|A lady is a lady regardless of whether she |
acts as a diplomat...
I suspect anyone who has seen even the trailers for this film can tease out the lady related conflict that crops up in Brave: Merida is wild and independent, while Elinor is ‘proper’ and dignified. Each initially views the other as misguided and either uncivilized (in the case of Merida) or stuck up (in the case of Elinor). Over the course of the film, however, one comes to realize that both sides of this coin are necessary for a woman to be successful in her life. Merida’s physical prowess with a bow and on horseback allow her to live comfortably regardless of location and take care of herself. Elinor’s social skills, however, prove to be just as important, as she is able to bring a group of brawling Scottish clansmen to a standstill with one cold look or talk them back from open warfare. Both women discover that the other’s point of view is still valid over the course of the film, even as they grow closer as mother and daughter.
|....or wields a weapon.|
So, in the final assessment, go see Brave. It’s my favorite movie of the summer, hands down, and a great example of all the virtues a lady should hope to have for herself.
P.S. Brave also has awesome, awesome music. I dare you not to feel happy after listening to it.