Feminist Aspects Of Disney's Mulan

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Growing up 5 minutes outside of our nation’s capital, I was surrounded by politics from a very young age. I was 4 years old playing on the playground across the street from my home, less than a mile away from the pentagon on September 11th, 2001. Like most school systems have drills to practice what to do in case of a tornado or earthquake, we also had drills to practice what to do in case there is an active shooter or another terrorist attack. Needless to say, growing up in in Arlington, Virginia, I was surrounded by people with various opposing views on each and every social, economic, and generally political issue in the book. I, myself, am not particularly one you will find at rallies, for either political party, on Capitol Hill or participating in the Women’s March on Washington, or even sporting an “I’m With Her” button on my chest last November. That being said, I, like every other individual, do have my own personal opinions, all of which will be kept to myself while writing my analysis on the feminist aspects of Disney’s film, Mulan. Walt Disney Picture’s Mulan is a 1998 animated film based on the Chinese legend of La Mulan, taking place during the Han Dynasty. Mulan, the daughter of aged Chinese warrior Fa Zhou, is fearful that her ailing father will be drafted into the Chinese military. Being a woman, and thereby unqualified to serve, Mulan impersonates a man and goes off to military training, knowing it is of great risk to herself and her family’s honor,
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