Mulan is a perfect example of girl power and strength and courage for all women. The Disney depiction is known for Mulan’s bravery of taking on the role of a warrior. All Mulan wants to do is make her family proud, but feels that she can’t satisfy them in the way a young daughter is suppose to. So in order to gain her family’s approval she does the unthinkable. The original story of Mulan comes from a ballad called Hua Mulan. Disney’s movie pretty much follows the same story that is originally told in the ballad. However there are a couple of different endings. In Disney’s movie and in the original ballad Mulan returns home safely, makes her family proud, and falls in love with the general. There is also an addition to the original ballad called Sui Tang Yanyi. This story doesn’t have the same happy ending. When Mulan returns in Sui Tang Yanyi her family has fallen apart. No longer is she trying to please them, but rather is struggling to find a living. The only option she is given is to become a concubine. She refuses and commits suicide instead. Her general that she supposedly fell in love with doesn’t even try to rescue her from this horrible situation. It is a good thing Disney based their movie off only Hua Mulan or else it wouldn’t have been happily ever after.