Enjoy the videos and music you love, upload original content, and share it all with friends, family, and the world on YouTube. William conveys the meaning that would they rather die fighting for something of great weight, or run away and die later for something lacking in weight. First, and most noticeable, is the amount of emotion. The most famous of these is the National Wallace Monument, a tower overlooking Stirling, erected in 1869. “You can take our lives, but you will never take our freedom.” This last emotional appeal (pathos) stirs up the audience to cheer and move into battle in a unified spirit. First, he creates an image in the minds of his listeners, an image of death on a bed.

( Log Out /  Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Guardado por Taylor Newman. I AM William Wallace. William shouts back an affirmative response immediately to the question raised by one of the warriors in the audience. Wallace and Aragorn employ both to impressive effect. Please practice hand-washing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. No, we will run; and we will live.Wallace: Aye, fight and you may die. Soon after the two of them had combined their growing armies, they took part in the first major battle of what had become the Scottish War of Independence: the Battle of Stirling Bridge on September 11, 1297. After all, defiance against tyranny means righteousness. This trade includes all the days in between that day of death on the bed and the day they could face their enemies and tell it to their face what they really want to say. A hyperbolic (intentionally overstated) question made by one of the audience members that summarizes the situation at hand.

While you could argue that it comes down to a variety of things, it’s probably more of a strategic move, than anything else. He tells the audience honestly what might happen if they fight, as well as what truthfully might happen if they don’t fight and run away. After being stripped naked, Wallace was dragged behind a horse through the streets of London. After the battle of Stirling, both William Wallace and Andrew Moray were proclaimed Guardians of the Kingdom of Scotland. “Two thousand against ten?” –a warrior in the crowd shouted, “No! In Braveheart, Wallace is depicted wielding an enormous claymore in the battle – which is not entirely inaccurate, but nor does the sword used in the movie represent the type Wallace would actually have used. Two options that contrast—fight or run—but both show essentially the same outcome—death. Kairos: The timing of the speech is pretty straightforward, given that a battle is imminent. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The name William Wallace, once known only by those who had studied Scottish history, became a household name the world over after Mel Gibson’s Oscar-winning movie Braveheart was released in 1996. However they are both fairly minor, and bi-products of other modes. It is also thought that he may have served as a mercenary for a time. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. I think almost all living creature loves their own life the most. Concurrent raids and a similar rebellion against English occupation were being led in the north of Scotland by Andrew Moray; he and Wallace eventually joined forces. Throughout the film William motivates his conspirators and army men with wise sayings that eventually inspire them to act to culminate in these heroics. Read another story from us: Victory For The Scottish Rebels At Bannockburn – Mud, Blood, And Sabotage. Though the film has received criticism for its historical inaccuracies, William Wallace is not a fictional character, and one could imagine the heroics demonstrated in the film as actions he very well could have enacted in that time.

When he reached the site of his execution, he was hanged, but before losing consciousness, the rope was cut so that he could suffer some more. There are several factors that make this speech great. Your email address will not be published. Most of his countrymen see that he speaks from his heart, speaking honesty. Right before the climatic battle between the Scottish and the English for Wallace’s countrymen’s freedom, he gives a speech to them that ultimately inspires them to go into the battle not knowing whether they would live or die.