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A Semiotic Analysis <br />Of Shrek: a real fairy tale? <br />Vis-à-vis traditional fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty)<br />
Agenda  <br />Fairy Tales  <br />Shrek: Unique? <br />Semiotic analysis of Shrek as a Fairy Tale <br />Concepts <br />Anal...
Fairy Tales : The way we know them<br />The Langue<br /><ul><li>Good guy, damsel in distress, the sidekick/ friends, the e...
Concepts used<br />Background Reading : VladmirPropp<br />
King & Queen<br />Witch Maleficent<br />Aurora<br />PoisonedSpindle<br />Prince Phillip<br />Horse<br />Pathos<br />King &...
Paradigmatic Analysis : What we did<br />Define Signifiers and their Signified in Shrek<br />Compare and contrast to estab...
Shrek: the Ogre as hero<br />Signifier :the Ogre<br />Signifier: the hero<br />Signified:<br />Green <br />Ugly<br />Unhyg...
Fiona: the princess<br />Signifier: ogre princess<br />Signifier: princess<br />Signified: <br />Damsel in distress<br />W...
Donkey: the Sidekick<br />Signifier: donkey (animal)<br />Signifier: donkey (the sidekick) <br />Signified:<br />Friendly<...
Shrek Vs Prince Phillip<br />
Foina Vs Aurora<br />
Donkey Vs Royal Steed<br />
Paradigmatic Analysis : What Emerged <br />Signifiers in Shrek are un-substitutable <br />break Stereotypes <br />multi la...
Thank You <br />Questions ?<br />Group 14<br />AnkitaRojindar<br />IlaKhanolkar<br />NaliniVeeraghanta<br />Nitasha Nair<b...
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Semiotics Shrek The Movie

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Semiotics Shrek The Movie

  1. 1. A Semiotic Analysis <br />Of Shrek: a real fairy tale? <br />Vis-à-vis traditional fairy tales (Sleeping Beauty)<br />
  2. 2. Agenda <br />Fairy Tales <br />Shrek: Unique? <br />Semiotic analysis of Shrek as a Fairy Tale <br />Concepts <br />Analysis<br />Characters <br />Through some scenes<br />
  3. 3. Fairy Tales : The way we know them<br />The Langue<br /><ul><li>Good guy, damsel in distress, the sidekick/ friends, the evil witch/ knight/ king, the obstacle, the concerned parents</li></ul>Why we chose fairy tales?<br />The analysis of the fairy tales heard by all of us since childhood leads to an analogy between the language structure (langue) and the narrative. <br /><ul><li>a sequence of stability-disruption-stability. </li></li></ul><li>Shrek as a fairy tale<br />The story<br />Shrek is a fearsome green ogre living in the swamp , which is invaded one day by banished fairy-tale creatures. <br />They are banished by Lord Farquaad, who desires to become the King and his only chance of doing so is marrying Princess Fiona.<br />Princess Fiona is entrapped in a castle guarded by a love-lorn , ferocious Dragon.<br />In order to win back his privacy from the evil Lord Farquaad Shrek undertakes the task of rescuing Princess Fiona<br />He is accompanied ,much to his reluctance, on this task by the feisty ,talking Donkey <br />But…<br />Shrek as a story breaks the stereotypes<br />and<br />Establishes a new parole (comedy)<br />
  4. 4. Concepts used<br />Background Reading : VladmirPropp<br />
  5. 5. King & Queen<br />Witch Maleficent<br />Aurora<br />PoisonedSpindle<br />Prince Phillip<br />Horse<br />Pathos<br />King & Queen <br />Lord <br />Farqwuaad<br />Fiona<br />Donkey<br />Dragon<br />Shrek<br />Comedy<br />Parent<br />Evil<br />Heroine<br />Helper<br />Obstacle<br />Hero<br />Paradigmatic Axis<br />Syntagmatic Axis : Romantic Fairy Tale<br />
  6. 6. Paradigmatic Analysis : What we did<br />Define Signifiers and their Signified in Shrek<br />Compare and contrast to establish “value” of the Significance<br />Result : Prove the significance of the story lies in “value” of Signifiers and their signified<br />
  7. 7. Shrek: the Ogre as hero<br />Signifier :the Ogre<br />Signifier: the hero<br />Signified:<br />Green <br />Ugly<br />Unhygienic<br />Ferocious <br />Violent <br />Terrorizing<br />Selfish<br />Signified: <br />Peaceful<br />Calm<br />Noble<br />Diplomatic<br />Non-violent<br />Compassionate<br />Attention averse<br />
  8. 8. Fiona: the princess<br />Signifier: ogre princess<br />Signifier: princess<br />Signified: <br />Damsel in distress<br />Waiting for her prince charming<br />Hopelessly romantic<br />Beautiful<br />Sophisticated <br />Signified: <br />Spunky<br />Fiery<br />Brave<br />Witty<br />Martial arts expert<br />Outspoken<br />
  9. 9. Donkey: the Sidekick<br />Signifier: donkey (animal)<br />Signifier: donkey (the sidekick) <br />Signified:<br />Friendly<br />Beast of burden<br />Dumb<br />Dependant<br />Docile<br />Signified:<br />Witty<br />Comical<br />Talkative<br />Persistent<br />Irritating<br />
  10. 10. Shrek Vs Prince Phillip<br />
  11. 11. Foina Vs Aurora<br />
  12. 12. Donkey Vs Royal Steed<br />
  13. 13. Paradigmatic Analysis : What Emerged <br />Signifiers in Shrek are un-substitutable <br />break Stereotypes <br />multi layered characters.<br />The film emerges as an entirely unique parole keeping the langue of the fairytale intact<br />
  14. 14. Thank You <br />Questions ?<br />Group 14<br />AnkitaRojindar<br />IlaKhanolkar<br />NaliniVeeraghanta<br />Nitasha Nair<br />PriyankaVahini<br />RituBanerji<br />

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