Subversiveness Is Bad?

“When a kid watches the animated movie Shrek, he probably doesn’t know about Carl Jung’s theories of psychological types and the collective unconscious, but he is ingesting them nonetheless through those characters and that story adapted after the Jungian model . . . The screenwriters admit Shrek’s Jungian ideas: ‘The book is very clever, because it knowingly used Jungian symbolism to tell the story,’ said Ted Eliot. ‘That was the most important thing that we wanted to take from the book—that subversiveness.’” (Brian Godawa, Hollywood Worldviews, p. 58).

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