Analysis Of Into The Woods

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INTO THE WOODS How far will one go to get their happily ever after? Some will say, “Do what it takes” while others “Good things happen to those who wait”. Either way, many people generally make decisions based on sociological concepts because it provided guidance to right and wrong, good and bad, and strength and weakness. Thus, the musical, Into the Woods, gives people insights on how sociological concepts play out when one is put into a unique situation and/or obstacle. The musical is based on multiple characters from classic fairy tale books, such as Jack and the Beanstalk, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, and The Baker and his Wife. Each character from the stories wanted and/or needed achieve a goal. In each story, it…show more content…
He allowed this socialization to influence his actions. To lift the spell, the Baker needed four items for a potion that can be found in the woods. The items are a cow as white as milk, a cloak as red as blood, hair as yellow as corn and a golden slipper for her to break the curse so the baker can bear a child. The witch gave them three days to bring those items to her before the blue moon, which comes by only once every 100 years. Once the witch left, the Baker would not listen to his wife, as she tells him that it was his house that is cursed. Since the Baker only desire was to have a child, he set off into the woods to find the items to lift the curse. In order to lift the curse, he and his wife try to swindle, lie and steal from the owner of the objects. With this, they abandoned his morals, family values, and was willing to take on any punishments. Little Red Riding Hood is also another example of an agent of socialization. Her mother told her to bring some goods for her old, sick grandmother who lived in the woods. Before she set off into the woods, her mother gave her a red cape and told her to follow the beaten path to her grandmother. As a primary agent to Red Riding Hood, the mother set the rules
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