“A past oedipal issues. Animals in fairy tales

“A Freudian Analysis of Goldilocks and the
Three Bears.” A View from The Bridge, 7 Feb. 2014, 11:18 AM,


                No information about the author can be
found. In this criticism, the author uses psychological analysis on Goldilocks
and the Three Bears. Each of the bears symbolizes one of the Freudian ideas
about the conscious. The momma bear represents the ‘ego’, the papa bear
represents the ‘super-ego’, and the baby bear represents the ‘id’. The papa
bear plays a role of a strict, controlling dad because he was also most likely
brought up that way. Also, the author interprets psychosexual development with
baby bear. The baby bear was put through harsh potty-training while Goldilocks
was not which reflects on their behavior. Goldilocks only behaves with her ‘id’
and not ‘ego’ because it is not very evolved, but her ‘super-ego’ is learned by
the end of the story. This criticism will touch on how the bears symbolize the
Freudian conscious in the research paper.


Shalley, Sheldon. “Dreams, Reality and
Goldilocks and the Three Bears Re-Visited.” Sheldonblog, 5 Apr. 2013,


                Sheldon Shalley is a Licensed Clinical
Social Worker, a psychotherapist, and a shamanic practitioner who wants to
create a sacred space where people can heal their selves and each other. Shalley
thinks that dreams unveil the unconscious and help with growth and to achieve
everyone’s full potentials. There was a connection to the numbers three and
four in Shalley’s dream. The number three is a symbol for a spiritual or
biological solution, completeness, or fulfillment. Three also represents
creative power and growth. The number four represents a complete fulfillment.
Darkness is a symbol of chaos, nothingness, underdevelopment, evil, and death.
Light is a symbol of morality, creativity, energy, intelligence, truth, new
life, and purity. Heat is a symbol of libido and maturity and cold is a symbol of
solitude, loveless, and dehumanization. The baby bear represents fears and
wishes of some child and goldilocks represents a search for identity and making
past oedipal issues. Animals in fairy tales are usually symbolic. The bears are
a symbol of resurrection, supernatural power, strength, knowledge, fortitude,
evil, and greed. When Goldilocks woke up she bolted because she didn’t learn to
live with the bears. The bear is an “awaken the intuition”. This criticism can
be applied to the research paper because it explains a lot of different symbols
in Goldilocks and the Three Bears.


“The History Behind the Story of Goldilocks.”
Letterpile, Tolovaj Publishing House, 1 Oct. 2016,


                Tolovaj Publishing House has a passion for
fairy tales, children’s literature, and vintage picture books. Tolovaj
Publishing House’s criticism tells about how ‘Goldilocks’ had been an old
silver-haired lady before she became the young Goldilocks. Gold has been very
symbolic in fairytales so her hair changed to gold. Goldilocks’ golden hair
then became a symbol for a joyful childhood. The Goldilocks principle is
connected to the number three on how people will find something for themselves
that fits them. Goldilocks syndrome is when people cannot stop looking for
perfect situations. Also, the Goldilocks rule is when a person makes a wrong or
right decision and having to pay a toll for it. This criticism applies to the
research paper because Goldilocks’s hair is a symbol in the story.


W, Nia E. “Goldilocks and the Three Bears:
Revisited.” Food For Thought, 2 Oct. 2015,


                 Nia W. created a blog for her Food for
Thought Class because she thinks that food enriches and connects everyone in
life. Her criticism of Goldilocks and the Three Bears analyzes the
gender roles that the bears convey. The criticism also analyzes how identity is
shown within the story as Goldilocks tries out each of the bears’ things. She
thinks that food plays a big part in the story. Nia also points out that there
are two different species but something of theirs also meets her standards and
that they are connected in that way. She mentions that people thought
Goldilocks was poor and just wanted something to eat but if that was the case
she would have eaten the first one she tried. This criticism pertains to the
research projects in that it shows how the bears symbolize gender roles within
the story. This can prove the thesis that there is symbolism in Goldilocks
and the Three Bears.