Analysis of the Three Little Pigs and the Story of the Three Little Pigs

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Andrew Dowdell Mrs. Malatack World Lit Period 5 October 17, 2010 Analysis of The Three Little Pigs and The Story of the Three Little Pigs In The Three Little Pigs, and The Story of the Three Little Pigs, the first two pigs set out and end up making their houses out of unstable materials that, in The Three Little Pigs, the fox, and in The Story of The Three Little Pigs, the wolf, destroyed. However, the third little pig builds his house out of bricks and is able to resist and eventually vanquish the wolf and fox. At the surface these stories appear to be trying to teach young children the value of hard work. But a more complex subliminal message exists as well. When The Three Little Pigs, and The Story of the Three Little Pigs are…show more content…
When the fox comes along he sounds very nice and sweet but in reality he is a mean and nasty person, “He heard a soft knock at his door, and a gentle voice said, ‘May I come in, Master Browny? I want to see your beautiful new house.’ ‘Who are you?’ said Browny, starting up in great fright, for though the voice sounded gentle, he felt sure it was a feigned voice, and he feared it was the fox […] ‘We shall soon see who is master here,’ and with his paws he set to work and scraped a large hole in the soft mud walls. A moment later he had jumped through it, and catching Browny by the neck, flung him on his shoulders and trotted off with him to his den.” (The Three Little Pigs and other Folk Tales). In this particular scene the fox is symbolizing the upper class capitalist. He seems nice at first when in reality, he is a mean, and deceitful person who wants only to use other people to accomplish what he wants. Browny however, symbolizes the worker who realizes that the upper class capitalist is no good, but can’t do anything to stop him. The next pig, Whitey, has almost the exact same encounter with the fox. He comes up to the door, tries to sweet talk her into letting him in and then when she doesn’t, he overpowers her and takes her away with him to his den. The next little pig, Blacky, has a very different encounter with the fox. Blacky had made his house out of bricks so when the fox
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