Essay about Mulan as the Woman Warrior

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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
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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 that women are not made to be slaves, but yet are able to risk their

lives for their fathers, like Mulan did. I see Mulan as being very brave in this movie, and

this picture also enabled her to be a role model for children, by allowing them to

understand that if you mess up it does not mean you are a failure, but just that everything

is not meant for everyone. Mulan proved that she was not ready to get married, instead

wanted to prove herself to her father. She does this by going out, disguised as a man, to

the war, doing a heroic job of saving the emperors' life. He father was afraid of this

because in China a women could be killed if she portraited herself as a man. Her father

did not want everyone to know in their village that his daughter had run off to war to

fight in a man's army. That could have gotten them both killed. But the outcome of

Mulan's story was a successful one. She saved the emperors' life and came out

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