This essay is a critique on how shrek depicts and discusses servral issues such as the theory of a utopia and how society view people who are different than the so called "norm"

Essay by pokie82College, UndergraduateB, November 2003

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The movie Shrek which starts like any other fairy tale with a once upon a time, a princess trapped in a tower and her knight in shining armour. But once we see who the hero of the story is it is made obvious that this is not your typical fairy tale. I found this movie to have amazing graphics that looked almost human, a hilarious plot which is a one of a kind. The most enjoyable part was the repartee between Shrek and Donkey from Ogres having Layers to the phallic castle of Lord Farquaad they always made me laugh. Each character symbolizes something in general. The four main characters are Princess Fiona (Cameron Diaz), Shrek (Mike Myers), Donkey (Eddie Murphy) and Lord Farquaad (John Lithgow). The other characters include the old fairy tale creatures from stories of childhood which are brought to life, and this is the tale. The hero (Shrek) is forced to go on a quest in order to win back the deed to his swamp because Farquaad banished the Fairy tale creatures there.

Lord Farquaad is herding all the fairytale creatures out of the city of Dulop because he believes them to be a burden. Also in order to become a king ( and ruler of Dulop) must marry a princess, with the help of a magical mirror he choses princess the fiery redheaded Fiona but needs someone to rescue the princess from her stereotype fairytale castle which is surrounded by lava and guarded by a dragon.

So Lord Farquaad has a competition and just as he is about to start Shrek comes. Then comes a comical fight scene where the knights must kill Shrek to win, but in the end the hero prevails and they make a deal that Shrek will get his deed to...