Comparing Little Red Riding Hood Folktales

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Comparing Little Red Riding Hood folktales is a multi tasks operation, which includes many elaborations on the many aspects of the story. Setting, plot, character origin, and motif are the few I chose to elaborate solely on. Although the versions vary, they all have the motif trickery, the characters all include some sort of villain with a heroin, the plot concludes all in the final destruction or cease of the villain to be, and, the setting and origins of the versions vary the most to where they are not comparable but only contrastable, if one can say that origins and settings are contrastable. Little Red Riding Hood retold by the Brothers Grimm version by Paul Galdone includes a "sweet little maiden" (Galdone 1) who never wears anything else but a little red velvet cloak, given to her by her Grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood's mother asks her to take cake and a bottle of wine to her Grandmother. The wolf in the woods is very talented as in she is somewhat convincing in the story. She first approaches Little Red Riding Hood in the woods keeping her calm with polite conversation and convinces her then to pick the beautiful flowers, meanwhile, she scurried away to Grandmother's cottage to devour Grandmother; later to devour Little Red Riding Hood. The wolf later lay there in Grandmother's bed convincingly as Grandmother in Grandmother's cap down over her face. After convincing Little Red Riding Hood to approach the wolf then devours her. The heroin turns out to be a huntsman, whom "took a knife and began cutting open the sleeping wolf" (Galdone 26) when out popped Little Red Riding Hood and Grandmother. Little Red Riding Hood is victorious by putting all inside the wolf big stones, which weighed him down, ... ... middle of paper ... ...ion over. The settings vary significantly but vary to give the story meaning towards its origins. The plots are somewhat similar whereas the innocent come into contact with the villain, where the villain is always the loser. The characters always include the villain and the heroin. There will always be a way of contrasting folktales that have different versions, it's up to the students whom acquire the assignment of actual comparing and contrasting to actually literally achieve that tasks given. Works Cited Artell, Mike. Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood. New York: Dial Books for Young Readers. 2001. Galdone, Paul. Little Red Riding Hood. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company. 1974. Lowell, Susan. Little Red Cowboy Hat. New York: Henry Holt and Company. 1997. Young, Ed. Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story from China. New York: Philomel Books. 1989.

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