Essay about The Kings Speech

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While The Kings Speech draws upon a number of historical facts and events, this is not its primary concern. The film is about the effect of a person’s family on how the person develops. For example, in The Kings Speech, King George VI’s brother abdicating and his father’s cruelty played a part in his stammer and lack of confidence. The film is also about the importance of a secure support system, for example Queen Elizabeth and Lionel Logue were Bertie's support system and they helped him overcome his stammer and lack of confidence. A third important issue in the film is about the different approach to class distinction by British and Australian people, as shown by the expectations of Bertie and Queen Elizabeth that Lionel Logue will do …show more content…
Nobody wants to hear that, me least of all” (Hooper, 2010). Also, “I am not a King, I am a naval officer. I’m not a king, I’m not a king” (The Kings Speech, 2010). The psychological effect his brother abdicating had on him, was enough to send him back to Logue for more therapy. Bertie was fortunate to find that his wife, Elizabeth, gave him the love and support he did not receive from his own family. She was his backbone. At the start of the film, when George had given up and he said “promise me, no more” (The Kings Speech, 2010), she believed in him and knew she had to keep trying to find the right person to help him. It was only through her efforts, that they found Logue. Throughout the film, whenever George was giving a speech, she would be there in support of him. “I’m sure you’ll do great” (The Kings Speech, 2010) were her words of encouragement before Bertie's final speech on the war against Germany in the film. The love and encouragement of a person's partner can help the person achieve great things. The fact that Logue was Australian was also an important element to helping Bertie overcome his difficulties. The approach to class distinction of Australians is different to the approach of British people. British people believe strongly in social hierarchy. Being Queen, Elzabeth's high expectations revolve around respectfulness and full cooperation of the subject. The laid back personality of

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