Django Unchained Essay

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Quentin Tarantino’s controversial 2012 blockbuster Django Unchained has been the center of much debate. Some believe it to be a fantastic tale of vengeance, justice, and freedom, while others have written it off merely as a racist blaxploitation film limping along on shock value alone. Watching just a few minutes of the film, it becomes abundantly obvious how this film has garnered such polarizing opinions with its flippant use of racial slurs and gruesome violence. However, once the viewer has acclimatized one’s self to the rampant use of the “n-word” and the brutal violence that at times can be a bit surreal, you begin to question Tarantino’s motives for the film. One theory that is clearly portrayed during the movie is Michel Foucaults…show more content…
The main effect of the Panopticon is to induce internalized power that operates independently of the person who utilized it and ensures its efficiency by inculcated rules, classification, specialization, and surveillance. Throughout the final half of the movie, Tarantino presents the head slave, Stephen, at Candyland to serve as the spitting image of how Panopticism dehumanizes others to follow the system unquestionably. The power within Candyland can be seen when the master, Calvin Candy, groomed Stephen to be an extension of himself. Foucault notes that “the Panopticon is a marvelous machine which, whatever use one may wish to put it to, produces homogeneous effects of power,” (Foucault 233). The Panopticon, an architectural penitentiary building designed by Jeremy Bentham, has developed into the representation of Foucault’s theory. At the focal point of the panopticon, the inspector can look over each single cell or room. The effects are homogeneous on the grounds that, in any way the building is utilized, power functions in a certain manner. Every individual detained inside it was separated and discreetly arranged so that they are

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