Hey there! Welcome to "Fairy Tale and Folktale Fridays," a new feature on my blog where I discuss about some fairy tales and folktales I have read throughout the years.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears
Type: Fairy Tale
Country of Origin: England
Main Character Hero or Heroine: Heroine
"Papa Bear's Porridge: TOO HOT!
Mama Bear's Porridge: TOO COLD!
Baby Bears's Porridge: JUST RIGHT!"
The only problem I had with this story was the fact that Goldilocks just basically broke into the bears' home and not only does it send a negative message about how kids should break into other people's homes without their permission, but to also send a message about how it's okay to wonder into any stranger's house. Who knows if the bears were cruel or nice or whatever and if the bears were cruel, then Goldilocks would have been in a world of trouble. Yes, it's only a fairy tale and it's not really taken seriously, but still, the implications could be troublesome for some children.
1. How do you feel about Goldilocks going inside the bears' home while they were away?
As I've mentioned, I had an issue with this since it seems to encourage kids to break into people's homes without their permission and if the bears turned out to be cruel, then Goldilocks would have been in terrible danger.
2. Should Goldilocks' parents tell Goldilocks the importance of not breaking into other people's homes?
Yes, I think that Goldilocks' parents could have stressed out the dangers of wondering into the woods by herself and going inside a stranger's house while they are away. Although, Goldilocks' parents weren't a huge part of this story.
3. Have you ever tried out porridge?
I've never actually tried out porridge, but I would like to someday!