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it_PP
stands_VBZ
as_CS
a_DT
moment_NN
one_CD
will_MD
not_XNOT
soon_RB
forget_VB
:_:
a_DT
giant_NN
,_,
green_JJ
ogre_???
flips_VBZ
through_IN
the_DT
pages_NNS
of_IN
a_DT
cliche_NN
fairy_NN
tale_NN
,_,
narrating_VBG
it_PP
with_IN
every_DT
bit_NN
of_IN
dull_JJ
inspiration_NN
that_CS
the_DT
story_NN
holds_VBZ
._.
this_DT
leads_VBZ
one_CD
to_IN
believe_VB
that_RB
this_DT
serves_VBZ
as_CS
the_DT
prologue_NN
to_IN
shrek_NP
,_,
dreamworks_NNS
'_"
second_NN
computer_NN
animated_JJ
feature_NN
,_,
but_CC
in_IN
a_DT
pricelessly_RB
hilarious_JJ
bit_NN
of_IN
cinema_NN
,_,
a_DT
page_NN
of_IN
this_DT
tale_NN
serves_VBZ
as_IN
that_DT
ogre_???
's_BEZ
toilet_NN
paper_NN
._.
from_IN
this_DT
opening_NN
moment_NN
,_,
one_CD
can_MD
infer_VB
shrek_NP
's_POS
defying_VBG
of_IN
all_PDT
expectations_NNS
regarding_IN
it_PP
as_CS
a_DT
standard_NN
,_,
disney-esque_NN
fairy_NN
tale_NN
._.
although_CS
rampant_JJ
moments_NNS
of_IN
hilarity_NN
dot_NN
shrek_NP
,_,
the_DT
true_JJ
charm_NN
of_IN
the_DT
film_NN
lies_VBZ
in_IN
the_DT
bold_JJ
elements_NNS
of_IN
friendship_NN
,_,
courage_NN
,_,
and_CC
acceptance_NN
,_,
excelled_VBD
by_IN
outstanding_JJ
direction_NN
,_,
stunning_JJ
actor_NN
voice_NN
work_NN
,_,
and_CC
most_DT
importantly_RB
,_,
a_DT
witty_JJ
screenplay_NN
with_IN
more_DT
going_VBG
on_IN
than_CS
meets_VBZ
the_DT
eye_NN
._.
while_CS
shrek_NP
features_NNS
an_DT
abundance_NN
of_IN
humor_NN
related_JJ
directly_RB
toward_IN
adults_NNS
,_,
positive_JJ
friendship_NN
values_NNS
aimed_VBN
at_IN
younger_JJR
children_NNS
fulfill_NP
the_DT
storyline_JJ
:_:
shrek_NP
,_,
the_DT
previously_RB
mentioned_VBN
ogre_???
,_,
holds_VBZ
a_DT
position_NN
of_IN
absolute_JJ
nothingness_NN
within_IN
his_PP$
community_NN
._.
the_DT
jolly_JJ
green_JJ
giant_NN
meets_VBZ
a_DT
fellow_NN
outsider_NN
,_,
known_VBN
only_RB
as_IN
the_DT
donkey_NN
(_(
his_PP$
species_NN
)_)
who_WP
talks_NNS
,_,
and_CC
although_CS
he_PP
remains_VBZ
reluctant_JJ
to_IN
warm_JJ
up_IN
to_IN
him_PP
for_IN
a_DT
good_JJ
portion_NN
of_IN
time_NN
,_,
shrek_NP
eventually_RB
comes_VBZ
to_IN
a_DT
mutual_JJ
understanding_NN
with_IN
him_PP
by_IN
acknowledging_VBG
their_PP$
common_JJ
state_NN
as_IN
outcasts_NNS
of_IN
the_DT
world_NN
._.
