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The Story Behind Shrek There are many fairy tale stories throughout our world The movie Shrek however is not your typical fairy tale Although it can be considered a kids movie in some ways it is anything but that Within the movie are a lot of hidden view points Shrek has a lot of adult type humor that many children wouldnt understand The movie has also succeeded in paralleling our society in many ways It shows how the people today try to make money off of anything shows that the modern day woman is more common points out that many people today try to act a certain way and of course has some racial or ethnic stereotypes In the beginning of the story the pop culture theme of making a quick buck is pointed out right away Todays society will make an effort to make money off of anything possible Get rich quick schemes are very popular This is shown in the movie by having people sell fairy tale creatures to the government at a cheap price In todays world it is not uncommon for people to try to take advantage of those who are less advantaged or unable to protect themselves from persecution For instance look at con artists They seek out people who are unsuspecting and take them for everything they have This is similar to what is going on in Shrek The people who are selling the fairy tale creatures are just trying to make a quick buck The lady trying to sell the donkey doesnt care about the donkeys feelings She just wants to make money the quickest and easiest way that she knows how to One thing that Shrek points out that is definitely true about todays society is that people try to act a certain way in order to conform to what they think others want of them Princess Fiona expects certain things and tries to be the
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