YMMV / The Goose Girl

  • Values Dissonance: The story's portrayal of royalty (the widowed queen, princess, king, and prince) being inherently kinder than the servants (the chambermaid and goose boy) can seem a bit iffy to modern audiences. Shannon Hale's 2003 YA retelling rectifies this not only by adding sympathetic, invaluably helpful servant characters to the story, but by making them the protagonists of the sequels.