12 years a slave uses certian images and sounds to add suspense to the plot of the story. An example would be the steamboat’s engine propelling as they were transporting slaves to the trade post. This scene provided an images locomotion and suspense. 12 Years a Slave was a very emotional. It allowed you to feel empethetic towards the slaves at the time beacause it put the audience in the position of the slaves. I really enjoyed this film because it pulled at my heart strings and was very compelling.