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Patsey

Patsey

I don't lie, Master. If you kill me, I'll stick to that.
~ Patsey defying Edwin Epps.

Patsey is the heroine from the treasured 2013 film 12 Years a Slave.

Biography

Patsey is a fiesty, strong-willed slave who works under the thumb of her cruel master, Edwin Epps, who deems her to be an object. She is forced into labor, picking cotton from plants but is aided by our hero, Solomon Northup, who convinces her not to give in to dispair. Patsey displays her courageous nature when she is accused of stealing soap. She explains that she did this when she was forbidden to, so Edwin lashes her savagely with his whip. The other slaves help her, along with Solomon.

Trivia

  • Patsey is played by newcomer Lupita Nyong'o.


Videos

12 Years A Slave Clip - Soap

12 Years A Slave Clip - Soap

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