Heartwarming / Braveheart

  • At his father and brother's funeral, young William is given a thistle by a young Murron.
    • After riding with Murron, Wallace gives her a gift: the same thistle she gave him as a child at his father and brother's funeral.
  • MacClannough disapproves of Wallace's courtship of his daughter, and so they marry in secret, without his knowledge. Much later, at her funeral, Wallace presents himself to MacClannough and kneels for his blessing. After some clear internal struggle, MacClannough grants it. Wallace has earned his respect.
  • Wallace to Bruce: "Unite us. Unite the clans." It doesn't last long.
    • In the end he does.
  • The exchange when Robert the Bruce realises his folly after his father betrays Wallace to the English.
    Robert the Elder: I'm the one who's rotting, but I think your face looks graver than mine. Son, we must have alliance with England to prevail here. You achieved that. You saved your family; increased your land. In time you will have all the power in Scotland.
    Robert the Bruce: Lands, titles, men, power... Nothing.
    Robert the Elder: Nothing?
    Robert the Bruce: I have nothing. Men fight for me because if they do not, I throw them off my land and I starve their wives and children. Those men who bled the ground red at Falkirk fought for William Wallace. He fights for something that I never had. And I took it from him when I betrayed him. I saw it in his face on the battlefield and it's tearing me apart!
    Robert the Elder: All men betray, all men lose heart...
    Robert the Bruce: I DON'T WANT TO LOSE HEART! I want to believe — as he does... I will never be on the wrong side again.