-Shrek is life.
I already WAS an adult when I saw this movie in the theater... and damn if I couldn't relate!
I do believe his arc in the movie is that he was only alone because he thought no one would ever love him because he was a hideous monster and he finds happiness in the end by letting a friend and a life partner past his defenses.
Get outta my swamp!
And realizing why he's so sexy