Analysis Of ' The Little Red Riding Hood ' By Kate Bernheimer

795 Words Mar 10th, 2016 4 Pages
Fairytales create a world rather than an echo of a world, making it easier for any person to follow along to the storyline. Each one has a different aspect in its writing style that makes it develop its own significance and a desire to be read to a diverse audience. Because of this, Kate Bernheimer states that in order for a fairy tale to be created, it must have the elements of flatness, abstraction, intuitive logic, normalized magic. In each fairy tale, they must obtain at least one or more of these elements to captivate the reader to the story.
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…

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