the_DT
pair_NN
team_NN
up_RP
to_IN
retrieve_VB
princess_NN
fiona_NP
from_IN
a_DT
castle_NN
guarded_JJ
by_IN
a_DT
dragon_NN
for_IN
the_DT
powerful_JJ
lord_NN
farquaad_NP
,_,
learning_NN
quite_RB
a_DT
bit_NN
about_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
and_CC
themselves_PPX
along_IN
the_DT
way_NN
._.
their_PP$
friendship_NN
exhibits_NNS
the_DT
core_NN
theme_NN
of_IN
the_DT
need_NN
for_IN
someone_PN
to_IN
lean_JJ
on_IN
,_,
exemplifying_VBG
to_IN
any_DT
child_NN
who_WP
may_MD
witness_VB
the_DT
film_NN
that_CS
acting_VBG
as_IN
an_DT
honest_JJ
companion_NN
can_MD
unquestionably_RB
affect_VB
someone_PN
._.
shrek_NP
and_CC
donkey_NN
endure_VB
as_CS
supposed_JJ
freaks_VBZ
of_IN
nature_NN
due_JJ
only_RB
to_TO
their_PP$
differences_NNS
from_IN
others_NNS
but_CC
cling_VBG
to_IN
each_DT
other_JJ
for_IN
support_NN
and_CC
guidance_NN
along_IN
their_PP$
journey_NN
._.
courage_NN
demonstrates_VBZ
itself_PPX
within_IN
two_CD
major_JJ
storylines_NNS
:_:
along_IN
the_DT
journey_NN
to_IN
rescue_NN
fiona_NP
,_,
donkey_NN
's_POS
immeasurable_JJ
cowardice_NN
reveals_VBZ
itself_PPX
._.
whether_CS
he_PP
encounters_VBZ
walking_NN
over_IN
a_DT
shaky_JJ
bridge_NN
or_CC
living_NN
alone_RB
,_,
donkey_NN
withholds_VBZ
fears_NNS
that_CS
he_PP
continuously_RB
puts_VBZ
aside_RB
without_IN
self-acknowledgment_NN
._.
but_CC
the_DT
yapping_NN
donkey_NN
must_MD
face_VB
his_PP$
phobias_NNS
when_CS
presented_VBN
with_IN
the_DT
giant_NN
,_,
fire-breathing_VBG
dragon_NN
guarding_VBG
fiona_NP
;_;
either_RB
he_PP
dies_VBZ
from_IN
terror_NN
or_CC
he_PP
triumphs_VBZ
with_IN
courage_NN
._.
he_PP
wisely_RB
chooses_VBZ
courage_NN
by_IN
pretending_VBG
as_IN
if_NN
no_DT
dangerous_JJ
situation_NN
actually_RB
faces_VBZ
him_PP
,_,
allowing_VBG
the_DT
donkey_NN
to_IN
overcome_JJ
a_DT
horror_NN
that_CS
likely_JJ
only_RB
continued_VBD
due_JJ
to_IN
his_PP$
insistence_NN
of_IN
them_PP
._.
secondly_RB
,_,
upon_IN
shrek_NP
's_POS
and_CC
donkey_NN
's_POS
redeeming_VBG
of_IN
princess_NN
fiona_NP
,_,
the_DT
ogre_???
finds_NNS
the_DT
princess_NN
has_HVZ
plans_NNS
for_IN
whomever_WP
saves_NNS
her_PP$
:_:
to_TO
satisfy_VB
her_PP$
desire_NN
for_IN
a_DT
(_(
human_JJ
)_)
knight_NN
in_IN
shining_JJ
armor_NN
._.
throughout_IN
this_DT
storyline_JJ
,_,
shrek_NP
faces_NNS
his_PP$
deep_JJ
,_,
perpetual_JJ
misgivings_NNS
of_IN
inhering_VBG
as_IN
an_DT
ogre_???
and_CC
struggles_NNS
to_IN
determine_VB
how_WRB
he_PP
will_MD
reveal_VB
his_PP$
true_JJ
identity_NN
to_IN
fiona_NP
._.
