King Farquaad kicked out the fairytale characters, forcing them into Shrek's swamp. Shrek is mad because he wants to be left alone.
Shrek Falls In Love With Fiona
Shrek goes to Lord Farquaad to ask what he can do to get the fairytale characters out of his swamp. King Farquaad tells him that he needs to rescue the princess if he wants the characters out.
Fiona And Lord Farquaad Almost Get Married
Shrek and Donkey go to the castle to rescue the princess. The dragon falls in love with Donkey which symbolizes that beauty is not blockaded by appearance.
Shrek and Princess Fiona Fall In Love And Get Married
Shrek and Fiona realize they have feelings for each other which further illustrates the unimportance of looks when talking about love (personality matters more). Although they love each other, they fight and Fiona goes off with the king.
Princess Fiona and King Farquaad are about to be married. Fiona knows is sad because she wants to be with Shrek but they got in a fight and were through. But then...
Shrek confesses his love for Princess Fiona. Lord Forquaad is confronted by his father and is humiliated but insists that he is still king. The dragon bursts through the window and "kills" him. Shrek and Fiona kiss and Fiona takes her true form: an Ogor. The moral of the story is that again, the outside appearance does not matter; it is what is on the inside that counts