The Other Boleyn Girl

Raven Hobbs
Mrs. Long
World History A4
31 May 2016
The Other Boleyn Girl
The Other Boleyn Girl is based on the novel written by Philippa Gregory. “The Other Boleyn Girl” is a story of betrayal and romance.   The movie is about two beautiful young sisters; Mary and Anne Boleyn, who come from a wealthy English family in the 1500’s. Their father, Thomas Boleyn is aware that he has two beautiful daughters, and is ready to marry them off. In the movie, he states that, “Everyone improves the standing of their family with their daughters.”   So he tries to marry off his youngest daughter, Mary, off to a wealthy man. The two daughters are driven by their ambitious father and uncle to advance the family's power and status by marrying the King of England.
It is rumored that the King is in need of a wife so Thomas’s brother creates a plan to take advantage of this, which involves Anne. At first she disagrees to it, but then she decides to go along with the plan because it means that she could possibly be married to a duke. The king spots the younger sister Mary first and the familys’ plan changes quickly. They eventually get married, which causes conflict between the two sisters and Anne is sent to France to spend some time alone. It’s been a while since Anne has left, and Henry is very happy with his new wife and the Boleyn family is happy. Mary gets pregnant with the King’s child, and Norfolk and Thomas have to find a way to keep the King’s attention off all the other beautiful ladies in London so they send for Anne. Anne comes back from France and not only will she satisfy the King’s sexual needs, but she will try to replace the Queen. The Boleyn girls battle for the love of a king – one driven by ambition, the other by true affection – England is torn apart. Despite the dramatic consequences, the Boleyn girls ultimately find strength and loyalty in each other, and they remain forever connected by their bond as sisters.
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