What was the big bad wolf’s goal in the story of the 3 little pigs?
To have dinner. He needed to eat and the 3 pigs met the bill. The wolf was doing what came naturally to him.
There was nothing evil about eating the pigs, but of course to the pigs, who stood to lose their lives, the wolf was evil.
At the heart of every story is a protagonist with a goal. It doesn’t matter what the goal is, just that it is essential to the character and without reaching it he/she suffers great loss—physical death being the ultimate loss.
In the case of the wolf and the three pigs, each faced the same loss if they didn’t meet their goal—death.
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