A bird knocks a
Chinese manís hat off. The Huns come onto the Great Wall of China.
Shang leads the Huns. The Chinese man tells the emperor. Mulanís
father prays for Mulan to impress the matchmaker. So she can
uphold the family honor.
Mulan is late for the matchmaker. Mulanís grandmother walks across
the road with her eyes closed, to see if the cricket-in-the-cage
was lucky. Women clean Mulan and dress her in a Chinese dress.
They put on a lot of make up and make her face white. Her
grandmother gives her a cricket, jade beads, and an apple for
luck. Other people are waiting to see the matchmaker, also. The
matchmaker doesnít like Mulan from the beginning. The cricket gets
Mulan into a lot of trouble. She said, ďYou will never bring your
family honor.Ē Mulan is sad because she canít be herself. If she
does her family wonít like her. Her father tells her that the last
blossom will be the prettiest.
One man from every family must serve for the war. Mulan doesnít
want her father to serve. He has already fought in a war and is
old. Her father hurt his knee, and he knows he canít fight. Mulan
is afraid her father will die. Mulan goes to the temple and prays.
She takes her fatherís place. She cuts her hair and takes her
fatherís armor. She takes her horse and leaves.
Her family realizes she is gone. They canít go after her because
when the messenger finds out they will kill her. Mulanís
grandmother prays to the ancestors. The ancestors tell Mushu to
wake up the ancestors. They decide to send the most powerful
ancestor. Mushu has to awaken the Great Stone Dragon. The dragon
falls apart. Mushu and the cricket go to help Mulan instead. If he
makes Mulan a hero, he gets back into the temple. Mushu teaches
Mulan how to act like a man. But instead they make a huge mess.
Shang is going to train the new recruits. They all blame the mess
on Mulan. She says her name is Ping. The first day of training,
Shang shoots an arrow up at the top of a pole. They have to
retrieve it with 2 weights tied to their hands. Mulan canít do any
of the training things right. Shang tells Mulan that she should
leave. She doesnít want to leave, so she works harder. She is the
first to retrieve the arrow.
The Huns go through the pass to get to the emperor. The messenger
doesnít think Shang is a good captain. Mulan likes him. Mushu and
the cricket type an urgent message. They were ready to fight. They
come to a village. The Huns killed Shangís fatherís troops, and
his father. Shang says the quickest way is to go through the pass.
Mushu sets off a rocket. It gives away their position. The Huns
fight them. Mulan takes the last rocket. She shoots it at a cliff.
It starts an avalanche and all the Huns get buried. Shang stabs
Mulan with his sword. Mulan rescues Shang. They go off the side of
the mountain. Her friends save them. Shang says he owes her his
life. They take Mulan to the doctorís tent. They find out she is a
woman. Shang didnít kill her because he owed her his life. Shang
takes every one else and leaves her. Mulan is sad.
Mulan sees Shang and the Huns get out of the snow. She rushes down
to the city. No one will listen to her now because she is a girl.
While Shangu was presenting Shanguís sword, a bird grabbed it and
gave it to Shangu on top of a cliff. The Huns were invading the
city. The Chinese are trying to break the wall down because the
Huns captured the emperor. Mulan has an idea. They dress as women
and climb up the poles. Once they get in, they trick the Huns and
get in. Shangu (Shang Yu) knocks Shang out.
Shang Yu remembers Mulan from the mountain. They fight on the
roof. Mushu lights a rocket. It knocks Shang Yu off the roof and
kills him.The emperor tells Mulan she has saved China. Everyone
bows to her. The emperor says she can have a job. She decides to
go home. Shang follows her. The guardians let him be a guardian
Mulan and Shang are welcomed into the home, and they probably live
happily ever after.
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