I find it annoying when people say that Merida isn’t brave. She had experience with heights, not bears. And the bear she feared the most was her own mother! Her instincts told her to kill the beast in self defense, her heart knew it’s her mother. She dared to stand up for herself in a corrupt society! That’s bravery! And for once it wasn’t the heroine who had to learn a lesson, it was her mother who had to learn something for a change! And I tragically find that funny that critics didn’t see it..!