Mulan: I'll Make a Man Out of You
World Cultures → Cultural Competence → Chinese Culture
English → Figure of Speech → Metaphor
Language Arts → Literary Devices → Dramatic Irony
Mulan starts with her training camp as nothing impressive, but she knows she needs to live the part of her new identity, so she showcases her tenacity and capability to be the best.
Public Discussion Questions
What does Li Shang mean by "man"?
How is this an example of metaphor? What is being compared?
Why is “making men” important in times of war? What’s the real message behind the metaphor?
How is this metaphor also ironic? What kind of irony is on display?
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Common Core State StandardsExplain the meaning of simple similes and metaphors (e.g., as pretty as a picture) in context.
Common Core State StandardsUse precise language, domain-specific vocabulary, and techniques such as metaphor, simile, and analo...
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