LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD
The Little Red Riding Hood story is among the most popular fairy tales in the world. Known early on as "Red Cap", the chronicle follows her adventures through the woods to her grandmother’s house. Once there, she fights for her life after the wolf has eaten her grandma. A huntsman or a woodcutter, but definitely a man, saves her and her nana.
First told in the 1600s, it is a story about the never-ending fight between good and evil. Sometimes both grandma and grand-daughter are eaten, but both are always saved. In any version, the females are passive or powerless and the male is the savior. The wolf is a predator in the woods, but a wolf is also a human predator. However we interpret this story, the bad guy dies and good girls are saved!
Little Red Riding Hood lived in the woods with her mother. One day Little Red Riding Hood went to visit her granny. She had a nice cake in her basket. On her way, Little Red Riding Hood met a wolf.
‘Hello!’ said the wolf. ‘Where are you going?’
‘I’m going to see my grandmother. She lives in a house behind those trees.’
The wolf ran to Granny’s house and ate Granny up. He got into Granny’s bed. A little later, Little Red Riding Hood reached the house. She looked at the wolf.
‘Granny, what big eyes you have!’
‘All the better to see you with!’ said the wolf.
‘Granny, what big ears you have!’'
All the better to hear you with!’ said the wolf.
‘Granny, what a big nose you have!’
‘All the better to smell you with!’ said the wolf.
‘Granny, what big teeth you have!’
‘All the better to eat you with!’ shouted the wolf.
A woodcutter was in the woods. He heard a loud scream and ran to the house. The woodcutter hit the wolf over the head. The wolf opened his mouth wide, shouted and Granny jumped out.
The wolf ran away and Little Red Riding Hood never saw the wolf again.