William Wilberforce – Amazing Grace Film – Essay Guidelines
After viewing the film Amazing Grace about the life of William Wilberforce, write a three to four page reflective essay considering the following themes and questions:
Theme: The First to Care
Q1. Among the first people to be heavily involved in the abolition movement – in Great Britain and the US – were members of religious groups like the Quakers. Why do you think this was so?
Q2. Why would this have been important to a young politician like Wilberforce and the to the world of politics itself?
Theme: What about you? Could you do it?
Q3. What skills would be important for a statesman like Wilberforce to possess in order to get a bill to become a law? How would someone learn these skills?
Q4. What character traits or virtues would be important? Why?
Q5. Do you think these traits are still important to people seeking to bring about social justice today? Why or why not?