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How do the makers of 'Shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, to reveal the ogre as good, and the prince as evil?

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  • Submitted: 25/09/2003
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GCSE JRR Tolkien

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SHREK

In traditional fairytales, ogres are man-eating beasts. The prince usually rescues the princess; they marry and live happily ever after.

How do the makers of 'Shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, to reveal the ogre as good, and the prince as evil?

In this essay, I am going to analyze the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale.

In conforming fairytales there are Princes such as prince charming, but they are the only kind of prince you are normally going to find, whereas the ogres and giants are a mixed breed, there is the ogre who attempts to eat the three Billy goats gruff, or the giant form Jack and the Beanstalk. In that fairytale the giant chases Jack all the way around his castle threatening to eat him. Shrek tries plea for a peaceful end to a fight and only scares the villagers off, instead of attempting to harm them. Lord Farquaad is different from other characters in his position such as Princes, Farquaad attempts to draw a queen so he can become King, and have his

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