Little Red Riding Hood Analysis Essay

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“Little Red Riding Hood” Analysis

“Little Red Riding Hood” Analysis

I am going to describe the theme of Little Red Riding Hood, and describe the elements I found to contribute to the theme, how those elements affect the narrative theme. The elements that I am going to use in this paper are the narrative point of view, plot and symbolism. The point of view of is described in our text as is third-person objective, which the narrator takes a detached approach to the characters and action increasing the dramatic effect of the story (Clugston, R. W. 2010). “Plot tells what happens to the characters in a story. A plot is built around a series of events that take place within a definite period. No rules exist for the order in which the
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The wolf decided to convince red to go one direction to her grandmother’s house, ““Well,” said the wolf, “and I’ll go and see her too. I’ll go this way and go you that, and we shall see who will be there first” (Clungston, 2010). The plot changes to one of deceit when the wolf arrives at grandma’s house before red riding hood, He pretends to be red and the grandmother has him in. The wolf then kills the grandmother and puts on her bed clothes and waits for red riding hood to arrive. He tricks red riding hood into believing he is her grandmother. “The wolf cried out to her, softening his voice as much as he could, “Pull the bobbin, and the latch will go up” (Clungston, 2010). After red riding hood came in the wolf gets her to take her clothes off and crawl in bed with him. He sets the trap for her and she gets eaten up by the wolf, “All the better to eat you up with.” And, saying these words, this wicked wolf fell upon Little Red Riding Hood, and ate her all up. (Clungston, 2010).
According to chapter 7 in our text symbolism “a symbol is something that has a literal identity but also stands for something else—something that is widely understood and has been developed over a long period of time or by common agreement. This second identity (or referent) is always abstract in nature” (Clungston, R. W. 2010). One of the parts in the story that I find has symbolism is “As she was going through the wood, she met with a wolf, who had a very great mind to eat her up, but he

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