Twelve Years a Slave

Mikkel Hill Larsen, Nynne Malou Jessen & Pelle Imlau-Jeppesen

Studenteropgave: Semesterprojekt


This project seeks to investigate how the meanings of freedom and worth in relation to African-Americans in the United States have developed over the last 160 years, through a thematic analysis of selected works. These works function as representative for three different time periods and will be conducted in order to discover a development of the chosen phenomena. The chosen works are Solomon Northup’s memoir Twelve Years a Slave (1853), Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream (1963) and the movie adaptation of 12 Years a Slave (2013) by Steve McQueen. Through the analysis and discussion we assess that the themes change from a general societal tone during the time of the 1800s to a community-based notion in the 1960s and finally to an intimate and personal relation in our modern time.

UddannelserEngelsk, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat
Udgivelsesdato21 maj 2015


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