Unformatted text preview: lie in bed with “grandma”. Upon removing her clothes and unknowingly joining the wolf in bed, she is eaten. Further research into these tales bring up images from some of the original books, such as the cover to Charles Perrault’s 1697 version, in which the girl is shown beneath the wolf in the bed, clearly a sexual meaning is intended in this tale. The basic idea of the tale itself, a young female, who is taken advantage by a male wolf (or at least he tries, depending on which version is read). The common moral to this story even tells children, such as in Perrault’s version “. ..especially attractive, well bred young ladies,. ..” warns of wolves who will try to charm and quest for young women. The red cloak only acts as one more symbol to the lust and passion that is intended for Little Red Riding Hood....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course ENGLISH 101 taught by Professor Spreecher during the Spring '06 term at Catholic.
- Spring '06