1492, Conquest of Paradise: The misrepresentation of the Film
The movie, Conquest of Paradise is very inaccurate in its portrayal of Christopher Columbus and what he brought to the so called "New World". The movie shows Columbus to be the first person to discover America and to cross the Atlantic Ocean when it is known that others had accomplished this miracle years before he did. Also, the movie doesn't completely show the difficulty of the first
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were once the reached the islands. Most importantly, the movie doesn't show the way the Natives were severely mistreated, enslaved, and killed by battles and disease.
Ebert, Roger. 1492: "Conquest of Paradise". 9 Oct. 1992
Faber, Harold. Discovers of America. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1992.
Rienits, Rex and Thea. The Voyages of Columbus. New York: Crescent Books, 1989
Sale, Kirkpatrick. The Conquest of Paradise, Christopher Columbus and the Columbian Legacy. New York: Knopf, 1991.