Plot of Abraham Lincoln Film

Plot of Abraham Lincoln Film

The film was commenced in January 1865 as Abraham Lincoln, the United States President shown his expectations for earlier termination of Civil War within the states to overthrow allied nations (Pipolo 2009). Ultimately, the President is showing interest that earlier liberation announcement may be dismissed amicably by the administration of justice after civil war among the states. Therefore, he implied that thirteenth reformation gets conquered by the countries which practiced slavery. However, he developed a mood of passing reformation in advance to discard any contingency of re-enslaving the already freed slaves in the republic (Pipolo 2009). Nonetheless, some of the Republicans developed a phobia that the reformation will be discarded especially by those wishing to cause distraction on its approval. Literally, Republicans’ support is not guaranteed by the neighboring states and therefore, these causes discomfort among the citizens. Besides, reformation requires the involvement of member of Congress to tolerate.

However, with a large number of liberal parties failing in the re-election in 1864, some of the advisors of the president had begun to place a belief that waiting for a large assembly could be the only solution to counteract with the existing situation. Therefore, this made him be much determined since reformation has been made in place before war conclusion and also re-admittance of states from the Southern part of the Republic (Pipolo 2009). Succinctly, he places all his hopes on the service from the endower of the party of the republic, Francis Preston Blair, who can persuade members of the western part of the state as well as those at the border and this could make him win. Nevertheless, with a coalition of victory on Civil war being highly liable, yet unsecured, with his sons serving in the coalition army, Preston places his sagacity of ending war among their enemies. Through this, Blair stands on Lincoln’s permit to allow him to be able to engage the allied government on negotiations which are peaceful (Archer 2013). However, Lincoln believed that support for reformation comes from Republicans who are radical for whom peaceful negotiations are not accepted; hence Lincoln was unable to carry on without Blairs’ aspirations. At such a particular juncture, Lincoln and William Seward, the secretary of state, secured votes of democracy for reformation. Lincoln, therefore, based his suggestion on concentrating on convincible parties since they attempt to freely have a feeling of voting as per their choices (Archer 2013).

Moreover, such individuals will soon seek for employment and such stipulated jobs according to Lincoln’s perception on campaign shall be allocated on his coming off the second term leader. Nonetheless, it is viewed that both of them have placed their unwillingness in the offer of bribery, but instead, Lincoln and Steward authorized core agents of the republic to communicate with men in the Congress to offer state jobs in a bid to exchange for supportive acts (Pinsker 1993). Literally, Thaddeus Stevens, the racial-equality advocate agreed on the controversial matter and based his argument that reformation fosters just legal equality but not to declare actual balance. Generally, the representatives of Confederate plans to meet with Lincoln in a bid to discuss peaceful terms, in that they could be kept outside Washington. However, as reformation comes to voting, gossip of the mission of the other party revolves hence becomes a prompt for everyone to encourage support thereby postponing votes (Pinsker 1993). Therefore, Lincoln places a denial in that there exist representatives in Washington, voting proceeds hence result in a pass of margin by only two votes. This led to the celebration of the black visitors as Steven also reciprocate by returning home to his lover and housekeeper, a woman black in complexion.

Nevertheless, on Lincolns’ meeting with the union of the confederacy, he narrates that slavery is unrestorable, and also the Northern side of the republic is joined to rectify the reformation hence most southern states restored legislatures, and they also passed their ratification through voting. Ultimately, on third April, Lincoln goes to the battlefield located in Virginia, and he has a slight conversation with Ulysses S. Grant, the Lieutenant General. Therefore, six days later, Grant gets General Robert E. Lee’s hand over at Appomattox Courthouse. Nonetheless, fourteenth April, Lincoln meets his cabinet members in a bid to discuss futuristic measures to grant the privilege of voting blacks (Archer 2013). At such a time, he gets a reminder that Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady awaits to take them for take-off to Ford’s Theatre. That evening, like Tad, son of Lincoln is viewing Aladdin and the Wonderful Lamp at Grover’s Theater, manager all of a sudden halt the play, thereby announcing that Lincoln, President has been shot. In the following day, President dies, and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton affirm emphatically that, “Now he belongs to the ages.” Finally, the film exit with a flashback as Lincoln delivers his second beginning discourse.

