Thoughts In Little Red Riding Hood, By Charles Perrault

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Many fairy tales always tend to have a happy endings and sugar coat the more rational affect of the story. "Little Red Riding Hood" written by Charles Perrault is written and viewed as an idealistic form of thinking. Author Angela Carter rewrites the classic fairytale “Little Red Riding Hood” to give us a more sinister and realistic view into the classical fairy tale with more of a reasonable explanation. In the story “The Company Of Wolves,” which is a modern version of “Little Red Riding Hood,” gives us a different perspective then the original. Carter gives us a more dark and explicit view into the world of Little Red Riding Hood. As to Perrault, which gives us a more innocent and clean look into the life of Little Red Riding Hood. Both …show more content…
As apposed to in “The Company of Wolves” where is cuts straight to the point and narrates us that the wolf is an unsafe creature. The rewritten version of the fairy tale begins by introducing a carnivorous incarnate, the wolf, as compared to the original friendly wolf . We are told that the wolf is seen to be a ferocious animal that lives in the woods. His eyes shine like a flame that has been lit from a melting candle; a yellowish and reddish color. Carter writes that “Those eyes are all you will be able to glimpse of the forest assassins as they cluster invisibly round your smell of meat as you go through the wood unwisely late” (1400). Carter here entitles that wolves are animal based assassins, and once they have grasped a glimpse of you they can sense the smell of your meat instantly. Unlike in “The Company of Wolves,” the classic story of “Little Red Riding Hood” displays the wolf to be a friendly but hungry wolf. The wolf is introduced to us once Little Red Riding Hood begins to make her journey to her grandmothers house for a visit since she 's ill. In order for the wolf not to frighten little red, the wolf casually goes up to little red riding hood and asks her where is it that she is heading off to. Little red riding hood was completely oblivious.“The poor child, who did not know that it was dangerous to stay and talk to a wolf, said to …show more content…
These two stories introduced us to the main charter being Little Red Riding Hood, and a wolf/predator. Throughout the story of the original “Little Red Riding Hood” she goes on believing that the wolf does no harm and talks to him as if he isn 't a dangerous predator. Little did she know that when she arrived at her grandmother house she would become one of the wolf’s meals along with her grandmother. “Little Red Riding Hood” view of the lesson is unrealistic reason being so because no can be that oblivious to obvious danger. In “ The Company of Wolves” she encounters a handsome young huntsman who knows his way around the woods. Little Red Riding Hood spots his compass and is very interested in it. From then on there, they both go their separate ways to see who would make it first to grandmothers house; exactly like in the “Little Red Riding Hood.” Once Little Red makes it to her grandmothers house she spots that her grandmother is no where to be found and she is trapped alone with the boy/wolf in the house. They end up getting completely nude, which leads to Little Red Riding Hood loosing her virginity to this boy. This can be seen to be friends were once strangers. Basically stating that before you have met someone you know they were complete strangers to you, and they later grow to be

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