Intershrekstuality, a video essay made by an idiot

Intershrekstuality, a video essay made by an idiot



hi hello very intrepid learner I see what you've stumbled across this video essay explaining the literary concept of intertextual 'ti well buckle your seat belts and don't even think about leaving because we're going on a learning adventure so what is intersexuality well the answer is actually quite simple unless you think too hard about it if you think too hard about it you begin to lose a grip on the whole process of analytical thinking and wake up the next day outside your University with a distinct feeling but perhaps you shouldn't have taken so many caffeine pills well fortunately for you I already did a research learn intersexuality was a term originally coined by Julia Kristeva in her 1966 s a word dialogue and novel before we get down into the nitty-gritty of how intersexuality where heat works we should try and explain it and as simple away as possible so in short intersexuality is when one text references another kristeva describes intersexuality as an intersection of textual surfaces so if one text has something in common with another text as demonstrated here they overlap this overlap is what we call into text so let's use a literary example when writing the hobbit j.r.r tolkien was heavily inspired by the mythology and folktales of Iceland notably for vaults Inga saga for its inclusion of a powerful but cursed ring now none of the characters of The Hobbit ever outright say oh wow this is just like the time that Sigurd found a powerful ring in four hoard of the Dragon Fafnir Wow but the similarities between the Hobbit and volson go saga their textual overlap are enough for us to draw a comparison in other words here text 1 the Hobbit and text 2 volt Tsonga saga here where they overlap is for one ring or and vara naught as it is known in the original text in word dialogue and novel Chris navel was attempting to blend the works of two academics French linguist Ferdinand assessor's semiotics and russian philosopher mikhail bakhtin x' dialogue ism in order to keep this video short and relatively simple I'm only going to use semiotic stew explain how intersexuality actually works semiotic revolves around Cicero's idea of so co-sign is made up of two elements for signifier this can be a word or a physical object something that one can read or see and the signified this is one's interpretation of the signifier it is the concept that the signifier represents the signifier and the signified together make a sign so I will take a literal sign as an example if I'm out walking and I see a sign like verse this symbol is a signifier what I read from this what is signified to me is the danger of electrocution this is an admittedly watered-down explanation of Sosua signs his work would later be expanded upon by the likes of American philosopher charles sanders peirce but I'll leave that for you to study in your own time for now this is all we need so I've mentioned text a few times now but what actually is a text well to find out we're gonna have to go to that magical land where books live follow come on so a text text can be anything really books poetry plays video games and even lethal weapon free the director's cut these are obvious but the concept can get a little more abstract remember that sign from earlier well that's a text it's a symbol that presents a meaning understood to its reader the same as a word imagine that as we go through life we develop and learn and as we do we build sort of a mental dictionary of words and symbols and what they represent now we're going to take a look at what intersexuality does and apply that to film remember so so diagram of his sign well I'm about to bastardize it to serve my own purpose and a further nambus is your has a problem with that then he can fight me just kidding he died in 1913 okay so here's a sirs diagram now if we simply draw an arrow going from a signifier to Mystica fide this is the thought process that leads from one to the other Wow slow down egghead now a goal is to ascertain what is influencing this fort process that's where intersexuality comes into play talk about Shrek what just do it it'll be funny skirt alright shrek is a 2001 film directed by Andrew Adams and Vicki Jensen it tells the tale of an ornery ogre by the name of Shrek who lives out a pleasant existence alone in his swamp until one day he finds but it has been turned into a refugee camp inhabited by displaced fairytale creatures Shrek along with unwelcome tag-along donkey tramps to do lock the home of Lord Farquaad to petition him to have that fairytale creatures removed for ex-home Farquaad meanwhile wants to crown himself king which as fairytale logic dictates he must marry a princess Farquaad offers Shrek a deal retrieve Princess Fiona from a far-off Dragons keep and he will remove the creatures from sheykh swamp shrek accepts and he and donkey make the journey to the Dragons keep successfully rescuing the princess they begin to make Berta and journey along for way Shrek and Donkey discover that Fiona is not the meek and passive princesses but one would normally find with in a fairytale narrative as we get to know each other more Shrek and Fiona begins to fall in love on the last night of her journey donkey discovers who fiona is cursed to turn into an ogre every night at sundown a secret that she has been keeping from Shrek in a misunderstanding Shrek believes that Fiona sees him as an unlovable monster leaving Fiona in the care of farquaad's shrek returns to his now empty swamp on the day of Fiona's wedding donkey convinces Shrek of the importance of true love and they rushed of a Cathedral on the back of Dragon with whom donkey has formed an inner space if ik relationship they crashed a wedding Shrek and Fiona share true love's kiss and the curse is broken however fiona has turned permanently into an ogre breaking expectations this is inconsequential to the couple however and in a big musical number the two ogres get married and head off on their honeymoon first ending the film so there are any number of concepts that can be signified from a large text such as Shrek but for the sake of demonstration let's for now save shrek is a subversion of a classic fairy tale narrative but what does it influence my analysis of the text well that's where our knowledge of overt acts comes in I'm gonna put Cinderella for a couple of reasons one Cinderella is probably the most widely known classic fairy tale narrative to modern-day audiences and two Cinderella is briefly mentioned in Shrek vertex caused a direct reference to the factor so I'm going to draw a loop around here to demonstrate the text overlapping this is the occurrence of inter text now how does my knowledge of Cinderella affect my understanding of Shrek well for starters I know that Cinderella is a fairy tale in fact I perceive Cinderella's that probably be the most seminal fairy tale at least to modern audiences what is for narrative well Cinderella is a beautiful young woman who is sweet kind and loved singing to animals Cinderella eventually marries the handsome prince humiliating her to ugly stepsisters in the process Shrek defeats Lord Farquaad a would-be prince he is our stand-in for Cinderella's Prince Charming he is our image of royalty within the film so the differences between these two texts the classic fairy tale and veneer modern fairy tale influence my interpretation of the latter this comparison has come about as a result of inter text that is the effect of inter sexuality at least in this instance so why is intertextuality important to us as film theorists well in sexuality cannot be understated in its universality within media and media consumption by analyzing the intersex one can ascertain how a film has been written with its audio and its visuals and allows the viewer to read the film in great detail it is now more than ever but we really need to pay attention to inter sexuality because of this recent trend of remakes of popular films and expanded cinematic universes it becomes harder to argue that a film can be viewed within its own vacuum this is making intersexuality more essential than ever to an audience's understanding of the films they're presented with don't get

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