Analyzing Characteristics of Shrek and Lord Farquaad In this essay, I am going to analyse the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad, and write about how film makers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale. In 'Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs' the Prince freed Snow White from the spell by kissing her. In 'Jack And The Beanstalk' the giant chases Jack and wants to eat him. In Shrek we see a different type of fairytale which shows that Shrek is a modern fairytale. 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 Message in Shrek In traditional fairy tales, ogres are man-eating beasts, the Prince rescues the Princess and they live happily ever after. How do the makers of "Shrek" use presentational devices to reverse this tradition, revealing the ogre as good, the Prince as evil? In traditional fairy tales, the story begins "Once upon a time" and the general story line is a happy one. Fairy tales are designed for small children so they can't be violent or contain swearing etc. Snow White is a traditional fairy tale in which the evil queen tries to kill her but a prince rescues her, a typical stereotype fairytale layout.
This surprises the viewers and begins to give the audience the impression that this is not going to be a conventional fai... ... middle of paper ... ...has discovered the true characters. By the end of the story the audience feels hatred towards the lord and they want Shrek as a friend because his character is so lovable. Shrek is revealed as lovable and fun whilst the audience have seen right through the Lord's character and seen him as the evil and manipulative character he is. The ideas about the characters in a true fairytale are reversed yet the film still comes across as a true fairytale. The ogre who should have been an evil man-eating beast is shown as good and kind.
He makes the knights fight Shrek when he comes to Duloc to ask for his swamp back civilly. He rejects the princess when he finds out she turns into an ogre at night time and then proclaims that he is king even though he needs to marry a princess to achieve that. The story of shrek uses presentational devices to reverse our expectations, so that by the time the end of the film you can tell that the roles of Shrek and Lord Farquaad have been swapped from a traditional fairy tale because Shrek is the good guy when he should be the evil one. Lord Farquaad acts nothing like a lord because if he wanted to marry a princess he should have had to rescue her himself like most lords would in traditional fairy tales. Perhaps the message of the story is that you can't judge a book by its cover.
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!
After analysing the characters of Shrek and Lord Farquaad I have concluded that although Shrek looks like the traditional, bloodthirsty, man-eating ogre, Shrek has feelings, friends and does not like violence. Opposite to Shrek, Lord Farquaad initially looks like the traditional fairytale prince but he is really a short, overambitious, cruel man. This is shown particularly when he tortures the Ginger Bread Man. The film ‘Shrek’ uses presentational devices to depict Shrek as good but Lord Farquaad as bad. The presentational devices are used to reverse the tradition of typical fairytales.
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.
Presentational Devices Used in Films 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 filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairy tale. In traditional fairy tales ogres and giants are horrific, man-eating beasts who grind bones and rips flesh.
The film entitled “Shrek” is unlike traditional fairy tales and is a complete reversal of traditional writing methods. Unlike traditional fairy tales such as “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, where the handsome prince rescues the princess and they both live “happily ever after”, the creators of Shrek have used an Ogre (usually known as vicious man eating monsters) to be the hero. This has been used to help create comedy and an interesting, if unconventional, story line. Along with a series of characters who appear to be playing each others roles and magical creatures behaving strangely, the film is like a fairy tale which is completely opposite of what is first expected. As the film begins, the start is that of a traditional fairy tale, with a large book opening to reveal a story of a princess who is rescued by a handsome prince.
Character Analysis of Shrek and Lord Farquaad In traditional fairytales, 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 filmmakers use different presentational devices to create an unusual fairytale. In conforming fairytales there are Princes such as prince charming, but they are the only kind of prince you are normally going to find, whereas the ogres and giants are a mixed breed, there is the ogre who attempts to eat the three Billy goats gruff, or the giant form Jack and the Beanstalk.