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Very rarely in a historically based film is every action fact but rather there is a mix of fact and fiction in the film Braveheart follows this mold since it is a historically based film that includes fiction intertwined with true history These fictious additions to the film make it a better film cinematically but can make the film too over the top which would take away from the film Braveheart is able to tell the true tale of William Wallace in a way that is mostly true and the fictions parts only add to the plot and do not take away from Wallace and are easy to point out and dont adversely degrade him However in Braveheart there is a lot of false information regarding the battle scenes Therefore Braveheart is a semi historically accurate movie but some details are false William Wallace the patriot fighter for Scotland was a real person who really fought heroically for his country Wallace was an outlawed because he did not the sign Ragman Roll which bound signatories in loyalty to Englands King Edward I which is true Wallace like the movie showed organized other outlawed men into an army however what was not shown was that he had a partner Andrew Moray who was killed at Stirling Bridge The most glaring and important piece of fiction pertaining to Wallace was the fact that he was a landed commoner with a good education and in peaceful times he might have been a scholar However in the movie he was portrayed as a poor man who was secretly married right before he got in trouble with the English So in the respect of Wallace the movie did truthfully show his greatness but added some fictions information to make him seem more middle class Sullivan The other main component of the film was the battle scenes It is true that Scotland did not win every battle and the English were
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