Denmark, Vessy, Revolt
1.Question:How to Denmark come to this country and why was he free?
Denmark came from Africa and was a slave on a ship.He played a role as a cabin boy and soon became a rower. After that he won a lottery of $1500 in the town of Charleston.What he did with his money was ask his master if he could buy his freedom.His master soon said what do you think you are worth?Denmark replied, I don’t know, that is your decision.His master said that he could buy his freedom for the amount of $600.Right then and there Denmark realized that his master had just done him a huge favor, because now he could buy his wife as well.
2.Question:What set Denmark apart from other slaves in the film?
What made Denmark different from the other slaves was the fact that he was free.The other slaves were working on command and Denmark was working on his own will but even though he was free he was still treated with the same respect which was none.
3.Question:Identify at least 3 characters and what role they played?
Denmark.Denmark was a free man who had this plan to escape back to Africa.He is very brave and wants his respect.
Backus.Backus always did what he was told and always respected his master. He always thought that his master treated him well.It wasn’t until Denmark invited him to join up with his plan.Backus had said no because he didn’t want to because his master was good to him but then he realized that it wasn’t right.If a white man used a black man for slavery, if God created them both.
Benjamin. Benjamin was Backus’s master.When Backus was accused of being a part in a plan to escape back to Africa he didn’t want to believe it but only because he had thought he treated him like a son.
4.Question:Describe Denmark’s plan?
Denmark’s plan was to start a fire down in the field in the plantation and…