Little brat! How dare she wear RED shoes to her mother’s funeral! What insolence! And they’re not even properly made. I never liked her mother, either. She let that child run around the streets with practically nothing on. Who knows what her mother did to get so sick, but I can tell you it was evil work that took her down. That child is the devil’s spawn, I tell you. Devil’s spawn!
Hard, Judgmental Person in The Red Shoes, Hans Christian Andersen. Painting by Ilya Repin.