History Literature / RevoltingRhymes

22nd Jan '17 11:05:53 PM smalltime
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* {{Bowdlerise}}: Reprints and the BBC adaptation replace "slut" with "mutt".
** In an InUniverse example, the BBC adaptation implies Cinderella was really killed by the prince and the wolf just made up the happy ending to appease the kids.
18th Jan '17 6:42:39 PM Psi001
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* AssholeVictim: [[spoiler: Jack's mother and Goldilocks. Also the third little pig in the 2016 adaptation.]]
1st Jan '17 7:38:11 PM smalltime
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* LighterAndSofter: The BBC adaptation cuts away at a lot of the more gruesome parts, and the step-sisters' decapitation is depicted as non-fatal.
1st Jan '17 5:15:46 AM Curiousconfusion
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears.]]

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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears. Arguably the Ugly Sisters in the 2016 BBC adaptation too, in that they don't technically ''die'', though they do still lose their heads.]]
1st Jan '17 5:08:39 AM Curiousconfusion
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* SparedByTheAdaptation: [[spoiler: It's very rare you'll see a version where the Giant in ''Literature/JackAndTheBeanstalk'' or the Wicked Queen in ''Literature/SnowWhiteAndTheSevenDwarfs'' survive, but they both do in these versions. In the 2016 BBC adaptation compared to the original book, it's easy to miss, but a newspaper article reveals that Goldilocks was tried, convicted and given a prison sentence for her crimes against the Bears, whereas in the poem she is eaten by the Bears.]]
1st Jan '17 4:57:09 AM Curiousconfusion
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* TheBigBadWolf: We get two of them! One in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', one in ''The Three Little Pigs''. [[spoiler:Little Red Riding Hood kills both of them and takes their skins for coats.]]

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* TheBigBadWolf: We get two of them! One in ''Little Red Riding Hood'', one in ''The Three Little Pigs''. [[spoiler:Little Red Riding Hood kills both of them and takes their skins for coats.]]]] There are three in the 2016 BBC adaptation. The third one is the uncle of the other two wolves, and is the Narrator for all the stories.
28th Dec '16 3:27:19 PM Ciara25
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** A second adaptation was done by the BBC in 2016, which combines Snow White's story with Red Riding Hood's, [[LesYay creating a sub-plot of them being childhood friends]], and having Riding Hood use the second of the wolf-skin coats as a gift for Snow White, while the third Little Pig is a greedy banker who invests most of the money in his bank in the failed houses of the other two pigs. [[spoiler: And the story is being told by the wolves' uncle to the intended baby-sitter of Red's children, who steals her identity and goes to meet the children in her place...]]

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** A second adaptation was done by the BBC in 2016, which combines Snow White's story with Red Riding Hood's, [[LesYay creating a sub-plot of them being childhood friends]], friends and possible lovers]], and having Riding Hood use the second of the wolf-skin coats as a gift for Snow White, while the third Little Pig is a greedy banker who invests most of the money in his bank in the failed houses of the other two pigs. [[spoiler: And the story is being told by the wolves' uncle to the intended baby-sitter of Red's children, who steals her identity and goes to meet the children in her place...place.]]
** In the second episode, Cinderella and Jack and the Beanstalk are likewise combined, with Jack selling his cow to Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, and Cinderella and Jack ending up together with Jack as Cinderella's 'simple jam-maker by trade'. [[spoiler: And in the framing narrative, the wolf grows attached to Red's children as he tells the stories, and in the end can't bring himself to cook and eat them. He does, however, remain in the house until Red returns in order to stare her down, showing her how easily he ''could'' have done so, before departing for the forest.
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27th Dec '16 11:58:00 PM LordGro
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* AdaptedOut: The BBC adaptation omits the Goldilocks story completely.
27th Dec '16 8:14:58 PM smalltime
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* AdaptedOut: The BBC adaptation omits the Goldilocks story completely.
27th Dec '16 8:00:19 PM smalltime
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* AmbiguouslyGay: The BBC adaptation doesn't make it explicitly clear whether Red Riding Hood and Snow White are a same-sex couple or just extremely close friends.
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