I would agree but....

1) He went above and beyond belittling them. That almost ruined the mission (as they were on the horses coming in to Candyland, right before the incident with the fighter and the dogs). Am I forgetting something? I get that he was trying to show how he was a black man doing a horrible job but what he did was unneccasary. Did this help the mission at all?

2) it would have cost him nothing to say something/assist those also on his way to the mines (after he blew up Quentin)

3) In one scene he is saying that a black Mandingo trader was a horrible person, but in the next scene he is being the worst kind of Mandingo trader. In my opinion, that means he was aware and had the capacity to care for another slave.
Originally Posted by scrills
But hadn't Schultz like beaten it into Django that he wasn't to step out of character. That he had to be convincing and he ought to play the role in a certain way. That a Black slaver had to be like scum of the earth? If Candy suspected differently, then the plan wouldn't work.

Why would he step out of character and risk messing it all up to befiend the other slaves.

The moment he let his guard down and Stephen (SamL Jackson) caught on...what happened?

Django might have witnessed attacks like that before. Plus, he had to stay in character.

In the scene on the way to the mine, I think I just wanted Django to seem as smart as the doc was in the first scene. The doc was smart. The doc cared. The doc grew. Why not Django (in ways other those that were violent)?
Originally Posted by scrills
Not sure what you mean.

But I don't think you can compare the reactions of a free, White, educated dentist-turned-bounty hunter to a brutalized slave. I woud expect the slave to stay stonefaced about a lot more things than fancy pants.

(Jamie and fancy lol)
Originally Posted by spiderlashes5000
I do not have the energy to address the last bolded right now.

Re: Stephen suspected Django there is a scene deleted from the movie which explains the hostility btwn the two which may have led to Stephen suspecting and being extra vigilant around Django, it has nothing to do with his stepping out of character. How did he even step out of character?
Originally Posted by kayb
Django never stepped out of character...and he survived.

I said he (and Broomhilda) let their guard down by looking at each other too much. Stephen figured it out and turned them into massah.

In really oppressive conditions like that, you can't always expect empathy. Likes crabs in a barrel.

You realize none of this is factual info, right? There's no right and wrong interpretations. The characters and situations were made complex and imperfect on purpose.