- Solomon's family was unaware that he had been kidnapped and they've probably been worrying about him for 12 years. At the end of the movie, he finds out that his children have had a son of their own named after him, meaning that they have never forgotten him. But what would've happened if they'd found out that Solomon had died in his life of slavery?
- When Eliza had her children taken away from her, they are gone for the rest of the movie, and as soon as Solomon is sold to Epps, she is forgotten just like them. But knowing what people like Epps are capable of, you'd probably assume the worst.
- Mrs. Epps is obsessed with jealousy toward Patsey for being her husband's living sex toy, and is willing to inflict physical abuse on her. Think about it from Patsey's perspective: you're being violated against your will by the abusive slave owner, and his wife hates you because "you're" taking "him" away from her affections. She lashes out at you and proclaims how she wants you gone, yet you have no idea what you did wrong. Is it no wonder Patsey became a Broken Bird and desperately begged for Solomon to kill her?