Character Changes
A major change in the film is when Django becomes a freed man. After than he completely
transforms
. Instead of being a
subservient
slave he becomes a confident man and embarks on a revengeful path transitioning into a murderer of outlaws, but only to achieve his end goal of saving his wife. Though in a world where he doesn't have much privilege he finds himself
assimilating
to the white culture where he becomes
ambiguous
as to what side (racially) he is on. Towards the start of the movie Django finds himself defending other slaves though at the end he does almost nothing to stop the violence that's going on.
Contains strong language and violence
Summery
Throughout the film Django goes through different cultural changes; he begins as a slave and later becomes a freed man. In an effort to also free his wife Django joins a group of murderers thus changing him once again. Culture shifts throughout the film are present and are mostly in the form of race, and positions of power.
Thomas, Brendan. (2013) Breaking Characters: An Analysis of Django Unchained. UKI. Retrieved From: http://uki-sutori.com/originals/2013/1/3/breaking-character-an-analysis-of-django-unchained
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