Shreks Psychology Essay

1440 words - 6 pages

In the beloved tale of a Dreamworks production “Shrek”, directed by Andrew Adamson and Vicky Jenson. The animated film was released in theaters in 2001, it was based off of satirical comedy in the typical storybook world that has kids and even hidden adult humor that makes the entertainment fun for everyone. The story begins with the main character, Shrek played by Mike Myers, narrates about a story of “true loves first kiss” in an intricate story book and ends up closing up the story thinking that its a load of ---t in a comical way as he flushes in the toilet. We find out that the main character Shrek is actually an ogre that has a routine of disgusting ogre like habits such as mud baths, eating slugs, and brushing your teeth with slime. Around the local area according to the angry mobs with torches and pitchforks that he’s not the most popular and friendly person, with the added beware sign. As much as the villagers try to slay him, they end up terrified in their pants to do anything and run away in fright.
Though one day he meets an annoying donkey named “Donkey”, played by Eddie Murphy shockingly that tries running away from the authorities in the land of Duloc.Shrek accidentally saves him from the authorities and donkey befriends Shrek. A day after Shrek finds that his humble homey swamp has been ransacked by every fairy creature in the land. He finds that Lord Farquaad is responsible for the exiling of the creatures and goes on a journey to meet him personally to get rid of all the creatures in his swamp so he can return to his home in solitude, Donkey accompanies him. Meanwhile Farquaad tortures the gingerbread man so he may know where the rest of the fairy tale creatures are hidden, but his guards abruptly interrupt him with the discovery of the Magic Mirror. Farquaad requests the mirror to seek the fairest maiden in the land, and through a parody of :The Dating Game , Farquaad must choose Cinderella, Snow White, or Princess Fiona played by Cameron Diaz, that is locked in a lava tower with a firebreathing dragon, and frankly Farquaad chooses her.
Shrek and Donkey arrive at Lord Farquaad’s palace in Dulac where they end up walking into a tournament that whoever wins receives the “privilege” of fetching the princess from the fire breathing dragon and to have the princess wed to Farquaad. Shrek & Donkey easily beat all the competitors in a wrestling style fashion. Farquaad then agrees to return Shrek’s swamp to its solitude and remove all the fairy creatures from it unless he agrees to fetch Princess Fiona from the Tower and Dragon.
Shrek and Donkey arrive at the castle and split up to find Princess Fiona, Donkey sadly gets captured by the Dragon which later finds out is a female and likes Donkey. Shrek finds Fiona and grabs her out of the tower, Fiona is shocked as to how unromantic Shrek is. Shrek sneakily saves Donkey from the dragon and rushes out of the lava complex. They all make it out alive as Fiona asks Shrek to remove his...

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