The enduring feminism of Disney’s Mulan

Be it Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty or Jasmine. And towards the end of the movie, she successfully proves that she cannot be bound by any traditional notions of masculine behaviour or womanly appearance. You’re the saddest bunch I ever met
So the immensely hummable song begins, and throughout the whole song, we hear what makes a man, a man. 2018-03-08T10:28:22+00:00″>
Updated: March 8, 2018 10:28 am

Disney’s 36th animated feature, Mulan, is an inspiring tale of courage and individuality

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Mulan: Okay. You said that you’d trust Ping. Mulan reinforces the fact that feminine can be strong, that a female can fight just like any other male warrior, and that courage under fire is the true testament to being an actual decent human being. For all the latest Entertainment News, download Indian Express App
© IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd Go home. She’s not only physically strong but is also quick on her feet. Shang: Mulan? Mulan, dressed like a male warrior, is also featured in the song. Based on the Chinese legend of Hua Mulan, where a legendary woman warrior takes her father’s place in the army to fight the good fight, Mulan is a rich and inspiring tale of courage, discipline, and love. Remember when she brings about an avalanche through a rocket to bury the Huns under the snow? The movie’s casting was in itself a revolution of sorts, with Chinese-American actor Ming-Na Wen voicing the titular character. But that’s how it’s meant to be. Yes, it’s safe to play the archetypal rebel heroine, they said. (And I mean that in the best way possible). Why is Mulan any different? Mulan: Shang, I saw them in the mountains. Let’s just call spade a spade, Mulan is a badass. Let’s get down to business, to defeat the Huns
Did they send me daughters, when I asked for sons? The writers take the cake when it comes to Mulan. Because how else would you see that our heroine doesn’t give a damn about the track? Shang: You don’t belong here, Mulan. Any questions? She couldn’t care less about how a ‘good’ woman behaves, defying the conventional notions of being feminine. But she doesn’t sing along. Its dialogues, tight script make the movie what it is; not just a good feminist movie, but a good movie in itself. Well, believe it or not, ‘they’ were wrong. Take, for instance, the conversation that ensues between Mulan and Li Shang when he discovers that Mulan is a woman, and not the male warrior, Ping, he had presumed her to be:
Mulan: Shang! Yao: Does this dress make me look fat? I’ll Make a Man Out of You
One of the most famous songs from the movie, “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”, reeks of sexism. But hey, at least Murphy is not white. Mulan: The Huns are alive! She is her own person. Mulan: Why else would I come back? American actor BD Wong of Chinese descent gave voice to Captain Li Shang. She has the strength of character because she is willing to go to any lengths for the people she loves. Mulan did change forever the way a Disney princess is supposed to be.