Essay by bronx87_56High School, 12th grade June 2004

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The movie Braveheaert is a Scottish tale. It starts off by showing Scottish men and

women going into a meeting in a barn to discuss truce amongst the war that they are

having with the English. What they didn't know was that they were being lowered into a

trap where they were hung. William as a young boy saw what had happened to them. His

father was a leader in the rebel forces of the Scottish to try to help free his people from the

English king. On an occasion, his father goes off to fight but never makes it out alive.

William is a young boy and his anger inside of him is growing. At his father's funeral, his

uncle from his mom's side comes to take him away and teach him the arts of war, how to

read Latin, and to speak other languages as well. The story never really talks about his

mother. He is an orphan and his uncle came to take him away. Many years now pass and

William Wallace returns home as grown well mannered and taught man. He seeks the love

of his life and finds her, many years after he left. There's one problem. His love's father is

now a rebel leader as well and the only way that he can be with is if he joins the rebels.

William only wants to make a family and live in peace. He in secret dates her and

eventually marries her. But the English knew who he was, and killed his wife to get to

him. William goes on a rampage and kills the guards and the lord of the town with the

other rebels. From that moment on, William is now the leader of the Scottish people.

William now fights to...