Spider-man, also known as Peter Parker, lives with his aunt and uncle whom took him in after the tragic death of his parents as a child. One seemingly "normal" night his uncle went to buy some groceries, when he ran into a robber who fatally shot him and took off. Peter went into a despair to find the man who shot his beloved uncle. Peter Parker is now dedicated to use his new spider-like powers to protect the citizens and bring criminals to justice.
In the movie "Shrek", Princess Fiona is trapped inside a tall tower guarded by a dragon. If that wasn't bad enough she was also placed with a curse that made her transform into an ogre every sunset and back into a normal princess at sunrise. The only way to break her horrible curse was by having a prince or knight defeat the dragon, as well as receiving a true loves kiss from her savior.
In the novel Gene pushed Finny off the tall tree at Devon because he was jealous of him. Finny ended up fracturing his leg so badly that it ruined his young athletic career. Once Finny found out that Gene was the reason for his injury he can't believe it, but eventually he accepts it and moves on from that.