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19th Nov '16 6:03:46 PM NCToni
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* In truth, the whole first movie is a very lighthearted take on some very serious situations. Let's look at our main cast: Fiona, alone in a tower, and in reality would be completely insane from solitary confinement. Shrek, living, you guessed it, ''alone'', because his only view of the world is that it hates him. Donkey, friendless, but a hopeless optimist. Farquaad, ruling, yet again, ''alone'', with a Napolean complex and no one but a magic mirror to keep him company. Hell, the ''whole cast'' is just lonely, before anything else.


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** Spending upwards of 20 years alone in a tower with nothing but storybooks? By all accounts, Fiona should be ''completely insane'' from solitary confinement.
11th Sep '16 1:23:50 PM trulymadmoves
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* In the third film, we meet Fiona's four princess friends: Snow White, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Rapunzel, the last of whom is a turncoat who sells them out to Prince Charming. There's some foreshadowing there, with Rapunzel's bickering with the others being far less good-natured than most of their friendly ribbing, implying Rapunzel is TheFriendNobodyLikes. There's probably a good reason for that, one that neither the film nor WordOfGod would ever be allowed to say out loud: the reason the other princesses pick on Rapunzel, and the reason for her bitterness that leads to her FaceHeelTurn, is probably that she's the only one of the foursome who doesn't have a Disney film. Disney wouldn't make [[Disney/{{Tangled}} a Rapunzel film]] until five years later, while the first three had been Disney characters for over half a century. In some weird fourth-wall-breaking way, Rapunzel is probably somehow aware that she's not at all on equal footing with the other three.
13th Aug '16 11:10:06 PM MitziHD
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**There's confirmation about Shrek's abusive childhood on the musical, the first number has his parents sending him to move away from their house at age seven.
29th Jul '16 10:59:16 AM Stinkoman87
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** Then there's Robin Hood in 1, with his entourage of backup musicians/dancers and his attempt to be a HeroOfAnotherStory resulting in VanHelsingHatecrimes, and then failing at that.
20th Jul '16 7:38:45 AM MrDeath
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* Shrek compares Ogres to onions might not make sense at first, but if you know anything about onions you know that despite you might think they are easily bruised. In other words Shrek is trying to that Ogres have feelings too.
20th Jul '16 5:55:39 AM LeithSol
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* Shrek compares Ogres to onions might not make sense at first, but if you know anything about onions you know that despite you might think they are easily bruised. In other words Shrek is trying to that Ogres have feelings too.
20th Jun '16 11:33:54 PM tv1995
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** He doesn't say that she is unattractive, he actually does state that she is pretty. He seems more like he is stumbling on his words as he has never felt this way before and doesn't know how to confess his feelings.
4th Jun '16 10:00:40 AM axle-k89
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* In ''Shrek 2'', when Fiona wakes up after the "Happily Ever After" potion takes effect, she screams when she sees her human self in the mirror. Of course, she has no idea of the potion at this point yet. So, the reason for the scream? She most likely thought the curse that had affected her almost her whole life was active again, because she was human during the day and an ogress at night, and she had fainted thanks to the potion the night before.



* it may seem odd that Little Red Riding Hood has a cameo as a villain in Shrek 3, but then remember that her enemy the Big Bad Wolf is one of the good guys.
** Or she might be getting revenge on Shrek and Fiona...because they scared her off during their honeymoon in the second film.

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* it It may seem odd that Little Red Riding Hood has a cameo as a villain in Shrek 3, but then remember that her enemy the Big Bad Wolf is one of the good guys.
** Or she might be getting revenge on Shrek and Fiona... because they scared her off during their honeymoon in the second film.film. If so, that's DisproportionateRetribution right there.



** And forshadowed, when he talks about the sunflower. He doesn't like it, but since Fiona is "pretty", she might. He thinks Fiona is unattractive, and says so!

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** And forshadowed, foreshadowed, when he talks about the sunflower. He doesn't like it, but since Fiona is "pretty", she might. He thinks Fiona is unattractive, and says so!



** This may double as Fridge Horror: He is literally sending all of the annoying cartoony animals to live with a sociopathic Ogre that is well known for butchering people. He may have just been hoping Shrek would eat/kill/maim them all!

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** This may double as Fridge Horror: FridgeHorror: He is literally sending all of the annoying cartoony animals to live with a sociopathic Ogre that is well known for butchering people. He may have just been hoping Shrek would eat/kill/maim them all!
21st May '16 12:23:17 PM TVRulezAgain
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* ''{{Shrek}}'' has a pretty good one. In the beginning of the movie, the 3 bears (Papa, Mama, and Baby) are arrested by Farquaad's men. In the middle of the movie, you can see a bear skin rug with a pink bow on its head on the floor of Farquaad's bedroom. At the end, when all the fairy tale characters are freed and dancing, only Papa Bear and Baby Bear are seen. That means that Mama Bear has been killed and skinned.

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* ''{{Shrek}}'' ''WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}}'' has a pretty good one. In the beginning of the movie, the 3 bears (Papa, Mama, and Baby) are arrested by Farquaad's men. In the middle of the movie, you can see a bear skin rug with a pink bow on its head on the floor of Farquaad's bedroom. At the end, when all the fairy tale characters are freed and dancing, only Papa Bear and Baby Bear are seen. That means that Mama Bear has been killed and skinned.
16th Mar '16 2:18:04 AM tv1995
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* In Shrek 2, Lillian brings up the subject of Shrek and Fiona's children and Shrek is so horrified by it that he swallows his spoon. In Shrek the third, he again expresses his fear of fatherhood by saying he is afraid of being a loving father. Based on what Shrek says about his father to Artie, we can guess that Shrek had a very abusive childhood. It isn't uncommon for there to be a cycle of abuse. We never see or hear of Shrek's parents besides that so we can assume either they are dead or Shrek never spoke to them again. That was Shrek's fear, that he would repeat what he endured as a child and abuse his own children and his children would disown him, like he had with his parents.

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* In Shrek 2, Lillian brings up the subject of Shrek and Fiona's children and Shrek is so horrified by it that he swallows his spoon. In Shrek the third, he again expresses his fear of fatherhood by saying he is afraid of being a loving bad father. Based on what Shrek says about his father to Artie, we can guess that Shrek had a very abusive childhood. It isn't uncommon for there to be a cycle of abuse. We never see or hear of Shrek's parents besides that so we can assume either they are dead or Shrek never spoke to them again. That was Shrek's fear, that he would repeat what he endured as a child and abuse his own children and his children would disown him, like he had with his parents.
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