The short story of “Hop-Frog” by Edgar Allan Poe is about a crippled jester, Hop-Frog, and his friend, Trippetta, who were captured from their homeland and were delivered to suffer at the hands of a king and his seven ministers. They were abducted and sent to the king for his entertainment. However, the king and his seven ministers enjoyed making practical jokes of the crippled jester. Hop-Frog experiences injustice from the King severely and tolerates it to the point in which he cannot anymore. After years of bearing the brunt of the king 's mocking sense of humor, Hop-Frog was pushed past his limits when Trippetta was insulted by the king in front of him.
When the dwarf refuses to fully obey to him, the Kings pride gets the best out of him. The story teller records “At last, without uttering a syllable he pushed her violently from him and threw the contents of the brimming goblet in her face” (Poe 4).To show his power over the dwarf, the King physically harms Trippetta. The King harming Trippetta shows that the king was fully aware of Hop-Frogs weakness. Thus to show his power over the dwarf, the King abuses Trippetta. This reveals that even though the King has every tangible item he wants, the physical and emotional pain of others caused by him is what gives him great joy.
Hop Frog as a Love Story "Hop Frog", by Edgar Allan Poe, is a short story in which the title character, after enduring much abuse by the king, gets revenge in the end. Hop Frog is not only the king's jester, but is also a handicapped dwarf. The king perpetually berates Hop Frog and plays practical jokes on his poor jester. At one point, king and his seven ministers summon Hop Frog before them so that he may give them ideas for an upcoming masquerade. The king forces him to drink wine (which Hop Frog always has an adverse reaction to drinking) and becomes very upset at him.
"(482) His arms so over compensated for his body he "resembled a squirrel, or a small monkey, more than a frog. "(482) His ability to tolerate wine is nonexistent. The story states that Hop-Frog is from "some barbarous region. "(482) For the King, Hop-Frog is a "triplicate treasure"(482) for the king to laugh at. If a man is no greater than his biological make up, then Hop-Frog is a freak, and limited to his body.
Hop-Frog acts through his emotions, and he manages to keep calm until he sees the only companion he has get abused. Hop-Frog tricks the men that oppress him into dressing in these flammable orangutan costumes, and during the party he lights them on fire. Hop-Frog not once feels an ounce of regret, but instead he laughs at the fools that he has killed. Tripetta and him run away from the scene and seem to have a happy ending. The reader is shocked by these actions, because Hop-Frog is no longer an innocent slave but a killer without
In this quote, Simon helps out the littleuns which none of the other biguns on the island do showing his kindness and compassion. However, later in the novel, that kindness and compassion is eroded when he is laughed at for his honest suggestion: “Simon’s effort fell about him in ruins; the laughter beat him cruelly and he shrank away defenseless to his seat” (96). Shortly after he is laughed at and mocked by the assembly, he embarks on a journey that would change the island forever. This is when he discovers “the Lord of the Flies hung on his stick” (152). He also imagines a conversation: ‘You are a silly little boy,’ said the Lord of the Flies, ‘just an ignorant, silly little boy.’ … ‘Don’t you agree?’ said the Lord of the Flies.
I think that the viewers are surprised because they're expecting an old fashioned fairytale. I think that the opening suggests it's a modern fairytale, with a different ending. When the storybook characters arrive Shrek threatens them by saying he will 'Grind your bones, and make jelly from your eyes'. He tries to frighten them by saying 'Orges are worse than giants'. They react by running away screaming.
He tortured the gingerbread man, he stole Shreks swamp, he made the knights fight Shrek, rejected the princess when he found out after sunset she becomes an ogre but he still wanted to become king. He is an extremely lazy and selfish person. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations this makes a good film not just because of the devices that the film makers use to influence the viewers. The viewer feels that Shrek is a far nicer character than Lord Farquaad even though by glance does not look like he is. Lord Farquaad looks important but is a bitter, twisted evil person.
The story of “The Ugly Duckling” represents the development of emotions and control. When the other creatures call the ugly duckling out on his flaws (Anderson), they feel powerful. Andersen uses this emotion to identify a person’s need to belittle others to experience accomplishment. The duckling’s “brothers and sisters were unkind to him, and would say, ‘Ah, you ugly creature, I wish the cat would get you,’ and his mother said she wished he had never been born” (Andersen) because he embarrasses them. It is not understood how he could be different.
So I think the viewers would be extremely surprised when they get the grossness of... ... middle of paper ... ...he characters of Shrek and lord farquaad I have come to the conclusion that although Shrek seems like a traditional ogre Shrek is totally different to a traditional ogre as he as lovely friends he rescues the princess then finds love through that quest and gets married to top it off. Although lord farquaad looks like a lord, his actions suggest that he is evil. He torture the poor little ginger bread man, takes over shreks swamp and then rejects P.Fiona when he find out what she really is at night then still tries to claim himself king when he’s not! The story SHREK uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations so that by the end of the film we realize that the "bady" is the” goody" and that the goody" is the "bady!" Perhaps the message of the story is that you can’t judge a book by its cover!