I love most of Django Unchained, but the part where Django pushes for the slave to be eaten by the dogs bothers me. It's a great movie about justice, except for this one scene where Django pushes for injustice. Is there a reason why Django pushed for the slave to be fed to the dogs?
Django is a slave himself as he does not like what he is seeing, he still has to remember what he came to do, not to let his emotions get in the way of the task at hand. (Remember you can't save everyone.)
By letting Candy unleash the dogs shows that Django respects Candy and that he wants him to know that he does not fear him and that he needs to be taken seriously. He disagrees with what has happened but as the doctor said, Django is playing a part (acting), as he is to pose as the brains not a hot head slave out for revenge.
Now if Django stood up for the slaves it might have expose his cover, and may have tipped off Candy that he is there for another reason not just to buy a prized fighter. Candy could have even felt disrespected and never let them to the ranch.
Django had no personal relationship with the runaway slave and could stay in CHARACTER but he breaks CHARACTER when they're at Sugar land. That's how they get caught. They should have told Hildi about staying in CHARACTER. That obvious relationship was learned because of it. I didn't see anything that would cause the widowed sister to say that Hildi was more interested in Django rather than the Doctor but it got Stephan thinking and watching. I wonder if the sister wasn't fishing for the Doctor for herself. I found it odd that the man of the manor would attend to kitchen issues instead of the lady of the house. I also found it odd that the sister didn't stop the stripping of Hildi at the dinner table immediately. Everyone but Stephan and Calvin found it inappropriate & the sister had to yell to have it stopped. Why couldn't she address Stephan directly herself to stop promoting the stripping & remind the men that they could look at Hildi during after dinner drinks and discuss business then too. The household is overseen by the women not men. Business is men's work, the house is women's work. Biblical and accepted in America from the start. Only a man would write the 'discovery scene' happening at the dinner table in the 1800's, especially in the South. I do think they could have offered 200 for the runaway slave as he won he 3 fights and he could attend to the Mandingo cause you know uppity Django wasn't going to attend to the fighters needs himself. I think it was a good argument that would seem reasonable. But the story needed something really horrific and true to the times. I myself was at least as uncomfortable as the Doctor with the scene. Hard to imagine that it even happened once let alone all the times it really did. Its sad that people still use the 'N' word after seeing the reality of the times & how awful it must be to have no rights & not even be cmonsidered a person.