20 reasons we still love the magic of Mulan 20 years later

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10. How supportive her father is

Mulan lives in a time period where women doing what they want was not acceptable. It was dishonorable for women to not listen to any man at all. When Mulan left home to become a soldier, it was seen as disgracing her family.

After she saves China, she heads home and worries about how her father will take it. Mulan presents the sword of Shan Yu and the crest from the emperor to her father, but it doesn’t matter to him. Fa Zhou was happy to have his daughter back.

He set the gifts aside and told her “the greatest gift and honor is having you for a daughter.” He hugs his daughter and tells her that he missed her while wiping her tears. This is one of the most touching and moving parts of the movie.

It shows that even though she technically disgraced their family, he still loves and supports her no matter what. I’m sure the fact that she saved China had something to do with it, but still. He could have been angry and he was happy that she was alive and back home.

It is a beautiful scene in the movie and means a lot for their relationship now that she is home.