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BRAVEHEART I shall tell you of William Wallace historians from England will say I am a liar but history was written from those who have hanged heros William Wallace was born in Scotland around 1280 BC during times of great instability The entire country was in chaos and conflict because of an evil tyrant known as Edward the Longshanks Longshanks claimed the thrown and entire rule of England including Scotland Under his rein the towns were imprisoned with steep taxes and magistrates Several of the commoners Williams father and brother included opposed his rule and chose to take action They set off into battle never to return William left without a family was heart broken The day of his familys funeral a majestic man arrived to take him away Uncle Argil Together they traveled on many journeys across the world becoming true renaissance men Many years later William returned to his forgotten home with the intentions of starting a new life It was here where he fell in love and married his beautiful wife Marian The day after the wedding Marian was assaulted and killed by one of the kings soldiers The outraged Wallace sought revenge killing the solider and sparking a war against Longshanks Wallace became known throughout Scotland as a patriot fighting for his lost love and the freedom he never had After many long and brutal battles William was captured tortured and killed The cry of his death echoed around the world and certainly on the battlefield Soon after his followers defeated Longshanks army and won there freedom Based on the movie and summary above I have concluded that there are several social conflicts The most influential being the friction between Edward the Longshanks reign and the commoners This social problem effects not only the poor but also the wealthy Throughout the film the writers make reference to the hardships both classes must endure For example Wallace and his fellow
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