Short Summary Of Shrek

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Brief Synopsis & Message Discussion Section Shrek is a big and grumpy ogre who enjoys his solitude on his swamp. But one night while enjoying a dinner of bugs and eyeballs, he is interrupted by three blind mice trying to find their way on his table and a big bad wolf trying to sleep in his bed. He soon realizes his land has been consumed by fairytale creatures, who have been banished by Lord Farquaad. In hopes to get his swamp back, Shrek sets off to Duloc with a talking donkey, who just will not stop talking. In order to get his swamp back, Shrek must rescue princess Fiona from a castle guarded by a dragon for Lord Farquaad to marry; therefore, pronouncing him king. After a dangerous journey, Shrek saves Fiona from the dragon outside her …show more content…
Many of the characters struggle with being judged upon their appearance before anyone gives them a chance. Shrek shows that even the ugliest and scariest person on the inside, can be a gentle, caring and genuine person on the inside. Princess Fiona also realizes that physical appearance should not matter because true beauty comes from within, and that sometimes things are more than they appear. Shrek and Fiona progressively start to show this and in the end they can see the positives in themselves and each other, looking past their physical appearance. This is extremely important to children to learn, especially in this social media era. Children are judging themselves and each other solely upon physical appearance only and it is destroying self-esteem. The major message this movie is sending to children is to not judge a book by its cover. A negative message this movie sends to children is that violence and naming calling/bullying is okay to do. Throughout the movie, Shrek is seen in multiple occasions physically fighting and hurting people to get by. Physical violence is not the best idea to resolve problems or get what you want. Shrek also degrades Donkey by calling him names and bullying him. It is probably meant to be a joke in the movie, but calling your friends mean names and being rude to them will hurt them. Although Shrek does not treat Donkey the same …show more content…
She was just as strong and if not quicker than Shrek to fight off men with karate moves in the forest. She also did not do what the typical princess does in all fairytales; she decided against marrying the lord, showing she is not the stereotypical woman/princess. The study was worthwhile in some ways, but needs a lot more work done. The interviewers definitely should have presented the participants with more occupations. The ones given are too obvious as to which gender and status they usually go with. Children already have those occupations affiliated with each gender from the time they start school. Other occupations should have been challenged to see how children really

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