Little Red Riding Hood

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Little Red Riding Hood is presented as this young and innocent girl, who is pure and naïve, and unaware of the evils and dangers of the world around her.
Little Red Riding Hood has set out on a journey to check on her ill grandmother and deliver some food that her mother has made. Her innocence causes her to be carefree and unattentive to the dangers that are around her. She is carefree and distracted by the beauty of the scenery around her.

Being innocent and naïve, Little Red Riding Hood does not recognize the danger and evil within the Big Bad Wolf when they meet. Because she is pure, she does not know to look for the evil that the Big Bad Wolf represents. Her trust allows the Big Bad Wolf to engage in a conversation in which she informs him of her destination and her route.

“ I am going to see my grandmother and carry her a cake and a little pot of butter from my mother. It is beyond that mill you see there, at the first house in the village”. Little Red Riding Hood does not realize the wolf’s desires. She does not see that the wolf is very smart, sly, and sneaky. His true desire is to take her then, but knows that he can’t because too many people are around, so he gains her trust by talking to her and finding out where she is going so he can form a plan to beat her there and take her without witness!

In reading this story, I got a feeling of sadness. As parents, we sometimes forget to warn our children of the evils and dangers of the outside world. Little Red Riding Hood’s mother sent her to grandma’s house, but did not warn her to be careful of the dangers along the way. By not warning her of these dangers, Little Red Riding Hood is trustworthy when approached by this stranger, and lured into his trap of deception. “ The poor child did not know that it was dangerous to stay and talk to a wolf”. She falls for his trickery and is eventually eaten when she arrives at her grandmother’s house.

Little Red Riding Hood’s innocence makes her to be...
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