Whenever the army comes to draft her father for the war, she tries to stop him. By her doing this, he claims that she had dishonored him. Mulan's father tells her that it would be an honor for him to be in this war. He would be protecting his country and his family's honor. In the beginning of the movie, Mulan is getting ready with the help of a few ladies.
However, the hardened warrior soon finds himself falling for the supposedly evil lady who arouses passions and desires he thought he had long conquered. Lady Brenna knows that she cannot let a cold and battle hardened highlander take away freedom – not when she has fought so hard and endured so many hardships to get to this point. She will do anything in her power to ensure the freedom and safety of her children from any moody highlander. However, while she has sworn to protect her children, she fails to protect her heart at the warriors kisses make her weak. She seems to forget every vow to keep her heart and changes all her beliefs about love when he touches
This is best represented by the people he chooses to maintain relationships with and his actions within the relationships with those closest to him. His parents, specifically his mother, are more in touch with the Bengali culture and want him to be as well, while his American friends want him to be more in touch with the American culture. Accordingly, his reaction to these relationships and their expectations shows his confusion regarding his identity. By ending the relationship with the woman who was enforcing an American culture, he was showing a new affinity
Soon after, she was forced to marry Rasheed, her second act of bravery. Throughout her later life, she tried to get pregnant so many times, however, she could not because she had miscarriages. She is forced to cope with the new knowledge alone, having to bury the children alone in the backyard, time after time: “‘I’ve been thinking, though,’ Mariam said, raising her voice so as to be heard over the music…‘Then you do it,’ he said sharply. ‘I’ve already buried one son. I won’t bury another.
The poem Barbara Fritchie states, “she leaned far out on the window-sill, And shook it forth with royal will”, Barbara says, “Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country’s flag.” In this instance Barbara Fritchie means you can shoot her but do not destroy the country’s flag. In the article A soldier home after losing his leg in Afghanistan the author states, “Segers was enjoying a promising career as a chef when the economic recession forced him to consider joining army.” This is an example of patriotism because he joined the army to fight for his country instead of pursuing his dreams to become a chef which shows his
In the book, Lindo Jong was forced to marry the boy chosen for her by the matchmaker. This meant she had to give up her happiness to fulfill the promise she made to her mother that she wouldn’t shame the family and she did everything in her power to keep that promise. Her daughter, Waverly Jong, did not have the same devotion to the meaning of the word “promise”. Amy Tan wrote, “A daughter can promise to come to dinner, but if she has a headache, if she has a traffic jam, if she wants to watch her favorite movie on TV, she no longer has a promise (Tan 42).” The younger generation does not apply as much devotion to the smaller things in life as their moms did because they did not grow up in the culture that the older
.” (Kogawa 297). This appeal lead to reinstatement of citizenship for Japanese-Canadians and a formal apology from the Canadian government. Throughout the novel The Joy Luck Club, Jing-Mei Woo struggles with her sense of identity and belonging in a community as she is often embarrassed of her heritage, and prefers to live her life in the shadows. However, at the end of the book, Jin-mei finds peace when she seeks her roots and sisters in China. She finally finds her inner Chinese that she described is “in your blood waiting to be let go” (Tan 306).
Being able to roll with the punches is important because otherwise you may be caught off guard and make a mistake. (E2) Another example of this is shown at the 7 minutes and 28 seconds mark (Lee). While Lee was guiding her family through China they were stopped by an officer and Lee lied to him, telling him that she was chaperoning a group of deaf people to explain their inability to talk. (A2) Lee adapted to the challenge and made sure her family was protected. Adaptation is a key part of survival because it allows you to read a situation and find the best outcome.
This is the case in the first episode, when the men are riding past Cocknammon Rock, which is often used for ambushes by English troupes, as Frank had told Claire. She shares that knowledge with Jamie, who then warns Dougal in Gaelic (Episode 1 min.52). Here, Claire knows exactly what Jamie is saying, because it is only logical to inform the group leader about the possible danger. Gaelic is thus not used to prevent her from understanding, but rather as a reaction to an imminent English attack. Being acutely aware of the enemy around the corner, Jamie naturally chooses the language that separates his party and the English party.
Fa Mu Lan trains to become a warrior from the age of seven years old. She continues to lead an army of men into battle, pretending to be a man herself. Once the battle is over she returns home to become a wife and a mother. Kingston begins to think about the mythical warrior’s life and how it contrasts with her own. Kingston can’t stand up to her own bosses in America due to their racist beliefs.
But what if he forces his way inside? I turn out the light in my room and slip out into the hallway to listen” (Staples 241). Najmah knows that if she gets caught by her uncle she will have to go back home and he will surely have her forced into marriage and he will take her father’s land and she will be sent away so he can have the land all to himself. (STEWE-2) Najmah and Nur both know that they have to return to Golestan,“We have no choice but to return to Golestan,’ says Nur quietly. ‘Uncle or someone else surely will take our land if we don 't go back.
In “The Sniper” the lesson learned was “War know no boundaries age, sex ,location, time of day, or family ties. In cranes the theme was “Don’t turn your back on your friends” and “War treats humans like objects.”So these two stories show the negative effects and positive effects of war, And also why war isn’t for
The theme for this chapter is that war changes people for the worst because when Mary Anne, (Fossie 's girlfriend) comes to the medic camp, she is an good down-home American girl of her time but, as time advances, she becomes more intent to join the fight and become a soldier. She starts to sneak off during the night and never coming back to be with Mark Fossie. Eventually, she leaves him to live in the woods. Soon after she is seen, and she has transformed from how she was at the beginning, as a normal American to what she is today. This shows us how war can change people not for the better but for the
They have to choose between their allegiance to the government or loyalty to family and friends. Both stories show realistic hardships of war that the main characters must surpass. In “The Sniper” the main character fights against another sniper, his brother. In “Cranes” the main character does not fight a family member but he is tasked with escorting his childhood friend to
In the eight slide, It create a feeling of lonesome of women who gave their very best to try to be enlist into the army. They never thought that women should risk their lives and fight for a country. It was say that it was a man job. But, now and days you have both man and women fighting side by side to protect this great