The truth about music.

"Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtues"


Friday, May 2, 2014

Special Event

I was able to go back home to watch my High School Musical this year.  The musical this year was Shrek.  It's a great show and the students did a great job performing the show.  Their was one thing I couldn't get off my mind throughout the show though.  All I kept thinking about was how I can relate this to my FNED 346 class.

It was easy to connect the two.  Considering the fact that we talk about diversity all the time.  Nothing saids diversity like an Ogre, talking Donkey, Pinocchio, and other mystical creatures.  Watching the show made me think about our society as well.  If they were able to unite and over power differences and segregation.  Why can't we do that when we are all people?  Why does society have diversity issues when we aren't that different from one another?  Shrek is a reminder of what and how society should act today.

I was also able to make another connection to the musical Shrek.  There were Delpit moments left and right throughout the show.  Shrek, Fiona, and Lord Farquaad worried about the rules and codes of power throughout the show.  Shrek wanted his swamp back so he could have his power back.  Fiona wanted to be a beautiful princess, so she wanted to have the power of being beautiful.  Lord Farquaad simply wanted to rule the whole kingdom.  Of course, at the end of the musical though the power doesn't matter cause love concurs all.  I know it's cliche but that's how it ends like every other musical haha.

Shrek is a musical that I think every person who is either interested in education or is currently a teacher should see.  The storyline has our FNED class written all over it.  It is a great show!  The music is great but the hidden lessons and meanings are what steal the show.  At least, that's my opinion.

Here is one of my favorite songs from the musical.  It's when Donkey asks Shrek a simple question.  If you could be anything? who would you be?  I think this song can relate to our class because it involves how the rules and codes of power affect our feelings of who we are.  So Enjoy and Thanks for reading. :)

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