Even if most children will never encounter a talking wolf, it shows that talking to strangers can put children in harms way Also, the moral of Perrault?s story addresses only ?attractive, well bred young ladies,? (Schlib, 2003, 669) which may not lead some readers to identify with the moral. Also, a child reading this story may not understand the relation between a wolf eating the little girl and talking to strangers, because it is written as a fairy tale. References Perrault, B. (2003).
Sagas about princes and princesses, beauty, magic, and love, fairy tales like Snow White and Cinderella among others have become children’s favorite bedtime stories. However, as parents tuck their sons and daughters in, they fail to realize that there is a much more daunting purpose to these stories. American writer and poet, Jane Yolen suggests that fairy tales indicate life values. Furthermore, Yolen insists that these tales are “thumbprints of history” (Yolen 27). Studying fairy tales in depth, she proves that the “functions of myths” consist of “creating a landscape of allusion [and] enabling us to understand our own and out culture from inside out” (Yolen 18).
As suggested in the text, fairy tales are a way to teach insights of life through simple stories directed to, most of the time, younger generations. Most of the time because fairy tales work on different levels of moral which are directed to categories of people, for instance in “Little Red Riding Hood” the moral ... ... middle of paper ... ...ult's fairy tale: “Red Hot Riding Hood.“ Both Hopkinson's and Avery's wolf share some human qualities which make him even more dangerous for young innocent girls. Hopkinson uses the narrator to spread the same moral as Perrault did three hundreds year ago, girls, especially younger inexperienced girls need to be careful when they encounter nice and charming men, because it could end in completely unwanted situation. This is the reason why the grandmother intervenes, she tries to complete her granddaughter's education by telling her her own story in which she can find advices that will save her to bear the same experience as her grandmother. Indeed, fairy tale has an educational mission in addition of pure entertainment.
Little Red Riding Hood tells a story of a young and innocent girl, who was sent to look after her grandmother by her mother, however, she was distracted by the wolf and fell into the wolf’s trap, as a result, both her and her grandmother was eaten by the wolf. The story ends in a way which the readers may not anticipated, because most readers expect fairy tales to have a happy ending. In the beginning of the story, Charles Perrault created this character little red riding hood as an extremely lovable figure, therefore, some readers might wonder why such an innocent figure was eaten by a wolf, and the reasons Charles Perrault made this tragedy happen. In this famous fairy tale, by visualizing the characters such Little Red Riding Hood, the wolf and the mother, as well as the setting of the story, Charles Perrault illustrates the seductions and difficulties people will face on their adventure to success and also gives people advices on how to handle these seductions. Little Red Riding Hood is portrayed as an innocent figure who has no precaution consciousness and is easily seduced.
A contemporary fairy tale will teach them how to deal with their problems without scaring the children that heard or read these fairy tales. English writer G.K Chesterton stated, “Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” (Taylor, Melissa). Learning to deal with problems helps build a healthy and stable mind.
As a kid you grow up listening and reading all these different stories and fairy tales. Some that later benefit your knowledge and way of life, and other that your parents just read to you so you can finally go to sleep for the night. I will say, “Snow White and the Seven Dwarves” was one of the few that my parents found wasn’t very effective because I enjoyed it. It was originally created by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm in Germany in the nineteenth century. A vast majority of my English teachers used this piece to help to teach us how to analyze these poems and us some of the literary terms.
In this discourse, we will concentrate on Cinderella with the lyrics from “On the steps of the Palace”. Cinderella family went to the King’s festival and her thought to visit her mother’s grave for guidance. Her mother’s spirit offered her a gown and golden slippers, Jack on the other hand met a man who discouraged him from selling the milk for a sack of beans, the man vanished after. Little Red Ridinghood met a hungry wolf that confused him to accompany him after eating his grandmother. Cinderella went to the festival with her beautiful gown and golden slippers where she found out that a prince had been following her.
Fairy tales are captivating to children, but can be used to teach lessons on safety and obedience. With the ever changing advancements of technology, fairy tales have been put into motion pictures for many years now, making the book versions of these narratives almost obsolete. Even with new technology, the moral of the stories remain the same. Our textbook goes into detail about a few different variations of “Little Red Riding Hood.” In the Charles Perrault version, the wolf sees the beautiful Little Red Riding Hood walking through the woods and inquires on her destination. Riding Hood did not know it was dangerous to talk to strangers and told the wolf exactly where she was going, to her ill gra... ... middle of paper ... ... Beauty that the main characters are raped, Little Red by the wolf, and Sleeping Beauty by the man who ends up being her husband.
Ashputtle’s new step-sisters were warm and welcome on the outside, but cold and devilish on the inside always mocking Ashputtle. Ashputtle’s father goes to the fair and promises to bring each of his daughters back a gift. While the step-sisters choose dresses and jewelry, Ashputtle asks for something different. “Break off the first branch that brushes against your hat on your way home, and bring it to me” (Grimm 629) requested Ashputtle. Her rich father kept his promise, and Ashputtle placed the hazel branch over her mother’s grave, and cried to water it.