Authors and Genres Midterm

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The “Little Red Riding Hood” narratives described by Maria Tatar are told in similar yet different ways. For instance, each narrative has a sexual tendency of the wolf trying to get Red Riding Hood to sleep in bed with them. Each narrative has a moral story of paying the consequence of talking to a stranger. However, the narratives differ because a few of the stories involved Red Riding Hood’s character knowing the wolf. The major difference with each narrative is the outcome of when Red Riding Hood arrives at her grandmother’s house. She either escapes from being eaten, gets eaten, or gets rescued by a woodsman.
Italo Calvino’s version of “Little Red Riding Hood” has a different impression on the fairy tale. The title is called “The False Grandmother.” In this story, Red Riding Hood is not given a name or a nick name. She does not have a red cloak with a hood. Calvino calls her “the child” or “the little girl.” “The child” from the story is on her way to retrieve something for Grandmother. Along the way she has to give her items to nature when she needs to pass so she could be on her way. Instead of Grandmother being eaten by a wolf, she was eaten by the orgress. “The child became aware that it was not her grandmother when she feels its tale while she is in bed. So instead of being eaten or getting rescued she outsmarted the wolf so she could escape. On her way back home nature lets her pass because she gave away her items to the creatures. The orgress yells for them not to let “the child” pass but the disobeyed. In the end “the child” manages to make it back home.
This in a way relates to Spirited Away (Miyazaki 2001). Chihiro (voice: Daveigh Chase) is first seen as a whiny child who probably could not fend for herself. Like mo...

... middle of paper ... gun. When everyone is in the woods a brawl gets out of control. Willow manages to shoot Oz with the tranquilizer gun and Buffy bends the hunter’s gun.
Willow is represented as “Little Red Cap.” Her character is seen as a nerdy and weak person. Technically she was saved by the huntsman temporarily in order to escape and get help. However, she is the one brave enough to get things under control during huge fight by shooting Oz, represented as the wolf. Werewolf Oz is very different from the wolf portrayed in the narrative. Werewolves in the show are still innocent humans trapped inside the body. In the narrative, the wolf is portrayed as a sneaky character who wants food. Buffy’s character shows the hunter that guns are not needed to kill a werewolf and bends the hunter’s gun showing that even though she is a girl she is strong enough to capture a werewolf alive.
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