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Paper #3 Monsters and Dialogue Graded

Paper #3 Monsters and Dialogue Graded - Stephanie Warner...

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Stephanie Warner English 112 Lindsey Milillo 21 April 2006 Writer’s Memo I really enjoyed writing this paper. I really like the movie Shrek which is probably what made writing this paper so easy for me. I did not have a hard time finding things that make this movie in dialogue with its social or historical environment. This is because Shrek is so full of examples. The thing I found the hardest about the paper was keeping it to the four to five page limit. There is so much I could have talked about that I did not get to in my paper. I did touch on some of the major and important issues that go along with the paper topic and the movie. Another thing I had a little difficulty with was my transitions. I had a hard time moving nicely between the different paragraphs, and even in some cases I am still not satisfied with the transitions, but I do not know how else to write them. Much of this is probably due to the fact that I have so much I could talk about in Shrek that I have a hard time narrowing it down or knowing what to write about next. I hope the audience enjoys my paper, sees a different twist on the traditional fairy tale, and is able to look at Shrek in a different light. The New Fairy Tale Dialogue. When people first hear this word they usually think of conversation between two people. What one might not think of is dialogue can involve a text and its social environment. Certain texts and movies are in dialogue with their social or historical environment. Environment shapes stories, and some stories we have today would not be
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Warner 2 the same without the environments they were written in. In 2001, DreamWorks along with PDI came out with a movie called Shrek . Shrek is a story about an ogre named Shrek, who lives alone in the woods, and is feared by all the people in the land of Duloc. When Lord Farquaad, the ruler of Duloc, exiles all the fairy-tale beings in the woods, Shrek looses his peaceful life and his home becomes a refugee’s camp. He sets out to find Lord Farquaad and convince him to take the fairy-tale beings back where they belong. Lord Farquaad accepts under one condition, Shrek must first go and find the beautiful young princess Fiona, who will become Farquaad's bride. Shrek begins his quest, along with his newfound friend Donkey. They go and rescue the Princess, narrowly avoiding being burned by the Dragon, who tries to seduce Donkey. They bring Princess Fiona back to Duloc, although she is upset about how she was rescued. Fiona starts to fall in love with Shrek along their journey. Shrek happens to overhear Fiona talking to Donkey about how anyone could ever love an ugly beast, and thinks she is talking about him, when in reality she is cursed and turns into an ogress by nightfall. Fiona decides to marry Lord
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