an_DT
ongoing_JJ
struggle_NN
occurs_VBZ
between_IN
himself_PPX
and_CC
his_PP$
reluctance_NN
of_IN
the_DT
truth_NN
,_,
but_CC
eventually_RB
,_,
shrek_NP
courageously_RB
conquers_NNS
his_PP$
fear_NN
by_IN
telling_VBG
the_DT
forbidden_VBN
secret_JJ
to_IN
fiona_NP
._.
children_NNS
can_MD
realize_VB
from_IN
donkey_NN
and_CC
shrek_NP
that_CS
fear_NN
remains_VBZ
only_RB
as_IN
complicated_JJ
as_CS
one_CD
makes_VBZ
it_PP
;_;
if_CS
one_CD
sets_NNS
his_PP$
/_SYM
her_PP$
mind_NN
to_IN
overcoming_VBG
something_PN
in_IN
particular_JJ
,_,
endless_JJ
possibilities_NNS
exist_VB
._.
after_IN
the_DT
friendships_NNS
and_CC
courage_NN
prevail_VB
,_,
the_DT
three_CD
central_JJ
characters_NNS
at_IN
the_DT
heart_NN
of_IN
shrek_NP
must_MD
take_VB
one_CD
more_DT
stretch_NN
of_IN
development_NN
:_:
acceptance_NN
._.
surprisingly_RB
,_,
fiona_NP
holds_VBZ
a_DT
dark_JJ
secret_NN
of_IN
her_PP$
own_DT
:_:
due_IN
to_TO
a_DT
spell_NN
cast_VBN
upon_IN
her_PP$
years_NNS
ago_RB
,_,
she_PP
transforms_VBZ
into_IN
an_DT
ogre_???
by_IN
night_NN
._.
in_IN
this_DT
storyline_JJ
,_,
fiona_NP
must_MD
learn_VB
to_IN
hold_NN
acceptance_NN
for_IN
herself_PPX
,_,
and_CC
she_PP
must_MD
realize_VB
what_WDT
beauty_NN
truly_RB
means_VBZ
:_:
to_TO
simply_RB
act_VB
as_CS
one_CD
's_NNS
self_NN
._.
upon_IN
fiona_NP
's_POS
learning_NN
of_IN
shrek_NP
's_POS
desire_NN
to_IN
pursue_VB
a_NP
relationship_NN
with_IN
her_PP$
,_,
fiona_NP
,_,
knowing_VBG
that_CS
acceptance_NN
of_IN
herself_PPX
serves_VBZ
as_IN
the_DT
only_JJ
platform_NN
for_IN
her_PP$
love_NN
with_IN
shrek_NP
to_IN
work_NN
,_,
gives_VBZ
in_IN
to_IN
her_PP$
inner_JJ
demons_NNS
of_IN
self-ridicule_NN
and_CC
hatred_NN
._.
any_DT
child_NN
can_MD
pull_VB
from_IN
fiona_NP
's_POS
transformation_NN
the_DT
meaning_NN
of_IN
beauty_NN
and_CC
the_DT
meaning_NN
of_IN
self-acceptance_NN
._.
on_IN
the_DT
technical_JJ
side_NN
,_,
shrek_NP
triumphs_NNS
._.
directors_NNS
adam_NP
adamson_NP
and_CC
vicky_NP
jenson_NP
pace_NN
shrek_NP
in_IN
a_DT
consistent_JJ
and_CC
satisfying_JJ
manner_NN
,_,
evenly_RB
distributing_VBG
the_DT
lessons_NNS
learned_VBD
by_IN
the_DT
central_JJ
characters_NNS
._.
these_DT
central_JJ
characters_NNS
spring_NN
to_IN
life_NN
thanks_NNS
to_IN
brilliant_JJ
voice_NN
work_NN
from_IN
mike_NP
myers_NP
(_(
shrek_NP
)_)
,_,
eddie_NP
murphy_NP
(_(
donkey_NN
)_)
,_,
and_CC
cameron_NP
diaz_???
