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Shrek: The Hero's Journey
Transcript of Shrek: The Hero's Journey
Originally Dragon is part of a challenge that Shrek and Donkey are forced to face, but in the end she is someone who helps defeat Lord Farquaad. She even eats Lord Farquaad to help allow Shrek and Fiona to be together. She mainly provided only physical support. Mentor Donkey: Donkey is more than just a helper because he is truely the one who motivates Shrek and supports him in all ways possible. He proves his loyalty at a time when Shrek really needed his help facing the outside world. He is the one that provides his wisdom and advice to Shrek regarding how to express his feelings to Fiona and how to see himself as the loving, kind creature he truely is.
Lord Farquaad's initial reaction is part of the emotional challenge of the abyss because he laughs at the idea of an ogre being with a princess and thinks it's ridiculous. Revelation:
By conquering the abyss Shrek is able to eliminate the wall that he created to isolate himself from others. He learns that just because he is an ogre doesn't mean he is incapable of loving someone and is unable to maintain friendships. He defeats the internal conflict and sheds another layer of the Symbolic onion. He realizes that he can love and that he can stand up for himself and get what he deserves. Transformation He learns to treat his friends like donkey and Dragon, as well as his lover, Fiona, with more respect. He expresses appriciation and true friendship. Briefly, he even expresses gratitude because over the course of the adventure he has learned how to interact with other creatures and realize how people really should be treated. He also achieves greater self esteem and has a better idea of self worth becauseof what he has accomplished. He needed to obtain greater self-knowledge so that he can be loved and successfully earn the respect of people and his friends.He has earned the respect of people who saw his actions at the wedding and realizes that true beauty comes from within. By learning this in the revelation, he is now transformed enough to not judge a person so quickly based on what they look like. Atonement:
The atonement is the pivotal moment when Fiona turns into an ogress at sundown during the wedding and is very upset because she sees herself as ugly. Shrek's atonement is displayed when he says that she is beautiful. This is because he loves her as a person(human) and now that he knows that she is an ogre he realizes that being an ogre doesn't mean he is not lovable. The fact that Fiona loved him even as she was a human taught him that love and friendship is not determined based on someone's looks. This resolves his inner conflict and makes him at "peace" with himself.He has now succeeded in resolving his internal conflict and tearing down the wall that he built up around himself that kept him isolated. He is now okay with who he is and is proud. This new perspective of himself and others is what allows him to be at one and achieve inner balance.He returns to the swamp and instead of banishing all the fairytale creature he allows them to participate in his wedding celebrations as well. Their presence still annoys him, but now Shrek is more accepting of others and is trying to maintain good relationships with them as well as with himself. Atonement The Gift:
The hero bestows his gift of creature tolerance and a more compassionate attitude towards human beings. He now tries to improve the lives of others instead of only his life. He does the most for Fiona in order to protect the happiness of the one he loves most. His gift is abstract because it is not something that can be seen litterally, it can only be felt by those who surround him. The Return:
The hero conquered the unnknown by learning to deal with and accept other creatures , and by learning about who he truely is. He learned that he does not need to be gaurded by the privacy and isolation that he once depended on. Now his unknown world has become part of his known world. He is proud of who he is and expresses his feelings correctly. Now fairytale creatures, inlcuding Donkey and Fiona are more respectful of Shrek's property and are less afraid of him, which allows him to make more friends, even if he doesn't necessarily want anymore. Creatures are no longer unaccepting of him because they are aware of the great deeds he can carry out and are more knowledgable about who he is. Here people see how loving Shrek can be and how kind an ogre truely can be. Here Shrek realizes that what is on the inside is what counts, and he expresses his atonement by telling Fiona she is beautiful. Here all of the fairytale creature are respecting Shrek and attending his wedding. Shrek expressing thanks and gratitude toward the fairytale creatures. It is at this point that the guards force the two apart and they try desperately to fight them off. From there, Dragon comes to the rescue and eats lord Farquaad. By doing so, she scares the guards eliminating the physical aspect of the abyss. He has learned that being an ogre doesn't determine what he can and can't do. He realizes that he does not need to isolate himself from the world and that he can have good relationships with other people. In order to successfully complete his task, Shrek and Donkey must cross a rickety bridge above bubbling hot lava, climb to the highest room in the tallest tower, and rescue princess Fiona, all while being chased by a dragon. This if the first challenge Shrek and Donkey face , therefore it was very unorganized and quite chaotic. The main obstacle of this challenge was Shrek's inability to work together with Donkey. They split up and from there things go downhill. Shrek then creates another obstacle through the way he deals with Fiona. Shrek is tempted to give up his love for Fiona over a misunderstanding and an internal conflict. The night before the trio reaches Farquaad's Kingdom, Shrek mishears Fiona saying, "how could someone ever love someone so ugly". Shrek automatically asumes she is referring to him and immediately looses his courage to profess his feelings to her. Princess Fiona:
Fiona is considered a helper because she assists the initiate in various ways. She helps Shrek open up and express himself more. She also assists in many of the physical challenges as well. Fiona is very skilled when it comes to using martial arts to defend her and her friends. ABYSS:
This is the most difficult challenge of all for Shrek
because he has to battle his fears, his emotions, and it forces him to fight for his life and love, all alone. It takes place at Lord Farquaad's castle as Shrek attempts to stop Fiona's wedding. This addresses Shrek's fear of rejection due to the creature that he is. For this reason he has to get over his fear of failure and profess his love to Fiona anyway. The abyss becomes physical as soon as Fiona admits she feels the same way. Lord Farquaad demands that Fiona return to the tower forever and Shrek is ordered to be killed. The revelation took place before Farquaad and Fiona's wedding when Donkey explains why he shouldn't giveup his love for Fiona. He realizes that he loves her enough that he does have enough dignity and pride to fight for her. He learns to accept people for who they are rather than what they look like and learns how to be a better person and friend. He discovers that he is just like everyone else, that he isn't a threat to everyone. Mor inportantly, he find out that he won't be rejected just because of what he looks like.