This weeks story is Three Little Pigs > So Welcome to the Library :
The Three Little Pigs” was included in The Nursery Rhymes of England (London and New York, c.1886), by James Halliwell-Phillipps. The story in its arguably best-known form appeared in English Fairy Tales by Joseph Jacobs, first published on June 19, 1890, and crediting Halliwell as his source The story begins with the title characters being sent out into the world by their mother, to “seek out their fortune”. The first little pig builds a house of straw but a wolf blows it down and devours him. The second little pig builds a house of sticks which the wolf also blows down, and the second little pig is also devoured. Each exchange between wolf and pig features ringing proverbial phrases, namely:
“Little pig, little pig, let me come in.”
“No, no, by the hair on my chinny chin chin.”
“Then I’ll huff, and I’ll puff, and I’ll blow your house in.”
The third little pig builds a house of bricks which the wolf fails to blow down. He then attempts to trick the pig out of the house by asking to meet him at various places, but he is outwitted each time. Finally, the wolf resolves to come down the chimney whereupon the pig catches the wolf in a pot of boiling water, slams the lid on, then cooks and eats him.
What does the three little pigs symbolize?The film’s hidden message about the Great DepressionThe big bad Wolf resembled the economic struggles and the three little pigs, Practical Pig, Fiddler Pig, and Fifer Pig represented the common people struggling to get by.
What is the moral of the Three Little Pigs?The primary moral lesson learned from “The Three Little Pigs” is that hard work and dedication pay off. While the first two pigs quickly built homes and had more free time to play, the third pig labored in the construction of his house of bricks