...If not for that cricket. Most of these we'd all agree are not necessary to be a good bride, daughter, friend, wife, या sister, but for kicks, since we never got to find out if she passed, let's see how she would have scored: Good fortune:
Well, I don't believe in luck, but she sure had a lot of it in the movie. Her plans were all crazy-sounding yet they all miraculously worked! Check. A great hairdo:
I know not everyone cares for Mulan's hair but I प्यार her matchmaker hair. Pretty and elegant but in a rather casual way, so it सूट्स her. Check. Striking a good match:
Well, obviously, she can't unless she passes the test. But Shang sure is a good one, but too bad for her he doesn't दिखाना up till well after the test, so I'll discount this one. Good taste:
I never got this one. Good taste in what? Clothes? Friends? In general, I suppose. When I think of tastefulness I generally think of a rather sophisticated person. मूलन has her own kind of poise, but I wouldn't call her sophisticated. But she does have great clothes (I'm a little biased- I प्यार almost all kinds of those traditional Asian dresses and adore her bride gown), so I'll give her a half-check. Calm:
Yep, she's one of the calmest डिज़्नी Princesses. Check. Obedient:
A big trait about मूलन that is very forgettable with people. She's a very obedient daughter. Check. Works fast-paced:
मूलन is a liiiittle lazy and unmotivated, but when she works, she works hard. Half-check. Good breeding:
I know some people think she literally meant getting it on, but no, breeding was another word for upbringing. They mean coming from a good background/family/etc. Mulan's family seems to be socially accepted and maybe even respected. (Then, of course, the Emperor honors her family, which would help enormously.) She may not be Melanie Wilkes, but she's very well-behaved, respectful towards everyone (especially her elders), obedient, modest, and has grace under fire. Check. A tiny waist:
मूलन does not have a tiny waist, although they sure gave her one with the scarf. But according to the matchmaker, this was too tiny a waist- not good for bearing sons! No check. Bringing honor to her family:
She always tried to bring honor to them the one way she could: द्वारा being a loyal daughter, even if it meant marrying a stranger. (And again, then saving China...) Check.
Others- Speaking without permission:
आप लॉस्ट there, Mulan. No check. Reciting the final admonition:
आप totally cheated, Mulan, but आप passed... द्वारा a thread! Check. Poised:
I know मूलन is clumsy, but I think she can be poised. She looks very dignified during the song as well as when she takes out her dad's sword, and even when she sits in the rain, about to make the fateful decision. She's always composed, too, almost never having any outbursts. Check. Dignified:
See above. Sometimes she can't help it due to the clumsiness (and how can a girl possibly look sophisticated with Mushu's सलाह on अभिनय like a man?), but check. Refined:
She's dignified but not so refined, which is और of Aurora's thing. No check. ...AND SILENT!:
She's pretty quiet, but apparently not enough for the matchmaker. No check.
So altogether, 12 points. I'm sorry to say I have no idea how the matchmaker grades these tests so I can't tell आप what this means, but I do think मूलन would have done all right, if not well. How आप treat your parents, animals, kids, and the elderly can say a lot about what kind of wife/husband material you'd make, and I think मूलन would be a great one, even regarding many of the matchmaker's lofty, unnecessary standards.
Do आप think she would have passed? Done well,, but failed? Not done very well at all?