However, the film was released on eighth October 2012. In contrary, Lincoln Film received many accolades in 2013, some of these accolades include: Academy Award for Best Actor, Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actor as well as AACTA International Award for Best Actor. Lastly, the film was produced and directed by Kathleen Kennedy and Steven Spielberg respectively.

According to Journal Article, Hero or Demagogue? Images of Lincoln in American Film, by Tony Pipolo, the issues about slavery, Civil Wars as well as desire are addressed (Pipolo 2009). Therefore, such matters are evidenced in the Lincoln Film’s plot. For instance, the issue on slavery is depicted when Lincoln agitatedly developed a mood to pass reformation in advance to discard contingency of re-enslaving already freed slaves in the republic hence the journal is entirely valid and accurate (Pipolo 2009). Moreover, the issue on civil war has emerged in the republic since at the beginning of the Film, Lincoln has shown many expectations on termination of earlier Civil War in a bid to overthrow the allied states who become violent hence the journal is much accurate.

On the other hand, the issue of desire is relevant as it addresses how Lincoln has many aspirations for the Republicans who have shown their support in electing him as their president (Pipolo 2009). Literally, in the actual history, the United States faced internal conflicts as a result of the race in that the black people had no say of what has been posited by the higher authority. Moreover, the black people had the desire to become great leaders in the US, but they had no power to stand firm, and so they faced rejection (Pipolo 2009). Lastly, black people were used as slaves in white people’s farms; therefore, such instances are valid.

Secondly, according to the journal article, Senator Abraham Lincoln, by Matthew Pinsker, the issues about political parties, political campaigns, voting, congressional legislation as well as congressional voting has been seen (Pinsker 1993). Therefore, in the context, reformation is observed to require Congress members either to accept it or not, and this is typically done through congressional voting. However, the issue of voting has been noted when Lincoln and William Seward secured votes of democracy for reformation (Pinsker 1993). Through the acts of securing votes posit that voting takes place in the state and because of citizens voting, there is the likelihood of the existence of political parties as well as political campaigns. Ultimately, in actual history, serious political campaigns were held in the whole regions of the United States led by political parties (Pinsker 1993). Through the existences of rallies in the state, Republicans took part in voting to select their desired president, and after voting had been done and counted, the president gets sworn in, and congressional legislation enacts laws to govern the state.

Nonetheless, the journal article, Filmmaker’s Journal: Notes on The Lincoln Film Conspiracy, by Ina Diane Archer, it addresses conspirators who work secretly to obtain a given goal that has the contrary intention of been understood (Archer 2013). Based on the context, Lincoln meets with the union of the Confederacy. He narrates how slavery is unrestorable, and at the same time, the Northern side of the republic gets united to rectify the reformation is an indication that Lincoln and Seward worked secretly with an intention to end slavery. However, he puts slight efforts to eradicate such ills, but the people already in power do not see sense in that since most slaves were black people (Archer 2013). In the real history, black parties were regarded as inferior beings who were incapable of being real leaders; however, the unfortunate black citizens were viewed as thieves, and they were associated with the act of slavery hence the article is valid.

With reference to the Lincoln Film, emotionally, I felt grievous when the President was shot and later died on the following day. Intellectually, I felt envious for those political parties who allowed greed to take full control over them, and this is evidenced when there was voting for reformation. After that, rumors of side party revolve hence promptly for citizens to encourage support and this led to postponing of votes. When Lincoln denied, his plea was unrecognized, and voting proceeded to result in a passing margin by two votes. However, I felted so much contented with Lincoln Film after researching the actual situation and historical context, and compared the latter to the former and therefore increased my satisfaction.




Works Cited

Archer, Ina Diane. “Filmmaker’s Journal: Notes on The Lincoln Film Conspiracy.” Black Camera, Vol. 5. No. 1 (Fall 2013): pp. 226-231. Print

Pinsker, Matthew. “Senator Abraham Lincoln.” Journal of the Abraham Lincoln Association, Vol. 14. No. 2 (Summer, 1993): pp. 1-21. Print

Pipolo, Tony. “Hero or Demagogue? Images of Lincoln in American Film.” Cinéaste, Vol. 35. No. 1 (WINTER 2009): pp. 14-21. Print