Analysis Of ' The Little Red Riding Hood ' By Kate Bernheimer
795 Words Mar 10th, 2016 4 Pages
For a story to have the element of flatness, the characters were developed in the story, which makes them silhouettes of the fairy tale. For instance, in “The Little Red Riding Hood”, it is told that she is traveling in the woods to deliver goodies to her grandmother’s house. We are not given a background story of the girl nor emotion or motive of why she is traveling to see her grandmother. However, in a story such as this, flatness is important because “it allows in response to the reader.” The reader is given free range to determine the motives and the backstory of the characters. If we were to asks people in different countries what they believed what occurred before the fairy tale commenced, there would be a wide range of different and similar assumptions.
Another element a fairy tale must have is abstraction, which is in correlation to flatness. Both of these elements ties into the description of the characters, but…