Fable is a story
based on real or
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Fable is a literary genre.
A short fictional story, in prose or verse
animals, mythical, creatures, plants, inanimate
objects or forces of nature which are given human
qualities such as verbal
A moral lesson which may at the end be added
explicitly in a pithy maxim, like greed is a curse
A person who writes fables is a fabulist.
Fables use :
◦ animals, plants,
◦ inanimate objects,
◦ forces of nature as characters,
Parables generally feature human characters.
It is a type of analogy
Aesop,( 620–564 BC) Ancient Greek
fabulist or story teller
numerous tales credited to him in a
storytelling tradition that continues to this
tales are characterized by animals and
inanimate objects that speak, solve problems,
and generally have human characteristics.
Aesop's Fables includes most of the bestknown western
"The Crow and the Pitcher“
"The Tortoise and the Hare"
"The Lion and the Mouse".
In ancient Greek and Roman education,
his fable were used as composition
Shrek is a animated American movie created by
Disney Pixar based on the on the children's
book by William Steig, "Shrek"
The movie is about an ogre which is an
imaginary animal with human characteristics.
Other fable character are donkey, cat and a
Many other fairy tale characters were used in
Once upon a time in a far away swamp, there
lived an ornery ogre named Shrek whose
precious solitude is suddenly shattered by an
invasion of annoying fairy-tale characters.
There are blind mice in his food, a big, bad
wolf in his bed, three little homeless pigs and
more, all banished from their kingdom by the
evil Lord Farquaad .
Determined to save their home-not to mention his
own-Shrek cuts a deal with Farquaad and sets out
to rescue the beautiful Princess Fiona (to be
Farquaad's bride. Accompanying him on his
mission is a wisecracking Donkey who will do
anything for Shrek- except shut up. Rescuing the
Princess from a fire-breathing dragon may prove
the least of their problems when the deep, dark
secret she has been keeping is revealed.
Shrek fall in many genres like fable, fairy
tale, folklore, comedy, fantasy, adventure, children and
Shrek 1 setting Once upon a time
there was a lovely princess
“Far Far Away” is a fictional
kingdom in Shrek 2, Shrek the Third,
and Shrek Forever After.
Its name is based upon the traditional
opening line for many children's
stories and fables:
"Once upon a time, in a kingdom far,
An imaginary animal named as ogre
Grouchy, terrifying and green
Disappointed because him that everyone
judges him before they know him
therefore, he feels he is better off alone
Fairly tales characters gather around his
swamp and disturbed his loneliness
To get rid of fairy tale characters he along
with talking donkey goes to rescue
He fights a dragon and saves Fiona
One the way he fell in love with Fiona
He wants to marry Fiona
He lived in palace
Body language ( walking like humans)
Feelings (anger, love, threat)
Activities like humans like playing games etc.
While simultaneously embracing and
subverting fairy tales, the irreverent Shrek
also manages to tweak Disney's nose,
provide a moral message to children, and
offer viewers a funny, fast-paced ride
Shrek was very well-received, with critics
praising Shrek as an animated film worthy of
adult interest, with many adult-oriented jokes
and themes but a simple enough plot and
humor to appeal to children
Peter Rainer of New York magazine liked
the script, also stating that "The
animation, directed by Andrew Adamson
and Vicky Jenson, is often on the same
wriggly, giggly level as the script, although
the more "human" characters, such as
Princess Fiona and Lord Farquaad, are less
interesting than the animals and creatures -a common pitfall in animated films of all
many moral messages for its audience.
The biggest moral of the story is the wrongfulness of judging
people by their appearances alone, although this is undercut
somewhat by the abundance of short jokes directed at Lord
A secondary message is the importance of companionship everybody needs friends and family to offer some form of
comfort and support. The above-mentioned can be proved by the
example of Shrek who wants at the beginning of the movie to be
left alone, but he learns by the end that no man (or ogre) is an