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Look at me,
I may never pass for a perfect bride, or a perfect daughter.
Can it be,
I'm not meant to play this part
Now I see, that if I were truly to be myself,
I would break my family's heart

Who is that girl I see, staring straight back at me?
Why is my reflection someone I don't know?
Who is that perfect bride?
It's not me, though I've tried.
When will my reflection show, who I am, inside?
How I pray, that a time will come,
I can free myself, from their expectations
On that day, I'll discover someway to be myself,
and to make my family proud.
They want a docile lamb,
No-one knows who I am.
Must there be a secret me,
I'm forced to hide?
Must I pretend that I am someone else for all time?
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?
When will my reflection show, who I am inside?

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    Amanda OngMar 5, 2013 at 9:18 am
    How I pray, that a time will come I can free myself.
    and meet their expectations.

    On that day, I'll discover someway to be myself.
    and to make my family proud.

    They want a docile lamb,
    No one knows, who I am.
    Must there be a secret me I'm forced to hide.

    Must I pretend that I'm.
    someone else for all time.

    When will my reflection show.
    Who I am inside x2.
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    UnregisteredAug 18, 2012 at 10:56 pm
    Mulan is trying to be someone else in her family's sake because not being what the other girls are is disgracful. It's kind of the way things are today: if you want to "fit in" you have to be someone who you are not therefor giving you the hard decision of excepting yourself and being who you truly are inside. Mulan is trying to make that decision and basing it on her reflection she can't deny who she really is.
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    UnregisteredAug 13, 2012 at 3:16 pm
    Being yourself is hard when other people don't like you, being you. Your changing and you don't want to. This isn't you. Who is that girl i see? I'm pretty sure they have changed me. 'when will my reflection show, who i am inside? ' when will they let me except and be myself?
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    UnregisteredJul 22, 2012 at 4:17 am
    In a world where you are judged by what you should be and how you should act very few actually ever look into the mirror to truely see who they are.. If only everyone were brave enough to look into that mirror and let it reflect who they really are
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    UnregisteredJun 28, 2012 at 11:10 am
    Being someone else... Not your true self to protect your family. Mulan realizes throughout her struggles she will be her true self and her parents will accept her for who she truly is. Being someone else.. Someone you don't know... Someone not special to yourself because you can't seen to recognize yourselfhaving to hide your true self to protect people you love but it somehow seems impossiblemost important is doing your best than being the bestthe character mulan conveying a loving & protective daugther. You do thing that u dont like, but you have to do this because of your love once. Who you really are. There's no hiding from the truth. This lovely soneg means that she is thinking about who she is insidelost as to who one truly is, and how the outside, is not what is on the in. I think, that mulan struggles to be who she is without being disapproved by everyone who loves her. She wants to be free of all the illusions and expectations of her image, but doesn't feel strong enough to show her real self to the whole world yet.

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