The traitor and his curse
Barbossa is one of the important characters of the Pirates Of The Caribbean movies, and in particular of the first part: The Curse Of The Black Pearl. This saga is inspired by the famous Disneyland attraction. The action takes place in the Caribbean islands in the 18th century. At the beginning of the film, Governor Swann and his daughter Elizabeth take in Will Turner, a young castaway. Elizabeth takes the gold medallion he wears, fearing that he is a pirate. Twelve years later, Will has become a blacksmith and they are in love with each other even though they dare not admit it. One day, Captain Jack Sparrow lands in Port Royal after his crew mutinies and takes his ship, the Black Pearl. He saves the life of Elizabeth Swann, who has fallen overboard, but is arrested by the army. Shortly after, the crew of the Black Pearl landed and kidnapped Elizabeth because she had the gold medallion they needed to escape their curse. Barbossa, the new captain of the Black Pearl, explains that since they stole the treasure that includes Will’s medallion, they are cursed. Will then frees Jack Sparrow in the hope that he will help him find Elizabeth. The game of chases and betrayals between pirates is about to begin.