• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

People's first impressions of the ogre Shrek.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

People's first impressions of the ogre Shrek, is that he is not in anyway traditional. He is seen as a cross between the traditional Disney style of films and the not so traditional style of entertainment such as The Simpsons. The comedy and jokes can be understood by all generations, young and old. Simple put, 'Shrek' is a fairy tale for everyone, with a hero much the same. The film begins with the opening of a typical fairy tale book being read by the narrator. The traditional theme is read, about a damsel in distress, and a so called Prince Charming going to rescue her. However in Shrek the narrator, when he gets to the last page rips it out, and proclaims, "what a load of rubbish." The door of a toilet is then flung open, and Shrek steps out. There is also a comparison of the toilet being flushed, right after Shrek tears out the last page of the book. This shows what Shrek thinks of the happy ending of the book. ...read more.

Middle

He says, "if that doesn't do the job your breath certainly will because your breath stinks!" He also suggests to Shrek that he should use some Tic-Tacs. This shows that Donkey isn't scared or afraid of Shrek. This is supported well by the fact that Donkey, follows Shrek to his swamp ignoring all the 'beware ogre' signs. He races excited into the Shrek's home, jumps around, and says, "in the morning I'm making waffles." Shrek then gets Donkey out of his home, and forces him to sleep outside in the cold. As Shrek sits down to his meal, he shows a small amount of remorse to the fact that he has kicked Donkey out of the house but he quickly recovers. Shrek then hears a lot of scuffling around his house and blames Donkey but soon finds out that it was not him, but some fairty tale characters who had arrived at his swamp, from snow white to pinochio. Shrek finds out from Pinochio that the evil and extremely short Lord Farquaad has forced them there. ...read more.

Conclusion

It gives him the look of a tall, mean ogre who means business. The high angle shots are used when Shrek and Donkey enters the village. They look up at the castle and it shows the size of it. This in turn shows how wealthy Lord Farquaad is. Mid angle shots are used to show characters talking and socialising, and it puts them on equal footing. It shows neither of them higher or lower than the other. For example when Shrek and Donkey are lying down together or when Shrek cooks Fiona a meal. This gives people the chance to see the characters interacting with each other and gives the audience the chance to get to know there characters better. There are good mixtures of shots as well. For example when Lord Farquaad is first shown in the film, it uses a combination of shots rather than a full on shot. This is done to disguise his height and create tension. The first shot the audience see is of his hands rather than his face. He puts on a pair of gloves as if he means business. It is shots like these that build up the crucial first opinion of the character. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE JRR Tolkien section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE JRR Tolkien essays

  1. How do the makers of 'Shrek' use presentational devices to reverse this tradition to ...

    When Shrek realises that the villagers aren't going to move, he tells them, "This is the part where you runaway." This is unusual as the conventional ogre would not have given his victim's time to run away. Shrek's actions give us the idea that he is not vicious but acts as though he is.

  2. Analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad.

    This is called a high angle shot. It is useful because it makes Lord Farquaad seem a powerful, imposing ruler. Shrek and Donkey appear minute and unimportant in comparison.

  1. Appreciation and comparison of modern and pre-twentieth century poetry - "Cousin Kate" by Christiana ...

    She knows that it is not over and it won't stop. COMPARISONS AND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN "COUSIN KATE AND MANWATCHING Some comparisons between the two poems "Cousin Kate" and "manwatching" are: - They are both triangular situations, which is where there is one man and two women.

  2. In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord ...

    in the toilet he uses a page out of a book as toilet paper, the way he has a bath because he uses mud to wash himself, he uses a caterpillar to clean his teeth, he jumps into a pond and farts in it and he pulls wax out of his ear.

  1. Appreciation and comparison of modern and pre-twentieth century poetry: "Cousin Kate" by Christina Rossetti ...

    These lines are an occult of lexical set. It is suggesting things about the rival girl. I cannot see your face, but you are mesmerised I expect. This means to hypnotise someone like a witches spell on her boyfriend. You turn and meet my accusing stare head on.

  2. Lord of the Rings book report. Plot outline and themes.

    When Sam cooked some coneys that Gollum caught, a couple of men who saw the smoke, come to check it out. Their leader, Faramir, who is the brother of Boromir Comes to talk to them and decides to take them to their hideout, but Gollum follows them.

  1. Fantasy films often take us in to a different world and away from the ...

    Events in a film are what entertain us the most, they are the factor that determines whether we enjoy a movie or not. Different people like to see different things on screen and films often need to try and interest everyone.

  2. How do the makers of Shrek use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, to ...

    This shows that Shrek maybe embarrassed that he is an ogre, and not the 'Prince charming' that she expects. Although Shrek appears violent, when we learn that he has failed to slay the dragon because he has to 'save my [his] ass!'

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work