Essay about Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde and Shrek

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Conflicts versus Harmony

Throughout the story of Shrek, conflicts linger around like death, yet at the same time harmony watches on as well, unable to come out. Conflicts range from both physical conflicts and both mental conflicts. One of the biggest conflicts being Princess Fiona challenging who she really is. A beautiful, and most importantly, and respected woman by all, or a fearsome Ogre who is shunned by all. Yet in the end true love prevails.

Throughout the book of Shrek there are many conflicts that arise. One of the biggest conflict is that is the beauty of interpretation no answer is always right I would agree with the answers above but if you are looking for originality you can pick all three. The answer is right if you can defend it with your interpretations. Taking English Literature right now and when interpreting any written work there is no right answer, unless the teacher specified their opinion then go with that.
Conflict is an extended struggle that usually represents a shared disagreement. A lot of this is represented in many different forms and presented throughout the Romeo and Juliet play. A movie that is fairly similar to and whose topics relate in many ways to Shakespeare's play is "Shrek". An ogre, whose name happens to be Shrek, and a princess, Fiona, fall in love with each other. Fiona's family does not approve of this since the humans are in war with the fairy tale creatures and also because princesses are supposed to be with princes, not with ogres. It is similar to the play because Juliet's family does not think Capulet's are supposed to marry Montague's because of their differences. It is almost like an analogy; ogres do not go with princesses as Capulet's do not go with Montague's. Just as friction is evident in movies like "Shrek", so it is in literature. In "Romeo and Juliet", Shakespeare's famous love story, conflict is the dominant theme. It exists in the story by examples of Romeo's struggles with Tybalt and himself, Mercutio fighting with Tybalt and Juliet's nurse, and by Juliet's troubles with her nurse and her father. Plenty of conflicts are present in Verona, Italy

Glory be to God for dappled things –
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles all in stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced – fold, fallow, and plough;
And áll trádes, their gear and tackle and trim.

All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Praise him.

The poet says in this poem, that we should be thankful to God for all the multi-colored things that he has given us – things that are freckled, spotted, dappled and chequered. They make life colourful and are proof of God’s infinite creativity.
The blue and white sky, the double coloured cow, the rainbow trout with flashing spots of pink, green and silver are all things that have pied beauty. The chestnut too is beautiful, the way the dark outer shell opens and reveals the red kernel inside as it fall from a height. There is more colour around us; the wings of a finch, and the farms divided into little plots by farmers, some green with crops, some brown where the harvest is over.
In the midst of all this variety, shines one immutable truth, that God is never changing, He is steadfast and permanent and for that we have to “Praise Him.


Throughout Princess Fiona’s time locked away in the tallest building in the highest tower, she ponders over the thought of who she really is. She understands her curse more than anyone else “ only true love’s first kiss”. She knows that she has a hidden identity yet is embarrassed by the thought of being chased with pitchforks and swords. Knowing this, there