"Braveheart". Sexual Supremacy as a Weapon of War


Term Paper, 2021

10 Pages, Grade: 2,3


Abstract or Introduction

The goal of this term paper is to analyse whether the sexual supremacy and the exposure of it, in the film Braveheart, functions as a weapon of war. In order to answer this question, the first chapter will focus on the fact of King Edward reinstating an old tradition called prima nocte (the right to the first night), which allows the King’s lords to share the bed with a Scottish woman on her wedding night.3 The use of the male genitals as symbol of dominance will be discussed within the second chapter. The third chapter will examine the representation of the English Prince Edward as very feminized homosexual and its effects on his capability of leading a war.
The emphasis of the final chapter, before summarizing the papers analysis, will be the fact of William Wallace seducing and impregnating Prince Edward’s wife, Princess Isabella, as the final motive of sex as a war weapon.

Details

Title
"Braveheart". Sexual Supremacy as a Weapon of War
College
Free University of Berlin
Course
Cultural Studies - Medieval film
Grade
2,3
Author
Year
2021
Pages
10
Catalog Number
V1180225
ISBN (eBook)
9783346599278
Language
English
Notes
Diese Hausarbeit zeigt auf mit welchen filmischen Mitteln im Film Braveheart sexuelle Überlegenheit als ein Mittel zum Krieg verwendet wird. Dabei wird auf das Phänomen der Prima Nocte eingegangen sowie auf die Symbolisierung des männlichen Genitals und die Darstellung homosexueller Männer.
Keywords
braveheart, medieval, film analysis, feminism, toxic masculinity, sexualisation, cultural studies, medieval film, sexual supremacy, homosexuality, prima nocte, scotland
Quote paper
Joelle Schmidt (Author), 2021, "Braveheart". Sexual Supremacy as a Weapon of War, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/1180225

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