Exercise F - Seminar In Composition Exercise F Ryan...

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Seminar In Composition Ryan McCreary Exercise F 11/16/07 Exercise F Angela Carter’s “The Company of Wolves,” provides a unique continuation of the story “Little Red Cap” by the Brothers Grimm, by expanding on many original themes with a different style. In “Little Red Cap” the story is filled with a number of symbols that allude to the menstrual cycle of women and sex in general. For example, it is believed that the wolf is a symbol of a sexual predator, and “staying on the path” instead of venturing into the woods can be seen as an allusion to abstinence. Even the title, “Little Red Cap” is a direct symbol of the menstrual cycle. I find it interesting that before even reading the text it is possible to distinguish the theme of the writing by the symbol of the title. Contrary to modern belief, the story was written for adults and not children; therefore there are many allusions to sex. These allusions where incorporated into the text through the many symbols. Angela Carter furthers expands upon these symbols and themes in her writing of
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