Little red riding hood folktale

Characters: Little Red Riding Hood, Grandma, The Wolf, The Hunter/Woodcutter

Setting: The Woods and her Grandma's House

Plot Summary: Once upon a time there was a sweet little girl. Her grandmother gave her a red riding hood, and shortly after everybody started calling her Little Red Riding Hood. One day mother told the girl her grandmother fell ill. Because she lived alone deep in the woods, she'd be happy to get some food. Her mother gave her a basket of food to Little Red Riding Hood and told her: "Don't stray from the path!" The girl promised but soon forgot about her mother's warning. After a while, she met a wolf in the woods. He asked her where she was going and she told him about her granny's bad health and where she lives. Wolf tricked her to stop and pick some flowers. In the meantime, the wolf ran to the granny's house. The wolf, pretending to be her granddaughter, entered the her house and then ate her. Then he put on her clothes and waited for Little Red Riding Hood. When she came in, the famous dialogue about great arms, great ears, and great teeth followed. After that the wolf ate the girl and took a nap. Soon after a huntsman came by the house and heard snoring. He entered cautiously, saw the sleeping monster in granny's bed and guessed what happened. Then he opened sleeping wolf's stomach with a knife. Granny and Red Riding Hood came out and helped the huntsman to fill wolf's stomach with stones. When the wolf woke up, he tried to run away, but stones were too heavy. He fell down and died. Little Red Riding Hood, her grandma, and huntsman lived happily ever after.

Symbol: The symbol of the story is to not trust strangers especially based on appearances.

Archetype: You gain wisdom from experiences. After Red Riding Hood and the Hunter defeated the wolf she learned to not trust strangers.

Meaning: Listen to the warnings or advice people give you or else pay the consequences.

Significance: People give out warnings for a reason, don't ignore them and don't talk and trust strangers.

Created By
Nadia Bugarini

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