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Finally, I loved the ending and its sardonic twist; it is Red Riding Hood who not only kills the wolf, but then kills the remaining pig and has him made into a traveling case. While the reader naturally believes that Red Riding Hood is there to help the pig, she in fact is more dangerous than the wolf she was called in to kill. As the poem says, "Ah, piglet you must never trust young ladies from the upper crust," and can be viewed as a warning to the reader to be wary of those who seem to be helping when in fact they may only be helping themselves. (Dahl) The twisted ending is also a humorous alternative to the traditional tale which uses a character from a different nursery rhyme as a comedic prop. One must remember the story of Red Riding Hood and the ruthless way she pretended to be deceived by the wolf when in fact she
was getting close enough to strike. The new ending to the "Three Little Pigs" is a stark and funny reminded of exactly who Red Riding Hood was and her true nature.
In conclusion I would like to say that I enjoyed your poem "The Three Little Pigs," and am looking forward to reading more from you Revolting Rhymes collection. If the other versions of the traditional nursery rhymes are as funny and clever as this one, then I shall not be disappointed. In fact, your humorous retelling of traditional nursery rhymes has forced me to reconsider how traditional stories and tales are told and the freedom one has when dealing with something that was once believed to be sacrosanct. You have opened my mind to new possibilities and for that I thank you.
Dahl, Roald. "The Three Little Pigs." Poemhunter.com. Web. 13 July 2013.
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