Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Rule of Threes
A mean wolf wants to eat the girl but is afraid to do so in public.
He suggests she pick some flowers.
The theme also appears in the story of the life of St. Margaret,
in which the saint emerges unharmed from the belly of a dragon.
A grandmother, a huntsman.
Very common in the European folk tale is the rule of threes.
"Daddy, I think the wolf that wants to eat the girl and the wolf that wants to eat the three pigs is the same mean wolf."