Shrek's Message 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 this essay I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad and write about how the film makers use different interpretations making Shrek as good and the Prince as evil to create an unusual fairytale. In traditional fairytales they start with an elaborate book which opens up to tell the story, gradually each page of the book turns to reveal the next page.
Examples of Lord Farquaad's evil side is when he tortures the gingerbread man, when he dumps all the fairytale creatures in Shrek's swamp, he gets the knights to try and beat up Shrek and when he sees what Princess Fiona looks like when the sun goes down he says 'Get that out of my sight' and because he wants to become king so bad he says the marriage is legal. The story of Shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations, so that by the end of the film the viewers know that 'Shrek' is a modern fairytale, because the characters of Lord Farquaad and Shrek have been switched. What I learnt from this story is that the times are changing and that fairytales are becoming modern and all the characters are switched or the story plots change.
But it is the giant who is the killer and will 'grind your bones for bread'. Shrek is a sensative charater with his 'layers' and the giant is not. Shrek has been given a true love by fate, while the giant falls to his death from the beanstalk. Snow White from sleeping beauty eats an apple poisoned so she would sleep for eternity until she is awoken by the kiss of her true love, a prince. Comparing Lord Farquard to a traditional prince, the prince is the one to be favoured above Lord Farquard becase Farquard is selfish, short, evil and stubborn.
Their journey is filled with adventure and narrow escapes, including being captured by giant goblins called orcs, whom they manage to escape through Gandalf's intervention and the killing of the Great Goblin. At one point, Bilbo becomes lost in a cave and finds a magic ring that will turn its wearer invisible. But Gollum, a slimy pathetic creature who lives in the cave where he survives on raw fish, claims the ring is his and challenges Bilbo to a battle of wits, the winner of which will keep the ring. Bilbo wins the game, but has to escape the enraged Gollum by using the ring. After Bilbo rejoins the group, they are attacked by a pack of evil wolves called Wargs but are rescued by a band of eagles led by the Lord of the Eagles.
As they were fighting, Beowulf seizes Grendel by the arm, and while Grendel is trying to break free, Beowulf is able to rip his arm off and puts the monster in pain. The monster runs away into the woods and dies. Beowulf has now become the hero of the kingdom because he has freed the kingdom of this dreadful monster. Therefore, he has become “The mighty protector of men” as said in line
Presentational Devices of Shrek and Reversal of Traditional Roles In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters in 'Shrek'. I will mainly focus on Shrek and Lord Farquuad. I will also write about how the film makers use different presentational devices to create an unusual film. Stereotypically the prince is good and the ogre is evil. In traditional fairy tales ogres are pictured as man-eating beasts, while the Princes are tall, handsome and save the Princess.
Shrek: The Kindness of the Ogre Revealed Lord farquaad and Shrek use the correlation between them to distort the traditional fairy tale. Shrek barges in just before the happily ever after and changes the story for the better? To explain how filmmakers use presentational devices to change the traditional fairy tale to something more exciting and adventurous, I am going to analyze the characters of Shrek and lord farquaad. A traditional fairy tale that contains an ogre or something synonymous is often portrayed as an unpleasant being. For example in Jack and the bean stalk the giant is hunting down the being for which he can smell the blood of, he shouts fee fi foe fum .He is also made large and heavy footed therefore he is seen to be the "bady" In the opening of the film you soon discover that the opening is not alike any other fairy tale around at this present time .It starts by Shrek reading a fairy tale out of a book, you do not seen any part of his body other than the big green hand that turns the pages.
Ogres in traditional fairy tales live in filthy swamplands; they have extremely bad hygiene problems and are portrayed as angry, bloodthirsty beasts. An example of this is Jack and the beanstalk, when the giant finds out that Jack has stolen from him he chases him trying to kill him. As the hero Jack escapes from the giant. Language is an important device, and I am going to write about how language can create the impression of good and evil in both characters, and in films. The film Shrek opens with Shrek sat on the toilet reading a fairy tale, he laughs and says what a load of rubbish, and little did he know he was about to go on the exact same adventure to rescue a princess.
They become quite impressed by him, and even rely on him, just as Gandalf foretold. Bilbo and the dwarves finally reach Lonely Mountain, the home of Smaug the dragon. The dwarves send Bilbo down a secret passage to the dragon's lair. Bilbo has more confidence in himself now and not only steals a cup, but manages to hold his own in a conversation with the wily Smaug (not an easy thing to do).Furious that someone has dared steal a piece of his treasure, Smaug attacks the mountainside where the dwarves have their camp. Then he flies toward Lake- town, to punish the inhabitants for helping the dwarves.
The Message of Shrek In traditional fairy tales, ogres are man-eating beasts. The prince usually rescue 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 my essay, I am going to review the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how filmmakers use different camera angles and shots to make an unusual fairytale. In traditional fairytales the prince saves the princess from a dragon that protects the princess in the castle I the tallest tower and the prince slays the dragon so this means the ogre stands for the bad person.