Braveheart Movie Essay

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"William Wallace: And if this is your army, why does it go?
Soldier: We didn't come here to fight for them.
Second Soldier: Home, the English are too many!
William Wallace: Sons of Scotland! I am William Wallace.
Second Soldier: William Wallace is seven feet tall!
William Wallace: Yes, I've heard. Kills men by the hundreds. And if HE were here, he'd consume the English with fireballs from his eyes, and bolts of lightning from his arse.
[Scottish army laughs]
William Wallace: I AM William Wallace! And I see a whole army of my country men, here, in defiance of tyranny. You've come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do with that freedom? Will you fight?
Soldier: Against that? No, we will run, and we will live.
William Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die, run, and you'll live... at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, but they'll never take... OUR FREEDOM! “ -William Wallace One of the most well-known monologues in movie history is William Wallace’s speech before the Battle of Stirling. It shows why he is such an inspiring leader. It also contains just enough humor and seriousness to be taken to heart. This must be the reason for the name behind it all: Braveheart, perhaps Mel Gibson’s finest film.

Mel Gibson is the star and director of Braveheart. He has also produced many movies. Braveheart won two Oscars for best director and best picture. It also won a Golden Globe for best director. The movie is based on an epic poem written by a man known as Blind Harry in 1722. The setting takes place in the 13th century when the country of Scotland was under the malicious rule of King Edward I of England. It revolves around a man and…...

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