Wednesday, August 12, 2020
While eating my breakfast, I watched an animated film, Hoodwinkled, Too: Hood vs Evil. It is about fairy characters fighting each other. Red Riding Hood, Wolf, Squirrel, and Red’s Grandmother are on the Hood’s side, trying to catch the evil fairy tale characters, which are greedy Hansel and Gretel, who work for the witch who supposedly lured them to the gingerbread house to cook and eat them, and there are other German characters.
I started to think about fairy tales from when I was a kid. I have read most during elementary school, but I didn’t really like them because I just thought they sounded weird. I had noticed that there seemed to be a lot of witches luring kids by created an artistically enticing and colorful house, made from candy, cakes, and sweets that kids enjoy eating. I also remember lollipop flowers, and two chubby kids stumbled upon this place, where I guess the MK-Ultra swirls on the lollipops drew them closer until they started picking at the sweets in the garden as well as off the house. That sounded like an interesting fantasy story, even though I never had a sweet tooth. But the witch capturing them, placing them in cages to fattening them up before placing them into the oven to cook them and eat them just sounded like a weird story for kids. Moreover, I always felt sorry for the wolf, wondering why it was promoted as an evil creature. In reality, it is a wild dog, living on small wildlife or whatever it encounters. But in these stupid fables, it is a conniving and sly animal who preys on certain kids to eat them, which didn’t make sense to me. I noticed similar stories about coyotes, foxes, and other wild dogs, in which these lame stories make out them to be evil, sly, and conniving, prey on others for their own greedy means. I later realized it is all symbolism about certain people in society, doing similar acts. Red Riding Hood’s real name is Blanchette. As a kid, I really thought these fairy tales were disturbing.
I googled Red Riding Hood, and I noticed there are 58 versions to this kids’ story. I wonder if any sound normal.
Other stories include Three Little Pigs, Alice in Wonderland, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Snow White, Rumpelstiltskin, Little Bo Beep and her lost sheep, etc.
But I remember that the only character I liked was Pippi Longstocking. She was fun, adventurous, and fearless because she lived alone, and she did whatever she wanted without problems. She was smart enough to outsmart the adults, even though she never went to school. She had two friends, a brother and his sister, who appeared to look up to her because they were mousy, scared, and shy. She gave them courage to be free and live their life without fear.