Contemporary Mulan

The story of Mulan centers around the themes of family, strength, and honor. In the story, Mulan faces the partiarchy head on as she dresses as a man to take her fathers place as a soilder. These ideas challenge social structures and encourage women and girls all of the world to stand up for themselves and others. For instance, there has been an increase of females working in STEM fields facing similar hardships that Mulan had to face when impersonating her father. Additionally, in terms of the theme of family, there is still a strong sense of respecting the elderly whether it is giving up a seat for them or helping them bring in groceries. Overall, Mulan’s overarching themes are still prevalent in todays society.

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