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Name a classic story that is well known:?

Asked by MetroGnome217 (311points) April 3rd, 2010


Ok, well for an English project, my teacher wants us to twist a classic story by changing a certain element such as setting or character, while keeping the same, recognizable plot. I cannot think of a good story that everyone knows of. An example was of the Wizard of Oz after an apocalypse. Can someone help me find a story with a good recognizable plot?

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ragingloli's avatar

Hänsel und Gretel. In space.

Vunessuh's avatar

Hansel and Gretel.

ucme's avatar

Pied Piper of Hamlin

partyparty's avatar

Wuthering Heights in Benidorm

DarkScribe's avatar

The dog ate my homework.

JLeslie's avatar

@ragingloli @Vunessuh jinx

King Solomon present day.

Gone With the Wind in NYC.

Julius Caesar in Cuba.

@DarkScribe He is just asking for ideas, he still has to do the work of writing it.

DarkScribe's avatar

@JLeslie DarkScribe He is just asking for ideas, he still has to do the work of writing it.

Everyone knows that old story – it is definitely a classic. You could change it to “My grandmother ate my homework.”

Coloma's avatar

The Little red Hen.

A great potential for metaphor when it comes to those in life that one should avoid like the plague! lolol

MetroGnome217's avatar

Thanks guys, could we generate a big list?! I really appreciate it!

MacBean's avatar

Beauty and the Beast, with switched gender roles.

And, by the way, here’s a big list that could be helpful.

Capt_Bloth's avatar

Maybe a parallel of Don Quixote and the windmill with Barack Obama and health care.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

Robin Hood and her merry women.

Queen Guenevere and the knights of the round table.

Dick through the looking glass (on second thought, that sounds bloody dangerous, or dangerously bloody, one)

Berserker's avatar


Although all the variations and twists possible for this story have been made again and again…

cazzie's avatar

Disney does this all the time. In the real story, the mermaid dies, but I don’t think that’s what your teacher wants… Um….

The Ugly Duckling…... is over done…. Cinderella… is over done…

here’s a neat list with some links..

CyanoticWasp's avatar

How about Adam and Steve?

Might as well put it to good use… the comedic possibilities are nearly endless.

ucme's avatar

@CyanoticWasp Sandler & Martin? Ooh I say who’d a thunk it.

ZEPHYRA's avatar

Gulliver’s Travels. The Incredible Journey.

janbb's avatar

Don Juan in Hell

Jeruba's avatar

Romeo and Juliet in caveman days.

Chicken Licken,* of “The sky is falling!” fame, in present-day U.S. politics.

“The Three Little Pigs” done seriously with three kids trying to survive on their own while the wolf of drug abuse pounds on their door.

*Not “Chicken Little.”

pizzaman's avatar

Three Little Pigs.

filmfann's avatar

Its a wonderful life.
Good Banker Mr. Potter is trying to protect the town from the evils of the Savings and Loan, knowing they will eventually fail and get a bailout, ruining the future generations economic stability.

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