Little Red Riding Hood Literary Analysis

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Little Red Riding Hood by Thompson, is a European based fairy tale that revolves around a Big Bad Wolf and the young girl (Red Riding Hood). The girl walks through a forest to deliver some snacks to her grandmother. A Big Bad Wolf accosts her and makes attempts to kill her, but she outwits him. The wolf stealthily goes to the girls’ grandmother and swallows her. He then puts on grandmother’s clothes to mimic her so that he could lure the girl into his jaws. The girl is however wise enough to notice the sudden change in the features of her ‘grandmother’ (the wolf in this case). A struggle ensues between them before a woodcutter intervenes. Her grandmother, however, jumps out of the wolf’s stomach and kills the woodcutter. The three (the girl, …show more content…
Values to this effect were those of showing generosity to everyone as well as showing a concern for the welfare of others. In this context, Red Riding Hood took some food to her grandmother, though she can take care of herself. Secondly is the fact that people viewed the forest as a foreboding. A foreboding to this effect is a feeling that something bad will happen. In other words, it is a premonition or a fearful apprehension. This is certainly because it is seen as a dangerous place where people are more than not advised not to set foot in. The third metaphor is the phrase budding sexuality which means that the girl was determined to stretch her limit as far as gender was concerned. To this effect, being a girl, one would expect that she would not dare into the forest. However, she was brave enough to risk facing the foreboding associated with the forest. Fourth is the metaphorical use of the phrase Freudian imagery which is used to mean that the belief that the forest is a premonition is a shared belief among the people hailing from the society of Red Riding Hood. Fifth is the

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