Making Choices In Walt Disney's Mulan

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The flower that blooms in adversity is the most beautiful of all.” -Walt Disney’s Mulan As cognizant people, our choices are what define us. Our choices can be as mundane as which box of cereal to grab off of the shelf at the grocery store. They can be as big as deciding whether or not to go to college. Our choices are a reflection of our values, what we believe in, and what we stand for. The choices we make in high-pressure situations are the ones that define us better than any other choices we make. Regardless of the situation, making choices is an inevitable part of living life. One could even argue that the theme of making choices is one of the most classic themes in writing, film, and media. Walt Disney’s Mulan provides a modern take on the theme of making choices, and provides an excellent adaptation of this theme to the modern time in a way that is relatable, timeless, and provocative.…show more content…
However, they can say that they love their father and have a strong desire to see him safe. In Walt Disney’s Mulan, the Chinese government calls one man from each family to defend China in the war. Mulan knows that her father will not survive the rigors and stresses of war in his old age. Knowing that he would never let her endanger herself, she takes matters into her own hands. In the middle of the night, she steals her father’s draft summons, cuts her hair off with his sword, and leaves home to protect her country and her father. Her desire to keep her father alive, and the selflessness with which she makes this decision is something almost anyone can relate to in that when presented with a situation in which a decision must be made around the safety of a loved one, no length is far enough to

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