The Lion in Winter Film Summary & Analysis

Anthony Harvey
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Swords are an integral part of the life of a King and his knights. When the movie first begins, we see John practicing his swordsmanship with the King. Although he is getting better, he still does not have skill we see when the film shows Richard in war. Geoffrey also shows prowess and wisdom with his sword when he is leading campaigns on the beach.

In the end, Henry tries to use his sword to kill his son, Richard, but he discovers that he cannot hate his son enough to kill him. Henry shows a moment of weakness that will threaten his entire country. Swords in the film show both power and skill, and of Henry's three sons, only Richard can wield them both.

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