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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
Hangings and beheadings are depicted as public affairs attended by aristocrats and common folk alike. What do you think intrigued onlookers with these gory events? How does our modern society compare? Are violent portrayals in movies, television programs and video games similar public displays of bloodshed?
According to the Queen’s astrological advisor, times of trial bring out the true natures of people. Do you agree with his observation? In what ways do difficulties expose a person’s real character? How have you seen this in your own life or the lives of others?
What is the difference between justice and mercy? Why is the Queen forced to choose one over another? What are the repercussions of her decision? Is it even possible for a person to invoke both justice and mercy at the same time?
How does the Queen’s appearance on the battlefront affect her citizens? What strengths does she possess as a monarch?