Shrek lives in swamp alone, he likes his privacy. He doesn’t have any relationship with the outside world.
Lord Farquad sends fairy tale creatures to be exiled to his swamp, destroying his way of life.
Shrek refuses to accept this and goes to find out who is responsible.
Donkey is his mentor, he teaches him how to be a better person and a friend.
Entering Lord Farquad’s castle and fighting all his knights. Usually this stage happens either just after the crossing of the First threshold but often it is just before it as well. It’s the first battle which he nearly dies. (Although he easily defeats all the challengers he is held at bay by the knights by their pole axes and agrees to Lord Farquad’s offer)
Lord Farquad promises him he’ll give him back his swamp if he rescues Princess Fiona and so he goes on the journey with his new partner Donkey.
One of the stages of the road of trials is a Dragon Battle and he literally fights a Dragon in this stage to rescue the Princess from the castle.
He rescues Princess Fiona and she turns out to be very different from what he imagined and she chastises him “You shouldn’t judge people before you get to know them.”
This was omitted in this story, although you may disagree, if so feel free to list the moment you think is the Temptress in the comments below.
Shrek and Donkey have a fight and break up.
Shrek reveals to Donkey that he’s sad because people judge him before they get to know him and that’s why he likes being alone.
Apotheosis in Shrek takes the form of knowledge and that happens when Donkey discovers that Fiona is an ogre are night and a princess during the day.
Shrek hands over the Princess and gets the deed to his swamp. His mission which began with the Call to adventure has now been completed, however he still has something to do. This story is a very clear example of the initial goal of a story is completed by the end of Act II however, he now has a new goal to complete in Act III.
After the Donkey has talked him into going back to declare his love for Fiona he realizes that he’s too late and there’s no way he can get there in time to stop her wedding. Donkey has the answer, he’s brought his new love the Dragon and flies him back to stop the wedding.
Shrek runs into the church to stop the wedding and publically declare his love.
The Dragon breaks into the church and eats
Shrek and Fiona kiss and her curse is broken, she doesn’t understand that she still an ugly ogress until Shrek tells her that she is beautiful to him.
Shrek and Fiona get married in the swamp and go on their honeymoon