Hard Fact of Little Red Riding Hood

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Evil in Angel’s clothing

The fairly tale, The Little Red Riding Hood, that Charles Perrault is written is clearly point out the gender critic, which the author believe to be feminine or masculine girl and the social factor that determines the gender behaviors and responsibilities of an individual. It is also involved the sexuality between the young girl and the older man. The Little Red Riding Hood reminds me that there are men in this world that want to take advantage of the innocent young girl whenever they have chance and there are serious consequences if they succeed.

The fairly tales can sometimes have an extended meanings and how they can teaches the readers while reading through the story. Moreover, the fairly tales can sometimes severs the cultural and traditional function to explain the society. The author, Charles Perrault, shows the characters in each of them based upon their gender; for example, the fragile mother and the grandmother, the cleaver and heartless male wolf, and the naïve, innocent, and vulnerable red hood. The story begins when the mother cooked and asked the little red riding hood to bring it over for her grandmother. “One day her mother, having made some cakes, said to her, "Go, my dear, and see how your grandmother is doing, for I hear she has been very ill. Take her a cake, and this little pot of butter." In the story, the mother cooks, bakes, and prepares food and drink refers to feminine roles of female in the society. In many cultures, people believe that women should cooks, bake, prepare, and serve food inside the household. Furthermore, as the grandmother appears in the story, the author describes the grandmother as ailing, feeble and unable to help herself. I strongly believe that the author describes the mother and the grandmother based on their gender. If the grandmother were to be grandfather, the author might have describe something stronger than what he...
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