Differences Between Fairy Hood And Little Red Riding Hood

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Brothers Grimm’s “Little Red Cap” with Italo Calvino’s “The False Grandmother” are two different versions of the Little Red Riding Hood and I plan on comparing the tales based off of how educated both main characters are. The comparison is going to show the moral assumption being taught, as well as shown how wise and unwise the characters are. In the “Little Red Cap” a huntsman brings Little Red Cap back to life, whereas in “The False Grandmother” the little girl escapes the ogress and gets back safely because of the gifts she gave in the beginning. The Brothers Grimm’s “Little Red Cap” and Italo Calvino’s “The False Grandmother” fairy tales both encounter a trip to the grandmother’s house. Throughout the tales we learn two different positive morals of: obey your mother and when you do good things to others, you get paid back in a good way, and these morals are shown through the character’s actions. Both texts have the same trajectory of a happy ending through different morals and they show the emergence of an educational perspective. According to Shavit, fairy tales started to become an education system for kids because of their ability to teach children life…show more content…
Both texts are suitable for children because they will learn a valuable moral message from both fairy tales. Grimm’s tale focuses more on the uneducated child who needs to do wrong in order to become wise and educated, while Calvino’s tale focuses on an educated child who uses wisdom and good-heartedness to escape the ogress. These texts sends the message that some children aren’t educated and need to make mistakes in order to succeed in the future while other children are educated already and they continue to be rewarded for their

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