|Plot Summary of William Wallace: Braveheart|
|"Sir William Wallace is one of history's greatest heroes, rising from peasantry in the small village of Ellerslie to lead the Scottish against the brutal rule of the English in order to gain independence. But he is also one of history's greatest enigmas, with facts blurred or overlooked turning him into somewhat of a myth. James Mackay becomes a sort of historical detective to create this definitive biography of the first Guardian of Scotland. "
Amanda Goodwin, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of William Wallace: Braveheart|
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- revolutionary (non-communist)
Period of greatest activity?
- ancient times
Subject of Biography
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
Biography of famous person?
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Very much smarter than other people
- very athletic
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 5 ()
- climbing on trails
- lot of descript of crop raising
- lot of descript of animal care
- fort/military installation
- distant past
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- very explicit references to deaths and torture
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
Commentary on society?
- justice system
- wicked men
- wicked rich people
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of nearly entire life
How much dialogue in bio?
- little dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 76%-100% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 26-50% of book
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