The Lady Isabella's Tragedy And Little Red Riding Hood

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The value of life is a very important part of these myths. Nobody wants to die or give their soul away. Gwyligi has been known to harm people, and the devil wanted to take a soul of a stranger, but Jack gave him a dog instead. Both of these myths are based on Christianity. Christianity is a religion based on the teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, and an ongoing battle with the a deceiving devil, often referred to as satan. In the second story, the devil tries to deceive Jack and take a soul, but Jack outsmarts him. Not only that, but the black dog, Gwyligi, is believed to be a form of, or related to the devil. Myths are almost impossible to verify because they are generally made up stories based in religion. They take an unreal thing, and tie …show more content…
The Lady Isabella’s Tragedy is the tale about a man who loved his daughter, Isabella, more than anything. Isabella’s stepmother, however, was always very jealous of her husband’s love for his daughter. The stepmother bargained with the master cook to take the life of the young lady. One afternoon, The stepmother sent the daughter home and told her exactly what to say to the cook. She went home, recited what she was told, and the cook killed her with a knife. Later that night, the father called for his daughter, but when he was informed of her death, he vowed not to eat or drink until he saw her again. Before he passed of starvation, he had his wife burnt at the stake along with his cook. Little Red Riding Hood follows the same pattern of death. It is a story about a young girl who was sent to her grandmother’s house to deliver food, for her grandmother was ill. Along the way, she ran into a wolf and made the mistake of telling him where she was going. They parted ways and the wolf raced to the grandmother’s house, ate the ill old lady, and then climbed into her bed to fool the young girl. As Little Red Riding Hood entered the home, she noticed something was off. She questioned the wolf about his appearance, but before she realized the severity of the situation, the wolf devoured the little girl as …show more content…
One tells the story of jealousy, and the other tells the dangers of trusting strangers, both of which are dangers that can be fatal. British fairy tales are often known for teaching a lesson, and the underlying messages in these stories were very important ones for children to learn. Lady Isabella’s Tragedy and Little Red Riding Hood reflect the camaraderie found throughout England. It is a culture where family is one of the most important aspects of life. Little Red Riding Hood was taking food to her sick grandmother, and Lady Isabella’s father decided to ultimately kill not only the people who killed his daughter, but also himself because he could not bear the thought of living without her. The values of family above all else is the most recurring theme in British fairy

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