Do you ever get freaked out when you hear the background of kids stories?
When I was studying 20th century literature at York University I was surprised to hear the many back stories to children's tales. How the authors were inspired, or the original stories they derived from are darker then I had anticipated. Little Red Riding Hood is eaten by the wolf and children die from scary old ladies cooking them in stoves. What are some back stories that surprised you?
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Parents used these stories to scare kids about some perceived dangers.0
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