MULAN’S GREAT UPWARD DRIVE TOWARD ANDROCENTRISM IN MULAN IN DISNEY BELOVED TALES BY JANE BRIERLY, ROBYN BRYANT AND STEPHANIE WERNER
ERNA DWI LISTIARI
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In this thesis, the writer wants to analyze the main character of a short story entitled Mulan. It is one of short stories in Disney Beloved Tales written by Jane Brierly, Robyn Bryant and Stephanie Werner and published by Brimar Publishing in Canada in 2001. It is the one about a young Chinese girl named Mulan who lives in patriarchal or androcentric culture. There are some problems to discuss. The first problem is what the androcentrisms toward Mulan are from her society. The second problem is whether Mulan uses great upward drive toward the androcentrism. The last problem is how the representation of Mulan is in Mulan. To analyze those problems, the writer uses feminist and psychological approaches. Feminist approach discusses the representation of the woman main character in the story and also the oppression she experiences in the story. The psychological approach discusses about the response of woman main character toward the oppression. Further, this thesis uses deductive method. It means the discussion begins with general discussion about the theories of feminism and psychology into the specific discussion within the short story. The writer concludes that Mulan experiences three androcentrisms (woman for reproduction purposes, ethical concept and warfare) and she uses her great upward drive in responding the androcentrisms by changing her inferiority into superiority. Mulan is represented positively in the story by showing her superiority over herself and also indirectly over men.