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Mulan as the Women Warrior

"Mulan As The Woman Warrior" Many movies have gotten their theme or content from books and novels. One of them being the story of Mulan, which originates from the story of a Chinese girl who grows into a women warrior. In my reading of " The Woman Warrior", there is a tale of a warrior who has the name Fa Mu Lan. The mother tells the story of Fa Mu Lan to her children , one child stating " Instantly, I remembered that as a child, I had followed my mother about the house, the two of us singing about how Fa Mu Lan fought gloriously and returned alive from afar to settle in the village." I felt that this story is being used as important tale in the teaching of the Chinese, and proving to them that they could be so much more than a man's slave or even some man's wife. Many Chinese families have tales to tell to their kids in their childhood up bringing, and some of these lessons stick with them throughout their life, shaping them to be the kind of men and women they would soon become.These stories and tales can influence children to make the right decisions in life. In Disney's version of Mulan, it sets out a clear moral to the children, portrays their cultural expectations, and changes some of the norms of Chinese history.The movie of Mulan, depicts Mulan to be a very attractive, but also a clumsy girl,who always seems to be disappointing her father, no matter how hard she tries not to. Her family tries to marry her off, but when she goes out to see the woman who matches the women with the men, she makes a disaster of everything by making the woman fall flat on her face and even manages to catch the women on fire. When the war starts and her father gets drafted , she realizes she could that she is afraid to let her father go, in fear that he may not survive. She steals is suit and goes off in his place pretending to be his son. This specific part of the story revealed one of the themes to me, which is courage. This proved to me tha...

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