Monday, November 14, 2011

Shrek and Satire

The clip from the movie, Shrek, deviates itself from the typical formula of a fairytale by showing that the woman is able to save herself in a situation. Fiona did not need Shrek's help to keep the men away.

Exaggeration: The man dance and sing to Fiona and saves herself my using all sorts of self defense moves.

Incongruity: An example of this in the movie clip is when Robin Hood's men pop out of no where and the accordian player comes down from the trees.

Reversal: Fiona saves Shrek from Robin Hood and his men rather than Shrek saving himself. Women rarely save themselves in these sorts of situations in fairytales.

Parody: Fiona fights Robin Hood and his men in slow motion.

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