The second message in the movie is more positive and one that I would hope more young girls especially would listen to. Mulan takes matters into her own hands and saves China. It sends the message that she can do more than cook and clean. " The hidden message in Mulan can only do what she does under the guise of a man. She isn't a true heroine, but a masculinized female heroism who learns how to spit and punch like a man in order to make an impact" (Mumtaz).
(Anon., 2010) In the movie, Mulan’s leadership was portrayed through her actions in the movie. First of all, she planned to take her father’s place to be a soldier after she saw her father suffering from the body illness and her mother feels sorrowful that her husband has to return to the battlefield. Hence, she gave up her woman identity and be a man to fight for her family without announcing them. She cut off her hair which means a lot to the people in the past, and full armed that show her determination. Then, she manage to organize the scattered soldiers by proving herself.
These two explanations can be considered as misunderstanding about the personality of Mulan and traditional Chinese society influenced by Confucianism teaching. For the former opinion, these two lines can’t be regarded as the evidence of “Feminist Mulan” but only humorous formulation towards her former battle companions who surprised at Mulan’s woman identity. In the former part of Mulanci, Mulan gets a reward from Khan (the son of heaven) and the chance of being a Shangshu (official position in imperial court) but she turns down and changes back into a normal woman. She can telling the truth to her colleagues that she is a woman only after she goes home. These two parts shows about Mulan’s attitude towards herself and the role set for women in
Females in the Chinese patriarchal society are expected to have arranged marriages. These females should act as a wife and not have ambitions. Females in this society are supposed to be quiet housewives. When Mulan speaks her opinion, Chi Fu gets mad at Mulan’s father for allowing her to grow up and have an opinion, revealing that this society thinks that males are superior to females. In the scene, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”, Mulan and many others are taught how to act like a man.
Finally, When Mother gets held back at the broader and Sookan and Ichun can't find her, and they are by themselves. "Lets go look for mother. Maybe she's still at that guardhouse." (138) This really changed Sookan because, she realized that she now more than ever has to step up and be responsible and take care of Inchun. This is important because she knows that there won't always be someone there to help her with
The camp was full of men in armor, the expectation of how she will act was not the same as it was at home, and even the geography of the land was different from what she was used to. For example, at home when she was viewed as a girl, she was expected to obey others and always respect men. However, in the new world Mulan was to be respected by others and did not have to fit the societal constraints she
The codirector of the movie stated: “What I like about Mulan is not that she changes herself but it's really that she changes society and their way of seeing her. That's what allows her to be accepted in the end. She ends up being accepted for who she is which is a pretty universal want for a lot of different people.“ (Ward, 2002, 95) Like in Hercules and Tarzan, obviously the main theme is finding the true self. However, in order to be accepted by the society, the protagonist must go through some changes, of course, to reach the acctualization. In the
She isn’t worth fighting for if she doesn’t look like this If you are a fan of the Mulan film, you should be familiar with the heavier emphasis on the “ideal” appearance of women in the song Honor to us all. But we simply cannot escape the “ideal” physical attributes that we are taught to aim for in society. “I want her paler than the / moon with eyes that / shine like stars” While these lyrics do not specify a specific body shape or look that a woman should adhere to, it does suggest that there is a general outward appearance they should have to be accepted by men and society. For children watching this film as they grow up, this can’t be the main message they are receiving - that they have to look a certain way to fit social norm. What a man supposedly wants Other than the previously mentioned theme of domesticity present in traditional femininity, there is also one of submissiveness.
After a tough journey Gilgamesh makes it to Utnapishtim, who tells him the story of the flood and how although men will die humankind will continue as the Gods vowed never to destroy them again. Gilgamesh is still very persistent and want immortality so he is given a test, he has to stay awake for a week. He ultimately fails at this and has to return to Uruk, where he then finds truth and wisdom in the advice Siduri gave him. He returns home and becomes a model man and a fit King. Siduri giving Gilgamesh advice does seem a little odd because he is a cruel man who listens to no one but himself and has a feeling of superiority because he is part god.
This is also the way to show respect to parents. The classic story is Hua Mulan. In the Song Dynasty, a young girl, Hua Mulan, disguised herself as her father to join the army. It was because Hua Mulan 's father was too old, and Hua Mulan was worried that her father would die in the war, so she did that. The background of Great Wall The Great Wall is one of the important symbol of China.