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              My reaction to braveheart                                                                                                                                                                              My reaction in the movie braveheart is very nice . it is the ultimate movie I ever see .Truly and profoundly touched after watching this movie. No words can describes the deep word sorrow and anquish.Only tears can describe how I fell for the six million or more that lost their lives. This movie is in a league of its own. In fact his other movie also fall in the same rating (THE PATRIOT).The Gibson is an awesome actor ang I love his movies ,but most of all these two (THE PATRIOT AND BRAVEHEAT).                                                                                                                                                                                             The history is rich as well as the entertainment. You kinda fall inlove with the character . To me it is very milesome in movie history like starwars.I guess most old movies deviate from the history books a bit just to make the story line sound and look more appealing to its audience. This movie sill some day take its rightfull place as the #1movie of all time ,Epic and has been a major source of life inspiration to me for years and years….its a great movie but its no where near the original stories ..                                                                                                                                                                                                      Throughout the movie it shows one man would do for the woman he loves and what he believes in. Braveheart is set in the 13th century in Scotland. It starts off how as a young boy he finds his family murdered by the British. His uncle comes to the funeral takes young William Wallace to raise him. He returns many years later to start a life of peace but due to unforeseen circumstances he is pushed into uniting the Scots and overthrowing British rule over Scotland.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                This movie displays a plethora of emotions and feelings throughout ,such as, the main theme of the movie I see as love, the king suffers from dyssemia, and how even though through prosecution the commoners of Scotland will not submit.                                                        My opinion of this movie is that it displays love throughout the movie. Acceptance and joy are the basic emotions blended together to equal love. In the movie, after William Wallace’s family dies, at the funeral, a little girl named Murron brings him a flower. Many years later after traveling thousands of miles with his Uncle, he decides to return to his small village from which he came. For him to keep that flower after so many years, preserve it, and then to return one day to give it back to her, shows his love for her.                                                                                                                                                               This starts their courting period, which is very short lived. During this time period, the British believe in “prima nocte nuptiarum” which is Latin for first night of marriage where the Lords of the land. William Wallace and Murron didn’t want this to happen to them so they wed in secret. While one day out at the market, the British soldiers tried to rape Murron, William then interfered and stopped the soldiers. Murron tried to get away but the soldiers stopped her, yet William did not see this happen and was already on his way to their spot where they wed to meet up to escape from the soldiers.                                                                                                                                                                                          The lord hears of the news that his soldiers were attacked, and decided to show his land that by attacking the soldiers, penalty is death. He takes Murron and ties her to a pole, and slits her throat.                                                                                                                                                                                                                   William hears news of this happening and goes from being a person wanting to raise a family and farm in peace to someone who wanted to avenge his wife’s death/murder. Different commoners decided to help Wallace and his way of believing that living under such harsh rule and not to be free was something worth fighting for. His love of his wife and his love of freedom is what inspired him to continue his quest and inspire others. One of the commoners that had joined Wallace and his crusade of freedom wanted to go after his lord that decided to enforce “prima nocte nuptiarum” on his wife.                                                                            The lord tried to explained after his fort was over taken, that he was only trying to do right by his position, and the man replies, he was only doing right as a husband. These enforce the idea of how love is the main theme for this movie. If it was not for love, then still to this day British rule would be over Scotland, and it would have be a free country. In Braveheart, King Longshank suffers clearly from dyssemia which our text refers to as, “a condition in which individuals are unable to appropriately read nonverbal messages of others or to communicate their own meanings nonverbally (Duke and Nowinki, 2005)”.                                                                                                                                                                  King Longshank receives his brothers head in a basket, and when his son opens it, his son is terrified by seeing it, yet the King shows no emotion. He just looks at it and his son and not once is the King shows any emotion nonverbally. He does not cry, show anger, sadness, or even happiness. He is stone cold to his own brother’s death. During one of the epic battles, the King is present for against the Scots, he instructs one of his men to use the arrows and to open fire. His man interjects and informs the King that they have their own men down in the field fighting and the King replies, “We will hit their men too.”                                                                                                                                                                              His own man shows shock and awe, and yet the King again has a stone cold face. He does not seem phased by this awkward plan of attack nor how against the norm it was to fire arrows into a group of men during battle when your own men are in their. Later on in the movie, the King is upset with the way his son is trying to handle the kingdom.                                                                                                                                                       His son’s “military advisor” which is also his son’s lover, interjects and tells the King his plan of attack (which the King had already implemented and failed at doing). The King decides to blindside him and toss him out of a window.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Right afterward, the King shows no sign of worry, care, or loss that he had just murdered a person, that was also his son’s lover. His son on the other hand, shows hurt, pain, and contempt towards his father which proves that dysemmia is not a hereditary problem. Once the Scots decide to follow William Wallace they show no submission or acceptance mixed with fear no matter the problems they face.                                                                                                                                                                                                During one of the first battles William Wallace “picks a fight” with the British and during the fight even though they were out numbered ten to one, they decided that instead of backing down and giving up to the British, that they would stay and fight.                                                                                                                                                           To provoke the British into fighting they raise their kilts as a big sign of disrespect to show they were not willing to submit to the King’s rule any longer. To show that they still were not worried about the odds and to raise morale they did this one more time, to prove again that the British were not going to make the Scots submit to their ways. During a different battle, William Wallace needed the help of the Noblemen of the Scots to help flank the King. The Noblemen turned their backs on Wallace and still Wallace decided to keep fighting no matter the cost. To later on show his disapproval of the Noblemen he decided to attack the Noblemen in their houses or wherever he could find them to show that even though he lost one battle to the King he would still not give up.                                                                                                                                                                                                    Finally at the end of the movie the King was trying to make an example out of Wallace by having him hung, drawn and quartered which was strangling him by hanging but released while he was still alive, eviscerated (the removal of bowels and other organs while the person is still alive). The cardinal that was there on behalf of the King kept antagonizing Wallace by telling him to shout out mercy, he would have a quick death but by saying mercy that would show everyone that Wallace finally gave up.                                                                         Instead upon his last breath before dying from all the pain he was suffering he decided to not to submit and shouted, “Freedom”. This movie shows so many different emotions throughout but to me its main theme is love. I believe that if they had left his wife alone, Wallace never would have gone as far as he had.                                                                                                                                                                                         Also this is the only movie that I have seen to actually display dyssemia. I would recommend this movie to everyone just because there is quite a few bloody, death scenes, it makes it a great guy movie, but the whole story line focuses on the love that Wallace and Murren share and that no matter what he would avenge his wife and then with the love he feels for her, she pushes him to through to be able to accomplish the dream of being free.    `                                                                                                                                            In the movie "Braveheart" William Wallace, played by Mel Gibson, leads a group of Scottish rebels against a dominant English government. Throughout the movie speeches are made by William Wallace before every tough battle they are about to face. The words of Wallace give his men the courage to not turn around and run, but to stay and fight. But not only to receive the challenge and defend themselves, but actually charging first and being the aggressor towards the English.                                                                                                                                                                                                        These speeches exemplify the spirit behind Wallace's motivation to rise up against the army that wants to destroy everything in sight to capture for their ruler. These discourses provide a powerful and realistic problem to the audience. Someone needs to lead these people, the Scottish, so that they don't live their lives like they were under one man's palm. Who can make these families believe in themselves? When William Wallace proclaims his speeches before battle he asserts his leadership and assumes the role that the people have been needing. His words and his passion for what he believes in captures his men's hearts and inspires them to fight with all might.



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