This is for the #showyourheart
event! Hope you enjoy! ^^
I LOVE the Pixar movie Brave
! I literally cry every time I watch it. It's just that I'm really happy with the way Merida's character was developed throughout the film. At first, she was stubborn, irresponsible, and unwilling to hear her mother's point of view. The thing I found most admirable about Merida is in the scene where she, herself, had to pacify the clan leaders when they were about to kill each other. My favorite part was admitting that she was wrong, and in front of all four clans, including her own. That, in and of itself, is a very brave thing to do, in my opinion. I don't think that most people would be willing to admit that they were wrong, especially in front of a large crowd. It was then that Merida saw a greater purpose other than her own, and was then willing to sacrifice her freedom for the safety of her kingdom. She was put to shame, and became humble! After everything Merida had been through while Elinor, her mother, was a bear, she saw the error of her ways, and found out that her duties as a princess actually have an impact on her kingdom, and that people rely on her to keep peace between the four clans. At the beginning of the movie, Merida was unwilling to sacrifice her freedom for her kingdom, however, as the movie progresses, a sense of responsibility is blossoming inside of her, due to trying to return Elinor to her original state as a human. I think Merida had a fear that she would never have freedom to do what she wanted as long as she was married, but at the very end, we see that this is not so, because we see Elinor having some fun time with her daughter as they raced each other on horseback until the movie ended. This proves that you can have duties as a princess, or queen, and still have leisure time. But I think that Brave
teaches the audience a very important lesson, maybe two. One I can think of is that sometimes, you have to make sacrifices, even though it may seem hard. But you might find that sacrificing what you want for what needs to be done may lead to a better outcome than you had previously thought, like in Brave.
I think the second lesson that Brave teaches you is much more overlooked than the first, and that is to humble yourself
, and I feel that this lesson is much more important than the first. It's also a lesson I try to keep in mind for myself, as I feel this lesson matters to me very much. I'm not going to lie, I struggle with it everyday, but I try to be as humble as I possibly can and I'd always like to be that way until I die. It's okay to make mistakes because we all make them, but the important thing is that you acknowledge your mistakes and do what you need, or can, to fix them, not run from them and make yourself out to be all high and mighty. Life has a way of reminding us humans are the exact opposite of high and mighty, so always remember to humble yourself.
I've found lots of Merida pictures that I adore, but here are my top 5:
This is entitled "Merida," by the artist Janots13. I love this image because it's very realistic, and it's from one of my
favorite scenes in the film where Merida slices wee Dingwall's arrow!
This is entitled "Merida," by the artist kirachel. I love this image
because it has a casual Marida just relaxing. ^^ I love the flowers in her
hair, and her turquoise-colored boots are awesome!
This is entitled "Merida," by the artist PatrickFinch. I love this image
because it's a different art style of Merida than what I'm used to seeing.
I like the fullness of her lips; they make her seem super sassy, and a certain level of sass
is always cool with female cartoon characters!
This is entitled "Merida" by the artist RiverCreek. I love this picture because...I mean,
c'mon, do I have to say it? It's too freakin' adorable! XD
Last,but definitely not least, this is entitled "Merida" by the artist briannacherrygarcia.
I love this image because it shows Merida's true, playful character. And she looks
pretty mysterious in that cloak of hers!
As aforementioned, there are waaaaay much more awesome pictures of Merida and about the movie Brave,
but these are the ones that stood out to me most.
Here's a piece of fanart I drew myself of my most favorite Disney princess ever! ^^ It's definitely not
as good as other Merida fanart, not by a longshot, but I just like to show my love for Merida and the very film she stars in:
Thank you guys for reading! Remember to stay humble! <3