(_(
princess_NN
fiona_NP
)_)
._.
myers_NP
creates_VBZ
his_PP$
shrek_NP
as_IN
a_DT
lovable_JJ
and_CC
troubled_JJ
ogre_???
whose_WP$
green_JJ
color_NN
not_XNOT
only_RB
serves_VBZ
as_CS
a_DT
skin_NN
color_NN
but_CC
perhaps_RB
his_PP$
envy_NN
of_IN
other_JJ
,_,
"_"
normal_JJ
"_"
beings_NNS
._.
murphy_NP
succeeds_VBZ
with_IN
his_PP$
donkey_NN
through_IN
recreating_VBG
the_DT
high-strung_JJ
persona_NP
that_CS
so_RB
many_DT
know_VB
the_DT
actor_NN
to_IN
have_HV
off_IN
screen_NN
._.
cameron_NP
diaz_???
exudes_VBZ
charisma_NN
and_CC
innocence_NN
as_IN
fiona_NP
,_,
giving_VBG
the_DT
princess_NN
/_SYM
ogre_???
a_DT
sense_NN
of_IN
power_NN
that_CS
many_DT
female_JJ
characters_NNS
in_IN
animated_JJ
films_NNS
lack_NN
._.
while_CS
the_DT
direction_NN
and_CC
voice_NN
work_NN
certainly_RB
elevate_JJ
shrek_NP
,_,
the_DT
ultimate_JJ
factor_NN
in_IN
the_DT
film_NN
succeeding_VBG
lies_NNS
in_IN
the_DT
screenplay_NN
,_,
written_VBN
by_IN
ted_NP
elliott_NP
,_,
terry_NP
rossio_NP
,_,
joe_NP
stillman_NN
,_,
and_CC
roger_NP
s_NN
._.
h_NN
._.
schulman_NN
._.
the_DT
script_NN
never_RB
underestimates_VBZ
the_DT
intelligence_NN
of_IN
the_DT
viewer_NN
,_,
combining_VBG
the_DT
three_CD
previously_RB
spoken_VBN
of_IN
elements_NNS
with_IN
humor_NN
for_IN
adults_NNS
and_CC
children_NNS
alike_RB
._.
capping_VBG
it_PP
off_RP
with_IN
a_DT
constant_JJ
tongue-in-cheek_NN
feel_VB
that_CS
pokes_NNS
fun_NN
at_IN
classic_JJ
disney_NP
animated_JJ
features_NNS
,_,
the_DT
fresh_JJ
and_CC
entertaining_JJ
screenplay_NN
delivers_VBZ
._.
with_IN
shrek_NP
,_,
dreamworks_NNS
executive_NN
jeffrey_NP
katzenberg_NP
has_HVZ
certainly_RB
one-upped_VBN
himself_PPX
by_IN
creating_VBG
an_DT
instant_NN
animated_JJ
classic_JJ
that_CS
will_MD
live_VB
on_IN
for_IN
ages_NNS
to_IN
come_VB
._.
the_DT
smaller_JJR
children_NNS
will_MD
laugh_VB
and_CC
cheer_VB
;_;
the_DT
adults_NNS
will_MD
laugh_VB
even_RB
harder_RBR
and_CC
leave_VB
understanding_NN
much_RB
that_CS
their_PP$
children_NNS
did_DOD
not_XNOT
._.
a_DT
film_NN
that_CS
breaks_VBZ
stereotypes_NNS
and_CC
creates_VBZ
a_DT
definite_JJ
standard_NN
of_IN
its_PP$
own_DT
,_,
shrek_NP
can_MD
certainly_RB
endure_VB
as_CS
one_CD
for_IN
the_DT
ages_NNS
._.