Chinese Myth: A Review of the story of Mulan
Questions that the author answers in the text
The Chinese tradition society was characterized by the domination of male. In the
leadership positions in China, the dynasties did not give any recognition to women. In this story,
one realizes that the writer focuses on answering the question about the capacities of men and
women in the community. In the tale, Mulan satisfies some of the vital roles that are associated
with male characters in the community. Considerably, men are perceived to be courageous than
women. It was controversial for Mulan to represent her father successfully in the war.
The Issue in the text
Gender equality seems to emerge from Mulan’s narrative. Among all the people, the
society did not think that Mulan can engage in war like her male counterparts. However, when
she makes it out of the war alive, a reader tends to analyze some of the beliefs that target women
in the society. What this story does is that it disapproves the traditional attitudes towards women.
The relevance of the article
The article is appropriate as it emphasizes the role of women in the traditional Chinese
society. Among the Chinese, there were notable female personalities such as He Xian'gu; but
they were ignored because of male dominance. What this article does is to highlight the potential
of women as demonstrated in the abilities of mythological individuals such as He Xian'gu
The use of other resources
The article uses other resources in explaining historical issues that relate to Mulan‘s
story. For instance, in the article, the author talks about the ‘rattle' as a utensil that was used in
cooking meals (Kwa and. Idema 18). Considerably, this is ideal for ensuring that the reader finds
a connection between Mulan's story and the traditional Chinese way of life.