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Karakterskepping in die rolprent Cry Freedom - ’n analise

H. Human
Literator | Vol 11, No 2 | a798 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/lit.v11i2.798 | © 1990 H. Human | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 06 May 1990 | Published: 06 May 1990

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H. Human, Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir CHO, South Africa

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This article looks critically at the aspect of charactarisation in the film Cry Freedom. A model is introduced for the analysis of characterisation in feature films. The model analyses the main characters in the film as symbols of the intended message. The aim is to determine the meaning of the message and to place the response to the film in perspective. Particular attention is paid to the following aspects of the process of character creation: character formation, character revelation and character development. The author comes to the conclusion that the main character in the film is the scriptwriter Donald Woods, and not the black activist, Steve Biko as has generally been accepted.

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