Analysis Of 'The Girl, The Wolf, The Crone'

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The original fairy tale “Little Red Riding Hood” by the Brothers Grimm and “The Girl, The Wolf, The Crone,” by Kellie Wells have many similarities and differences throughout the stories. However, Kellie Wells takes a different approach to the story; she takes the story and uses symbols to let the reader know what she feels about the Catholic religion. The original story is not based on religion. It is simply telling a story about a girl who visits her grandmother, who was eaten by a wolf, but the girl was saved by a huntsman. Throughout the short story “The Girl, The Wolf, The Crone,” Wells uses symbolism to describe her feelings towards the Catholic religion. Wells mentions a woman with a loaf of bread in her hand; the bread is a reference of communion in church. Catholic Churches use leavened bread for the Eucharist. The sacramental bread symbolizes the Resurrected Christ. In the short story, the wolf believes if he were to eat the bread given to him, it would heal him, but it is the woman who gives the bread to her daughter. In a church setting the priest normally gives the communion. This is one of the ways Wells makes fun of the religion. Wells takes a female woman and puts her in a high position in the story; normally …show more content…
She often uses words as the woman “barked” or “Yowled” (Wells). Using these words could be described as what sounds a dog would. Make even though that might have nothing to do with religion, I think she is also making fun of sexism and the stupidity behind it. To me, it seems she is trying to say women should not be treated or described as being dogs. When Wells gives her opinion of religion it is to clearly say it is absurd. Religion is related to sexism because the bible teaches us that; wives should follow anything and everything their husbands say or ask of them. Women are expected to be silent and dress modestly. Wells mocks this portion of expectations in her short

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