|dc.description.abstract||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.||en_US