History Literature / Goldilocks

17th May '16 3:38:30 AM Doug86
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Like many FairyTales, this one has evolved over the years. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldilocks According to that other wiki]], the original tale was probably that of Scrapfoot the vixen (as in a fox), who was an unwelcome guest at the bears' castle (yes, you read right. ''Castle''). Robert Southey apparently heard this tale from an uncle and was the first to publish it. However, he accidentally thought it was the wrong kind of vixen who, in turn, got changed into a mean old woman who, after not being invited around to the bears' place, [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot decides to go check it out for herself]]. She falls out the window and is never seen again. Goldilocks as we know her only turns up in Joseph Cundall's version 12 years later and only to stop confusion with other old ladies in other fairy tales. Nor was she the only little girl; for a long time, she was dubbed ''Silverhair'' (and GeorgeMacDonald did a ShoutOut to the tale in ''The Golden Key'' by that title).

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Like many FairyTales, this one has evolved over the years. [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldilocks According to that other wiki]], the original tale was probably that of Scrapfoot the vixen (as in a fox), who was an unwelcome guest at the bears' castle (yes, you read right. ''Castle''). Robert Southey apparently heard this tale from an uncle and was the first to publish it. However, he accidentally thought it was the wrong kind of vixen who, in turn, got changed into a mean old woman who, after not being invited around to the bears' place, [[CuriosityIsACrapshoot decides to go check it out for herself]]. She falls out the window and is never seen again. Goldilocks as we know her only turns up in Joseph Cundall's version 12 years later and only to stop confusion with other old ladies in other fairy tales. Nor was she the only little girl; for a long time, she was dubbed ''Silverhair'' (and GeorgeMacDonald Creator/GeorgeMacDonald did a ShoutOut to the tale in ''The Golden Key'' by that title).
8th Feb '16 2:11:46 AM Shadowgazer
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* KarmaHoudini: Goldilocks does manage to get away in some variants. Dahl explicitly mentioned this.

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* KarmaHoudini: Goldilocks does manage to get away in some variants. Dahl explicitly mentioned this. Though it is just a little girl who got lost in the woods and thoughtlessly used some of their accomodations so perhaps this trope is a little harsh.
7th Jan '16 3:38:40 PM luiz4200
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** In one BugsBunny story, the bears ''did'' intend to lure someone. Bugs becomes their victim because Mama Bear made carrot soup instead of porridge.
8th Dec '15 5:46:08 PM LadyNorbert
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As with other fairy tales, we have seen Goldie and the bears get [[FracturedFairyTale fractured until they are shattered]].

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As with other fairy tales, we have seen Goldie and the bears get [[FracturedFairyTale fractured until they are shattered]].
shattered]]. We've also seen her get added to the lineup of the ''VideoGame/DarkParables'', which makes her not only an adult but also a BadassPrincess.
28th Oct '15 5:40:11 AM Jeduthun
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* AnAesop: Usually along the lines of, Don't break into people's houses and use their things without permission. [[FantasticAesop Especially if they're talking bears.]]
28th Oct '15 5:35:40 AM Jeduthun
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* CatchPhrase: Baby Bear: "My X is ''just'' right!"



* FunnyAnimals: The Bears are most commonly shown this way.

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* FunnyAnimals: The Bears are most commonly shown this way.live in a house, sit in chairs, sleep in beds, and eat porridge!
28th Oct '15 5:28:51 AM Jeduthun
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Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Goldilocks whose hair was the color of gold. One day, she took a walk in the woods and came to a house where three bears lived - a papa bear, a mama bear and a baby bear. The bears weren't home, but they'd left their door unlocked, and so Goldilocks came in.

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Once upon a time,
OnceUponATime,
there was a little girl called Goldilocks whose hair was the color of gold. One day, she took a walk in the woods and came to a house where three bears lived - a papa bear, a mama bear and a baby bear. The bears weren't home, but they'd left their door unlocked, and so Goldilocks came in.



* BearsAreBadNews: For Goldilocks, anyway. Though she brought it upon herself be breaking into their house.

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* BearsAreBadNews: For Goldilocks, anyway. Though she brought it upon herself be by breaking into their house.house.
* BearyFriendly: The bears are usually shown as a quiet little family, just understandably annoyed at Goldilocks for messing with their things.



* FunnyAnimals: The Bears are most commonly shown this way.



* NuclearFamily: Mama, Papa, and Baby Bear, who live in a nice little house in the forest.



* SurvivalistStash

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* SchmuckBanquet: Three bowls of freshly-cooked porridge just sitting there unattended? [[WhatAnIdiot Eh, what could go wrong]]. (An UnbuiltTrope in this story, because the meal wasn't specifically set there to lure passing humans; Goldilocks was just greedy.)
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* SurvivalistStash
6th Mar '14 7:07:52 PM Megafighter3
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** One owned by ''bears'' no less.
28th Aug '13 7:19:34 AM pikachukid
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* KarmaHoudini: Goldilocks does manage to get away in some variants. Dahl explicitly mentioned this.
20th Aug '13 5:24:55 PM Parable
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* BearsAreBadNews
* CuriosityKilledTheCast
* DumbBlonde

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* BearsAreBadNews
BearsAreBadNews: For Goldilocks, anyway. Though she brought it upon herself be breaking into their house.
* CuriosityKilledTheCast
* DumbBlonde
DumbBlonde: What else would you call a girl who enters a house without permission, steals food, breaks furniture, and then goes to sleep at the scene of the crime?



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Goldlilocks is named that for a reason, and she's an innocent little girl. Although her only described actions in the story are essentially "breaking and entering" and "theft"...
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