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Big Bad Wolf Has Lost His Bite, Say Researchers

posted Nov 2, 2016, 4:00 PM by chloe owens

7/4/16, Dutch News

Big bad wolf has lost his bite, say researchers

…Ethnologists at Radboud University in Nijmegen studied the evolution of the classic children’s tale since the 17th century. Back then it was a morality tale designed to instruct young girls in the virtues of obedience and the dangers posed by two-legged beasts in disguise. The researchers used computer analysis to compare 427 different renditions of the tale, noting the often small changes that came with each retelling.