Anthro160Sept25 - Little Red Riding hood is a folktale that...

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Little Red Riding hood is a folktale that has changed much in its history. The version that most people today know was "Rotkäppchen" written by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. Its about a girl who travels through the woods to deliver food to her grandmother. The girl is approached by a wolf on the way, who eventually tricks her, and eats her and her grandmother. A woodcutter however comes to the rescue and cuts the wolf open The Brothers Grimm based most of the story on "Le petit chaperon rouge," an earlier version of the story published by Charles Perrault in 1697. This earlier version is more sinister and its moralistic message is more overt. Little red riding hood just gets eaten by the wolf in the end, there is no happy ending. and there is a ‘moral’ at the end that leaves no doubt as to the meaning of the story : - 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
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2008 for the course ANTHRO 160AC taught by Professor Briggs during the Fall '08 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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