The legend of the Chinese
heroine Mulan fits the hero archetype.The legend goes as... Scrolls were
sent, calling for men to join the soldiers in a very dangerous, important
battle over Chinaís enemy, the Huns . The Northern Dynasties in china were
characterized by fighting among different nomadic tribes in china, and
their invasion, dominance and rule over indigenous Chinese Han people.
Fearing for her fathers life, mulan plots to disguise herself as a boy
in order to take her aged and ailing fatherís place in the emperorís army.
If her identity is revealed, her being a girl
would result in her death anyway, besides the fact that the battles alone
could. Mulan knew all con sequences, and after taking her fathers armor,
began on her journey of life, death, victory or shame.
The crisis is that the Huns have crossed the
Great Wall of China, with plans of deposing the emperor; and lead by a
young, fearless captain, the small army and the heroine Fa-Mulan, are China's
last hope. The mettle as a problem- solver facing life-and-death tests
as battling the Huns in mountain passes and the corridors of the
emperor's palace. Courageous Fa- Mulan goes into the draft of the Khan
in her father's place, fought the invaders courageously, and returns home
triumphant. Here are the links to this legendÖ
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