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In this essay,the writer examines the following movies: "Roots," "Glory" and "Amistad." The paper provides a succinct plot summary of each movie and then briefly discusses the similarities and differences in each movie. The impact of these movies on larger American society is also discussed. The writer then attempts to describe his personal, potential reactions to the situations that occur in each movie. The paper then discusses Hollywood's treatment of serious issues such as slavery and violence and discusses how Hollywood's actions influence both children and adults.
From the Paper:"Roots, is an epic, made-for-television mini series that chronicles generations of black Americans in slavery. First on the air in 1977, Roots traced the history of one family from their African origin, through slavery, and finally to emancipation.
"Glory is a war movie about the first all-black company (the 54th regiment) to fight in the United States Civil War. The company, and their white leader confront the prejudices of the Confederates and the Union army. The movie climaxes showing the fighting at Fort Wagner, where the regiment proves there was nothing inferior about a black regiment.
"Amistad, directed by Stephen Spielberg, chronicles the 1839 mutiny on the slave ship Amistad, where slaves were held under barbaric and inhumane conditions. The movie follows the subsequent trial in America."
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