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Analysis of Shrek the film
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In traditional fairy tales, 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 traditional fairy tales the prince is the hero of the story. The princess is usually the damsel is distress and the ogre is the man-eating monster. There are also animals that are behaving strangely, handsome princes and the beautiful princesses and settings in exotic faraway places. In 'Jack and the Beanstalk' the giant is horrible and vulgar, "I'll grind your bones to make my bread". Some examples of traditional fairy tales are 'Snow White' and 'Sleeping Beauty' where a handsome prince awoke them from an enchanted sleep by true loves first kiss.
In the film 'Shrek' it all begins with the traditional "once upon a time". When Shrek told the story of a princess, he spoke softly and calmly. The pictures and words in the book that Shrek was reading out aloud were medieval. The music they used at the start was non-diagetic, peaceful and magical. However when Shrek ripped a page
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