Essay on Little Red Riding Hood By Charles Perrault

1527 Words Apr 30th, 2015 7 Pages
Fairy tales have changed dramatically throughout the years. Think of a well-known fairy tale that you grew up with… Now think about how many different versions of that fairy tale you have seen or heard over the years… One of the first fairy tales that I remember is Little Red Riding Hood. The first version of this fairy tale was written in 1697… however since then the story has been retold many times with each author using different plots, settings, themes, characters and techniques to retell the in a different way to the original.
Little Red Riding Hood is about a beautiful yet innocent girl who meets a wolf in the forest. The wolf deceives the little girl – red riding hood – into giving him information about herself and where she is going. The wolf then uses the information to beat little red riding hood to her grandmother’s house where he eats the grandmother then sets a trap for little red riding hood and ends up eating her as well.
The original story was written by Charles Perrault. Perrault was born in Paris on the 12th of January 1628. He was a French poet and writer who was famous for his fairy tales including Little Red Riding Hood, Mother Goose and Puss in Boots which he wrote for his children. Perrault wrote this fairy tale when he was 69 for the seventeenth-century French court of King Louis the Fifteenth (XIV).
In this the original version of the story the little girl walks through the woods to deliver cake and a pot of butter her mum made to her grandmother…

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