Other Links Red Cap In the oral-tradition fairy tail, the girl in the story did not have a red hood, cap or hat. Thus for a village girl like Little Red Riding Hood to wear a "red chaperon" made her a nonconformist. Thus the wearing of the red cap is one way that Perrault sets up Little Red Riding Hood as not doing what one should.
The story as most of us know it… On her way to visit her sick grandmother, she is approached by the wolf, naively tells him where she is going and then get distracted by picking flowers as the wolf suggested.
He then waits for the girl, disguised as the grandma. These are the famous lines that probably everyone can associate with the Red Riding Hood when she finally reaches her grandmother, but is met by the wolf in disguise: Then he falls fast asleep.
Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother come out unharmed. Earliest versions disturbing versions The origins of the Little Red Riding Hood story can be traced to versions from various European countries and more than likely preceding the 17th century, of which several exist, some significantly different from the currently known, Grimms-inspired version.
It is also possible that this early tale has roots in very similar Oriental tales e. These early variations of the tale differ from the currently known version in several ways.
Furthermore, the wolf was also known to ask her to remove her clothing and toss it into the fire. In some versions, the wolf eats the girl after she gets into bed with him, and the story ends there.
The wolf reluctantly lets her go, tied to a piece of string so she does not get away. However, the girl slips the string over something else and runs off. In these stories she escapes with no help from any male or older female figure, instead using her own cunning.
Sometimes, though more rarely, the red hood is even non-existent.
Then he proceeded to lay a trap for the Red Riding Hood who ends up being asked to climb into the bed before being eaten by the wolf, where the story ends. The wolf emerges the victor of the encounter and there is no happy ending.
From this story one learns that children, especially young lasses, pretty, courteous and well-bred, do very wrong to listen to strangers, And it is not an unheard thing if the Wolf is thereby provided with his dinner. Who does not know that these gentle wolves are of all such creatures the most dangerous!
Tell me, does that remind you of the early warnings about pedophiles? Brothers Grimm version In the 19th century the Brothers Grimm fashioned their own variant, Little Red-Cap, from two versions they had been told. They wrote a sequel as well, where the girl and her grandmother trapped and killed another wolf, this time anticipating his moves based on their experience with the previous one.
The girl did not leave the path when the wolf spoke to her, her grandmother locked the door to keep it out, and when the wolf lurked, the grandmother had Little Red Riding Hood put a trough under the chimney and fill it with water that sausages had been cooked in; the smell lured the wolf down, and it drowned.
It is notably tamer than the older stories which contained darker themes. Other versions Numerous authors have rewritten or adapted this tale.
This version explicitly states that the story had been mistold earlier.Charles Perrault's version of ''Little Red Riding Hood,'' believed to be the oldest written version of the story, follows a beautiful young girl as she is moving through the woods to her. Little Red Riding Hood symbolizes the light, the wolf the night, and the huntsman is the Sun god coming and liberating Little Red Riding Hood.
The light is swallowed by night and in the morning the hero cuts darkness, causing the light to reappear. In Little Red Riding Hood, Charles Perrault used his version of the story to teach young girls, especially the attractive upper class young ladies, should always refrain from talking to strangers.
The meaning of a classic story ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ was, Charles Dickens said, his first love.
It is one of the most universally known fairy tales: if you were to ask people to name a fairy tale, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ would be one of the most popular answers. Read Little Red Riding Hood by Charles Perrault (sad ending), or Little Red Cap by Brothers Grimm (happy ending) Singlish fairytale The Riding Riding Hood Lah!
by Singaporean artist Casey Chen A Translation of Grimm's Fairy Tale Little Red Cap. An Analysis of Little Red Riding Hood Storybooks in the de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection dominant versions today are those by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, both of .