Analysis Of The Movie, Daughters Of The Dust

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Analysis of the Movie, Daughters of the Dust

Daughters of the Dust, was a movie about traditions, and the history of the women in a black family carrying these traditions. The movie starts in 1902, in an island where a family has lived for generations, since the slavery times. Part of this family, wants to leave the Island, but another part wants to preserve the traditions staying in the island. So the whole movie is about the struggle of the members of this family, in relation to leaving or not leaving the Island. The oldest women of this family, is the wisest of that family; she carries the traditions deep in her heart. Another woman, she is in her forty or so, and has two daughters, she is the other side of the coin. She wants to leave the island and break with the traditions. She wants her daughter to be educated, and have a different kind of life. One of her daughters, is in love with an Indian who leaves in the Island, and she does not want to leave.

A young, married couple, part of this family also, is also struggling because the man is thinking on leaving. His wife is pregnant, but he believes the child is not his. She was rape, and this has drawn them apart. Two more women, are part of this family. They come to the island from the main land on the day the movie describes. One of them is religious; she believes in Jesus Crist. This is another struggle between religious traditions. The other women left the Island long ago...

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