Disney Thesis (Mulan)

Mulan resists the dominant narrative that women are passive and weak but doing so it also reinforces the dominant narrative that men need to be strong and not express emotions. This is shown in the scene when Shang lee finds out his dad had died. He feels that he can’t express any emotions because it will make him appear as weak in front of his army. This enforces the dominant narrative that men shouldn’t be able to express emotions. Especially in the same way women are supposed to.

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