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There is a famous proverb
which is “give me liberty or give me death”. Liberty, in another word, it means
“freedom”. Before I watched the film “Brave heart”, my understanding of freedom
was very simple. I just thought as long as people could have a full stomach, as
long as they could obey the will of rulers, they could also have a happy life.
However, there are always some people who don?t like it. They don’t want to be slaves. So, they rose in revolt to obtain freedom
because they believe firmly it belongs to everyone and nobody can take it away
except the god. The hero of this film is called William Wallace. He is the
great leader of Scotland. He led Scottish fight with English in order to obtain
freedom.

   The most touching and affecting scene is
that at the last moment of his life, enduring inconceivable torture, William
Wallace exhausts himself to shout out: “Freedom!” to the boundless sky and the
people. At the gate of paradise, his beloved wife—Murron is waiting for his
coming. His brave heart wins everything, including the heart of Murron, the
most elegant heart of Princess of England (played by Sophie Marceau) and the
countless people’s hearts. Through the dignified ablution of blood, all the
burden and hardship are released from his respectable and noble soul. Supported
and encouraged by William Wallace’s eternal spirit, at the great expense of
countless precious lives, Scotland wins her freedom.

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    People who have seen this film will never
forget when William Wallace’s strong voice “Freedom!” echoes in minds of the
entire human race; the sky of Scotland emerges in our eyes. A wonderful movie
can hit people’s hearts, however this time, not with beautiful scenes or
gorgeous actors and actress, but with the pursuit of love and freedom in
people’s hearts.

In times of anguish, we can find solace in art.
A great movie can always offer you some kind of power to face your own problem.
And this one did a good job. It brings us a tough hero, William Wallace?leader of the Scottish resistance forces against England”s
rule. Although he is dead at last, his spirit had led his people to fight and
get freedom. This meaningful work has touched so many hearts by its
significance theme and content.

 

   The theme of this work can mainly be seen
over the growing image of William Wallace. First, we see his childhood. His
father was killed by the English intruder, which may definitely leave a scar on
his heart. With this great hatred, when he saw his wife killed by the enemies,
everything stuck deep down his heart was released all of a sudden with
magnificent power. So, in the fighting scene, we see a warrior dared his life
waving the sword. It is a common wonder where his courage is from. Let’s say,
if it is an ordinary person, who lost his parents since he’s very young, he may
not have the conviction to grow up as a hero. However, heroes are as heroes
are.

 

  
Wallace’s revolution was significant, seen from many aspects, with great
obstacles from his countrymen, as well as enemies. Many
Scottish nobles lent him only grudging support as most of them were more
concerned with wealth and titles than the freedom of the country. In fact, the
Scottish leaders are in favor of revolt-or not-depending on English bribes.
Wallace, by comparison, is a man of honor, incorruptible and righteous. He was
knighted and proclaimed “guardian and high protector of Scotland”? but as much as he railed against the Scottish nobles,
submitted to Edward I, King of England, he was astonished and in shock to
discover the treachery of the leading Scot contender for the throne-Robert, the
Earl of Bruce-to whom he confided, “The people would follow you, if you would
only lead them.” Sophie Marceau is exquisite as the distressed princess
Isabella of France who ends up falling in love with Wallace, warning him out of
several traps. Catherine McCormack is a stunning beauty who ignites Wallace’s
revolution. Patrick McGoohan is chilling, brutal, and vicious as the ruthless
Edward I, known by the nickname “Long shanks.” This king remains simply the
embodiment of evil. While Angus McFadyen moves as a nobleman torn between his
conscience and political aspiration, and Brendan Gleeson brings strength and
humor to his role as the robust Hamish, David O” Hara is very effective as the
crazy Irishman who provides much of the film’s comic relief from even the most
tensed moments. Mel Gibson has reason to be proud of this work. It is a motion
picture that dares to be excessive… Gibson presents passionately the most
spaciously impressive battles (yet staged for films) even excessively, and it
is his passion and excess that make the motion picture great. The horror and
futility of massed hand-to-hand combats are exciting rather repulsive. It is
epic film-making at its glorious best. This movie focuses on the human side of
Wallace, a character that is so immense, so intelligent, and so passionate,
exploring the definitions of honor and nobility, pushing us to follow the hero
into his struggle against injustice and oppression. And this is the power of a
hero.