The Looking Glass Theory
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. Explain the looking glass theory and self-concept as they pertain to Shrek, Donkey, Princess Fiona, and Prince Farquar. Your answer needs to address the components of self. In your answer, include how self-concept affects the way that they communicate. Remember that communication includes cognitive, listening and speaking processes.
According to the looking glass theory, we use others as a mirror to see ourselves and we imagine what others think of us then include these imaginings in our self concept. In the movie “Shrek”, the main character and the hero of the story, Shrek, was always concerned about how he looks and what people think about his face and outfit. That is why he was shocked when he thought that the princess was talking about his hideous face with donkey and reacted very negatively to express his love towards the princess. Self-concept describes a person and his or her personality. A person's self-concept always affects his/her ability to communicate with others. When Shrek brought a flower for Princess Fiona and wanted to express his feeling towards her he heard all the conversation between the donkey and the princess. The princess was talking about the secret why she became ugly at night. But the Shrek thought that she was talking about his ugly face and she did not want to marry her for that. In that case Shrek was just hearing their conversation, but not listening and it indicates his poor self-concept. Even though the Dragon breathes fire and eliminates ...
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...cess who turned into an ogre at night. At the beginning Shrek helped the donkey and as result the donkey tried to be his friend even though Shrek insulted him over and over. But the donkey could not realize why Shrek was trying to avoid him and liked to be isolated from the social life. Every one hated Shrek for his ugly outfit without thinking twice. That is why Shrek was tried to keep himself away from everyone and did not want any friend ever. But the donkey was a following Shrek at his every step after all the insulting from Shrek and he escorted Shrek at his journey of rescuing the Princess Fiona. But in real if anyone misbehaves as Shrek did with the donkey can never be friends as the turned out to be very intimate buddy at the end.
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