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“Scientific” Justification of Slavery in Django Unchained

After reading Benito Cereno as well as Yadon’s commentary on shaving and barbershop violence in the novella, I couldn’t help but think of this scene in Django, where Candy explains why the family’s black servant Old Ben never killed his father while shaving him.

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One thought on ““Scientific” Justification of Slavery in Django Unchained

  1. Great scene. Also, the skeleton makes us think of Aranda’s skeleton used to substitute the San Dominick’s figure head (that was in the image of Christopher Colon).

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