The Company Of Grandmother By Paul Delarue And Little Red Riding Hood

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Throughout history classic fairy tales have been retold and changed. These changes reflect to the social culture at the time of each variant. Changes that are portrayed onto characters and plots of the tale. For instance many know the tale of the little girl going off into the woods alone wearing a red hood, known as Little Red Riding Hood. Little Red Riding Hood has many variants; versions where Little Red is foolish and ultimately eaten and others where she is fearless and meets the end she is content with.
The tale of Little Red Riding Hood variations relate to the specified societies the tale was written for. The Story of Grandmother by Paul Delarue is one of the variations of the tale where Little Red goes into the woods to visit her
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All three of the variations of the tales, portray and is set in the life of a peasant, which carried more responsibilities and awareness than those not in poverty. In 2011, Red Riding Hood premiered; about a young woman, Valerie living in a town that is also terrorized by a werewolf. During a celebration the werewolf attacks and kills her older sister. Suspicions grow; to the point where she believes Peter, the man she is in love with is the werewolf. Only to be revealed in the end while trying to reach her grandmother 's house that her father is the werewolf, a curse passed down in his family. He has killed her grandmother and he now wants to pass the curse down to her. Peter saves her, but gets bitten, she then kills her father. Peter is now cursed, but Valerie accepts him and they have a child together. The protagonist in this film is impulsive, she is also courageous and curious about her surroundings. She always goes off on her own, displaying her independence. She, like Carter’s heroine ends up with the werewolf in a sexual relationship. With this film and Carter’s, prove that with the more modern versions of the tale, the taboo topics and details aren’t exempted like that seen in older …show more content…
A tale where the little girl is foolish and clueless. The little girl encounters the wolf and does not see any danger. Upon arriving to her grandmother’s house, she questions her grandmother’s appearance, but doesn’t have a clue it’s a wolf. The central character of the story very soon meets her demise and gets eaten. Perrault’s variant was written for an upper class audience, warning children; those of whose social standards and awareness differed from the peasant setting as the former mentioned variants (Zipes 18). Perrault unlike Delarue removed elements that would have surprised the society of their time. Element’s that displays the heroine as an independent girl, who is able to save herself. Perrault’s version was made to accommodate a moral message to his audience; “children, especially attractive, well-bred young ladies, should never talk to strangers, for if they should do so, they may well provide dinner for a wolf.” He states well-bred because that is his intended audience. To ensure the message is well received, Perrault’s makes the little girl responsible for being a victim, diminishing the gender of women as senseless and irresponsible. He exempted the bravery and motivated plot of the tale to suit a grotesque form (Tatar

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