She is naïve and does not realize that the wolf is trying to trick her so that he can eat her. She is easily distracted by the flowers, nuts, and butterflies that she finds along the path he sends her on. When she gets to her grandmother?s house, although she feels that something is wrong, she enters anyway. Little Red strips off her clothes and gets into the bed with the wolf, still disguised as her grandmother. The wolf pro... ... middle of paper ... ... stories show symbolism for Little Red learning and maturing.
These actions reflect her as an ignorant figure, and she trusts the wolf because the wolf is kind to her. This demonstrates the readers that fir... ... middle of paper ... ...e cannot figure out who is trying to put her in danger, therefore making her completely defenseless to the bad character which is the wolf. It is Litter Red Riding Hood’s own fault that she should not be seduced so easily, and furthermore, it was the society’s fault, the society is composed of too many wolves, who are intelligent but also brutal, they will jump out of nowhere and eat you right away. Many people now days are exactly like Little Red Riding Hood, they own fortunes like money, power or beauty; nevertheless, they do not know how to protect their fortunes and can be easily seduced by the “wolves” in society. Thus, Charles Perrault demonstrated people how to avoid these traps, and how to not get eaten by the big bad wolf.
The first significant difference is in the plot of Roald Dahl’s poem. Taken out completely is the Wolf encounter with Little Red Riding Hood in the woods. Instead of the Wolf cunningly getting information on the whereabouts of grandmother’s house from Little Red Riding Hood, in Dahl’s poem the “Wolf began to feel / That he would like a decent meal, / He went and knocked on Grandma’s door” (Dahl Lines 1-3). The first couple of lines in Dahl’s poem don’t begin focusing on Little Red Riding Hood the way Perrault’s short story does, but instead these lines aim the attention of the poem on the Wolf by beginning with his primary actions and feelings. Along with this absence of plot and shift in focus, Roald Dahl deviates from Perrault’s short story again during Little Red Riding Hood’s encounter with the Wolf in grandmother’s house.
Little Red Riding Hood can no longer be considered a frail child without any control over what becomes of herself. Instead, Angela Carter makes the moral of this traditional fairytale into a modern day lesson: you can do anything. With great detail does Carter present her setting, which adds to the fearfulness the reader feels for Red as she encounters the wolf. As a result, we begin to fear the wolves as well, because in this small village wolves are more than mere beasts, they are were-wolves. Carter sets the scene for our pre-adult heroine who is afraid of nothing even though the whole town is ripe with fear.
In The Company of Wolves, Rosaleen’s imaginative skills free her from her sister’s mistreatment. Her sister, Alice aggrieves Rosaleen by calling her names and wishing harm on her. Alice explains, “Lazy, Lazy, Lazy… I wish you did not come out of your room” (The Company Wolves). As Alice continues to talk, Rosaleen enters a mythical realm in her dream.... ... middle of paper ... ...o devours the insides of children before he murders them to satisfy himself. In her second task, she sacrifices the fairies to eat some grapes.
After she thoroughly inspects and comments on nearly every aspect of the wolf's "big" body parts, the wolf then "threw himself upon Little Red Riding Hood" to consume ... ... middle of paper ... ...l, she then goes into the woods to encounter the id. There she disobeys her mother's instructions, and becomes "the poor child." In the moral, these "pretty, nicely brought-up young ladies" turn "foolish" upon talking to strangers. As "elegant" as they were once considered, it is a child's own fault if she leans to far to the irrational id. Furthermore, Freud dramatically insinuates that this struggle can only end in death, which is the exact fate of Little Red Riding Hood.
In the end, both Little Red Riding Hood and the wolf are guilty of giving into their Id. The moral of the story warns the reader that there are wolves in the real world that are just like the wolf in the story. These “wolves” are just preying on young, impressionable young girls in order to fulfill their sexual desires. These little girls are not just victims though. They are also able to act on their desires and be bad little girls.
The author tries to show that being impulsive and basically giving in to your id is not the best way to live one’s life. In the beginning of “Little Red Riding Hood”, the little girl is happily skipping through the forest. “…she met a wolf, who wanted to eat her…” (Stories, 1066) and proceeds to have a friendly conversation with him. This is her first mistake. Being young and uninformed about the ways of the world, she thinks it is perfectly normal to talk to a big, scary wolf.
Despite knowing that breaking and entering is unjust Goldilocks decides to to go against what many view is morally right, “The door was not fastened...So the little old Woman opened the door, and went in;” (Southey) Without thinking of how the owners of the cabin would feel Goldilocks decides to enter recklessly. Furthermore, after entering the cabin uninvited Goldilocks decides to try out the three bears’ chairs. After discovering that the father bears’ chair is too hard she tries the mother bears’ chair which is too soft. Then Goldilocks finds the baby bears’ chair which is a perfect density and decides to sit in it until she breaks it. (Southey) From a young age people are taught not to break items that aren’t theirs.
As a gullible young girl in Charles Perrault’s “Little Red Riding Hood,” Red blindly believed the Wolf. “I am going to see my grandmother,” Red told the Wolf (Griffith and Frey 10). That naïve nature caused Red to seem young and clueless. Negative consequences arose form Red’s cluelessness, causing Red and her Granny to get hurt. The lesson learned from Little Red in that story was not to trust strangers.