According to dr najarian souza this theory

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According to Dr. Najarian-Souza, this theory generalizes about everyday forms of social interaction in order to understand society as a whole. One thing that can be concluded about Mulan and her family is that they are very connected. Her family is very united and strong, spiritually and personally. This can be shown because the family members in the household are not just the typical mother and father, but there is also the grandmother included. All family members are comfortably talking to each other but with mutual respect regarding roles of the household. Throughout the movie, Mulan’s grandmother and father are seen praying to their deceased ancestors’ shrines for luck and good fortune for Mulan. In various scenes the appearance of these many deceased ancestors are seen talking to one another about Mulan’s situation in a very comfortable and loose manner. Again, Mulan’s family is very connected with one another. Symbolic interaction can also be used when analyzing Mulan’s character and the way her role reflects the views of family in her society. For example, after Mulan botches the meeting with her matchmaker, the matchmaker exclaims to Mulan that “You may be pretty, but you will never bring your family honor!” First of all, this meeting concludes that Mulan is not fit to be a housewife, but also that being a housewife or marriageable in this case would bring her family honor. Coming from a Chinese background, marriageability is a very respected and highly desirable trait amongst families for their daughters. The disappointment shown in Mulan herself when she after sings, “I will never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter.” This again shows her responsibility to become a housewife, and her strong desire to honor her family as well.
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3 In relation to roles and expectations, Mulan and her family display a great amount of standards that can be analyzed with the feminist perspective. According to Schaefer, the feminist theory views inequity in gender as central to all behavior and organization. Furthermore, these
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