A couple years back, I took a serious look at the classic rhymes of Mother Goose and realized that she really had some issues. What kind of issues, you might wonder? My theory is that Mother Goose's rhymes kept youngsters in line by terrorizing them with tales of child beatings, drownings, and the gruesome demise of old people and cute, cuddly animals.
Just to support my argument, I happened upon another book with additional gems, and thought I'd share them with you today!
Children tend to love animals, and the thought of talking mice having their heads snapped off can't be a pleasant one. But Mother Goose doesn't hesitate to go there:
And then there's a sow that gets shot right through the heart. Another delightful visual!
So there you go. More evidence of Mother Goose's psychological problems and evil nature at work!