“Brave”: Part OnePosted by Stacia
You can just see it with the soaring, Scottish bagpipes playing the background. Fiery hair, rippling cape, flashing eyes, bow at her back. Three words could describe her. Independent. Temper-prone. Passionate. Good in several ways, not so much in others. She voices her opinion, lives her own life and dances across the screen in blithe oblivion to the world as her mother sees it. No, she’ll never marry unless it’s her choice, yes, she’s expert at anything that has a sharp point, no, manners are the least of her worries and yes, her best friend is a horse. She has ambitions as large as the scottish highlands and nothing, especially homemaking of all things is going to stop her.
Quite the character. Seen anyone like her around in the fantasy world lately? Not gonna mention any names here, but how bout we say her name starts with Kat- and ends with -niss. There seems to be quite the trend of strong-willed, independent, give-it-your-all-or-give-nothing ladies and girls parading across our screens and pages lately. They flaunt their freedom and get girls up in arms against anyone who would hold the door for them. The ”I can do it myself” mentality is running rampant. There is a validity in all of this but in another way, it’s sickeningly wrong. Let’s take guys for example. When we refuse they’re help with that heavier box or grab the door ourselves when they offer, we rob them of their God given calling to help those around them. Ever complain about the lack of gentlemen in this world? We can’t expect men to be gentlemen when we insist on being our own saviors. I’m not saying girls are the only reason real, manly attitudes are scarce. But it’s defiantly a big chunk. Yes, women are strong. God gave us strength. He wants to see us succeed. But we can’t do it on our own! Jesus came to the world for a reason. Just because we have lamps and such lighting our homes doesn’t mean we don’t need the sun! I may be getting a little extreme here, but you understand what I mean. There is a way God created men, and a way God created women. Does this mean guys can’t go to tea parties and girls can’t climb trees? No. It means that we need to embrace what God has given us. Girls can be strong and independent. But not to the point of shunning man; and in that, shunning even the least of these= shunning God. So yeah. My little tirade is over. Femininity is something to be embraced, not ashamed of. The Warrior Princess is strong and noble. And that’s a whole other subject, and a very valuable concept.
I loved the movie. I really did. Look how much I learned from a roundabout lesson in archery!Stacia