History Headscratchers / Mulan

30th Dec '17 10:37:34 PM Adeon
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** I figured they were the Chinese equivalent of Yoemen in that they owned enough land for a decent farm but were not rich enough that they could hire people to work the farm for them.
15th Dec '17 1:09:04 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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** But people aren't GenreSavvy like that in real life. Clearly he and Mulan weren't friends or anything more than acquaintances - or else she would have worried about him recognising her. So he's just going to assume that it's a son he never met. Only a close friend of Mulan's would really recognise her. People won't automatically assume the daughter cross-dressed to pose as a boy. They'll rationalise it as them never having met the son that Fa Zhou apparently "doesn't talk about". And since the Fa family appears to be a little better off, it's likely that Mulan isn't known that well to the locals. If they're of higher social class, then they won't have neighbours casually dropping in all the time.

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** But people aren't GenreSavvy like that in real life. Clearly he and Mulan weren't friends or anything more than acquaintances - or else she would have worried about him recognising her. So he's just going to assume that it's a son he never met. Only a close friend of Mulan's would really recognise her. People won't automatically assume the daughter cross-dressed to pose as a boy. They'll rationalise it as them never having met the son that Fa Zhou apparently "doesn't talk about". And since the Fa family appears to be a little better off, it's likely that Mulan isn't known that well to the locals. If they're of higher social class, then they won't have neighbours casually dropping in all the time.
2nd Dec '17 2:34:12 AM alexteacherkorea
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*** In Chinese society, serving in the war was not just a duty - it was an honour. Honour was highly regarded in those days. Mulan being kicked out during the training stage would have brought even more disgrace on her family. Plus on a personal level, Mulan had already made a spectacle of herself at the Matchmaker's and again when she spoke out of turn in public. Going back home when she had tried to save her father would mean that she had frelled it up again. She wanted to prove that she could do something right.

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*** In Chinese society, serving in the war was not just a duty - it was an honour. Honour was highly regarded in those days. Mulan being kicked out during the training stage would have brought even more disgrace on her family. Plus on a personal level, Mulan had already made a spectacle of herself at the Matchmaker's and again when she spoke out of turn in public. Going back home when she had tried to save her father would mean that she had frelled messed it up again. She wanted to prove that she could do something right.
26th Aug '17 4:48:05 PM fearlessnikki
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** And let's not forget that she got kicked out of the army for ''high treason''. The only reason she wasn't executed on the spot was because Shang owed her. Yeah she killed a bunch of Huns with her avalanche trick, but things haven't ended well for her.
10th Aug '17 11:55:05 AM Korrasamilover
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**** The avalanche was big enough to bury the ENTIRE army. No horses were seen afterward, aside from Khan.
4th Apr '17 5:53:14 PM Sharlee
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** Of ''course'' Mushu breathes fire. When he's not animated to protect the family, [[FridgeBrilliance he's an incense burner!]]
4th Apr '17 5:44:44 PM Sharlee
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** And if the Imperial authorities caught on that Mulan was female ''after'' he'd backed up her ruse, they would have executed Mulan ''and her father''. He'd have abetted his daughter's crime. Even his wife might be charged with complicity, because she certainly knew there was no Li son.

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** And if the Imperial authorities caught on that Mulan was female ''after'' he'd backed up her ruse, they would have executed Mulan ''and her father''. He'd have abetted his daughter's crime. Even his wife might be charged with complicity, because she certainly knew there was no Li they didn't have a son.
4th Apr '17 5:43:59 PM Sharlee
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** And if the Imperial authorities caught on that Mulan was female ''after'' he'd backed up her ruse, they would have executed Mulan ''and her father''. He'd have abetted his daughter's crime.

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** And if the Imperial authorities caught on that Mulan was female ''after'' he'd backed up her ruse, they would have executed Mulan ''and her father''. He'd have abetted his daughter's crime.
crime. Even his wife might be charged with complicity, because she certainly knew there was no Li son.
4th Apr '17 5:41:47 PM Sharlee
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** And if the Imperial authorities caught on that Mulan was female ''after'' he'd backed up her ruse, they would have executed Mulan ''and her father''. He'd have abetted his daughter's crime.
4th Apr '17 5:36:38 PM Sharlee
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*** Also, steppe nomads seldom limit themselves to just one horse. They probably found some of their army's spare animals, that'd escaped the avalanche and were roaming around loose.
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