Three Little Pigs Analysis

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Different writers interpret same story differently. The perspective, the thoughts and the beliefs of the writer would have a huge impact on the interpretation of a story. This difference in interpretation emanate primarily from the symbolism attributed to different lead characters. This collection of interpretations of the story ‘The Three Little Pigs’ by ‘Walden University Writing Center’ clearly brings out the aforesaid points. It may sound bemusing but a story as simple as this one can also be viewed and interpreted differently. Gomez’s interpretation is based on society and class dynamics. ‘Fazio and Ek’ gives a religious outlook on the story while ‘Amdur’ views the story from a psychological outlook. The Gomez’s (1999) interpretation…show more content…
The authors also draw upon a variety of children literature to illustrate that it is full of struggle between good and evil. In all of this, the forces of evil torment and trouble the good God-fearing people. Ultimately it is the evil, the Satan, who is defeated by the wit, the strength of will or strength of muscle of the good God-fearing people. The wolf, a brute sociopath, an Evil Incarnate, uncivilized, greedy, glutton fits the biblical description of evil perfectly. The pigs on the other hand are naïve and goodhearted, innocent and wish no harm upon anyone. They leave the protective embrace of their mother and have little idea about the real world. The first two don’t know how to make a home. Evil in the form of wolf knocks on the door of first two and they are mercilessly consumed by it. The third pig , the righteous one has the blessings of Almighty on his side. With brain and these blessings he defeats the evil, ridding the world once and for all from…show more content…
Hokum, B. Goniff, and C. Crook (1997) research study, tests were conducted to compare the cunningness of pigs and wolves. Results of these tests indicated that pigs are craftier than wolves. This gives weight to the theory that the story of three pigs is possible. Sixty pigs and sixty wolves of different ethnicities were considered for this study. The study compared scores on instruments like Jones hot air test (JHAT), the Smith Wool-Over-Eyes scale (SWOES), and the Cross- Mammal Cunningness Probe (CMCP). The JHAT was a test of physical endurance in which the wolves outshined the pigs. However, in cases of SWOES, which is a measure of guile and deception, and CMCP, which is a measure of cunningness, pigs out performed wolves. The study also found that there was no significant difference between the two species as far as greed and hunger was concerned. Based on the results we can conclude that a particularly clever pig could outfox
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