The life story of Solomon Northup, harrowingly retold in his memoir 12 Years a Slave (and a Oscar-winning 2013 film of the same name) is not for the faint of heart. It reveals humanity at its cruelest and most sadistic, particularly in the form of Edwin Epps, a utterly evil slaveowner portrayed by a snarling Michael Fassbender in the film.
So when Stephy Andrade had to write an essay about the book for a college class—the night before it was due—she didn't hold back. In a hilariously profane paragraph, she told her professor what she really thought of Epps. Amazingly, her professor loved it.