Brave does well in delving into the relationship conflicts of mother and daughter. Elinor follows more traditional, communal values, while Merida prefers for a more free-willed, individualistic values approach. Elinor is trying to properly prepare Merida for adulthood. Even with their clash of interests though Elinor still displays that motherly affection common in motherhood roles. She cares for Merida’s wellbeing and wants her to be happy. She even openly antagonizes Mor’du when he attacks Merida, so he will focus his attention on her instead of Merida. Brave demonstrates that even biological relations does not stop conflict from arising within the family, but putting forth effort to have healthy, strong relationships can strengthen the foundation of overall happiness of the family unit.