I believe this article should be taken down! Hi, Merie, sorry for my late response, I was busy in 'real' life. I am the author. How can I help you? An excellent analysis Tolovaj, hope it's okay but i've linked to it for my ballad about the story. Yes, it's partially true. There are many ways to interpret them. Caution is definitely one of them. Thanks, Red Gibson, for stopping by. I think that many fairy tales were advice to children disguised as bedtime stories: Beware of things you're not sure about.
The comments Time spent on nothing Thanks, Chanse, for your input. I am always fascinated with all the possibilities for an interpretation of seemingly a simple fairy tale. Great interpretations here. A lot adds to the present theme I'm about to explain. See, the story is an esoteric analogy of what's known as "the hero's journey" symbolized in many kid's stories. Back in medieval times the "common man" was prohibited from owning books, or writing them.
The privelage had to be earned via status with the Royals and the like. Nothing evil about it, despite the propaganda, which continues to this day, that the Church was spreading. These groups went secret to avoid the cruel, cold, and wicked punishments of the time. These people saw the holes in the accepted teachings and saw them as crystal-clear analogies and metaphors. The latter teaching the Golden Path that can, and needs to, Little Red Riding Hood, be taken by any individual psychologically willing and strong enough to take on the journey toward spiritual initiation.
Aka, insight of the discerning mind, or third eye. Long story short, Little Red Ridinghood symbolizes the sacred feminine within "Man," both male and female, also known as Wisdom. The wilderness is the same metaphor that's spoke of in Scripture. Yeshuah had to travel through it, proverbially, before his ascension. This and other sayings of Scripture is how, and why, members of Mystery Schools saw Yeshuah as nothing more than a mere mortal man whom either played the archetypal role of the Universal and Cosmic Christos, or was a messenger destined to spread the Esoteric Truth to any who had the open mindedness and discipline to listen.
The wolf represents Sawtawn--meaning "adversary"-- or the ego which enslaves the Mind and Spirit of the common person. Grandma is the Goddess "above", or the Macrocosmic Feminine. The latter being the intangible Truth behind the physical veil of illusion. So in short, the story speaks of the corruption of the Church in keeping the spiritual truth of our divinity as the greatest symbol of the cosmos as a whole holyvia archetype. In the beginning was the word Morpheus's line, in The Matrix, to Neo comes to mind.
It disquises itself as the "Grand Mother" by its patriarchal motives and demonizing of women. It wants to enslave or control the minds of the masses, and consume it's souls Lol, resistance is supposedly futile. In the end the huntsman with the double edged axe, the latter also symbolized as a sword in myths, saves the day via being "The Father. Hope this helps. Richard Well, it can be a cautionary tale, but it can also have a comforting effect with resurrection.
This was so interesting - you clearly have a deep interest and extensive knowledge of fairy tales :. This was fascinating.
I always thought of red riding hood as a cautionary tale so the not so happy ending makes more sense to me. Sorcerers Stone: You are right, myth of Persephone fits perfectly in this tale I explored that option in one of my blogs and if we look carefully, every single detail can have very special hidden meaning.
This is probably the major reason why this particular story will always stay in top 10 by popularity, no matter how many rewritings will be made.
Thanks for your thoughts, I appreciate that! You did a great job of exploring many options. I would Little Red Riding Hood that there are similarities to the story of Persephone. So the time spent in the wolf's stomach is sort of like Persephone's time in Hades. The wine would tie into that, too, since wine is "developed", transformed, and refers to Spirit, the transpersonal self.
Granny and wolf are undistinguishable by LRRH because the adolescent descent into adult sexuality looks frightening, and can "devour" us for a time, but in the end it is all a sacred design for the development of human maturity or wisdom. You don't get much wisdom if you don't explore the opposite sex! That's the alchemical perspective anyway!
So there are a few of my thoughts on the symbolism. What a treasury of knowledge you have and have researched your subject thoroughly for this obvious labor of love, you have fascinated me!!! I would like to think the story is just a fairy tale, but since not everyone could read and write in those times, we have to know that any of the authors were very intelligent people.
The various symbols tell their own story about Little Red Riding Hood time of the story's origin and authors. Thanks for the detailed background. Felicitas: Thee are many versions with happy endings for the wolf, including the Perrault's mentioned above. I have also seen the ones where wolf stands for his reputation and denies to attack anybody. And there are of course variants with happy endings for all characters.
But they don't bring the same message. It seems the Red Riding Hood with some kind of warning is the strongest of all. Again, you've offered so many symbolic aspects that I never thought of before. I doubt if there's a child anywhere who hasn't heard at least one of the versions. Still, I have respect for the wolf in today's society. I would like to see a fairy tale that redeems the wolf's reputation.
Don't know about likes and other stuff. It's a big system. Bugs are probably all around Let's hope they don't spread anything serious. It's amazing how interpretations can be so different with different people and times - the Red Riding Hood of my childhood was the sanitized version. I noticed Tipi's note about disappearing likes - I've experienced the same thing upon occasion recently, and it's been a while since polls or quizzes registered for me I'm so glad I peeked back in, I'm sure I blessed this but have been noticing some likes and blessing have disappeared in a glitch along the way Not really.
You just about covered every possible angle. Like ow you dig into the back story and give deeper explanations. You really took this story to levels I had never considered, even as a horny teenager. Red Riding Hood is a favorite in the US. I recently saw a movie titled Red Riding Hood that had the wolf as a werewolf. That is pretty much how I always saw the wolf since my teenage years. Great lens. I have a couple of Squidoo friends who live in Slovinia, and would like to be able to count you as a friend also.
Then all three were delighted. But the grandmother saw what was in his thoughts. Then the smell of the sausages reached the wolf, and he sniffed and peeped down, and at last stretched out his neck so far that he could no longer keep his footing and began to slip, and slipped down from the roof straight into the great trough, and was drowned.
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She, himself and them are examples of third person limited. Little Red Riding Hood big teeth you have," said Little Red Riding Hood her voice quivering slightly. Almost too late, Little Red Riding Hood realized that the person in the bed was not her Grandmother, but a hungry wolf.
She ran across the room and through the door, shouting, "Help! A woodsman who was chopping logs nearby heard her cry and ran towards the cottage as fast as he could. He grabbed the wolf and made him spit out the poor Grandmother who was a bit frazzled by the whole experience, but still in one piece.
You've learned an important lesson. Thank goodness you shouted loud enough for this kind woodsman to hear you! The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer. Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat.
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Little Red Riding Hood. One day Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her granny. Who will she meet in the wood? Watch and find out! Preparation. Story developed by Cambridge English Online. Game. Documents. Print the story. Print an activity for the story. Print the answers. Discussion. Jul 27, · The Little Red Riding Hood story is among the most popular fairy tales in the world. This is a story about the never-ending fight between good and evil, a story about greed and hope, a story about responsibility and second chances Red Riding Hood, or Red Cap, is an old fairy tale, known in many different variations, and each one of them. [Fairy Tales] [Little Red Ridinghood Activities] Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest. Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood. LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD Summary A young girl, Little Red Riding Hood, sets off through the woods to visit her sick grandmother. Along the way, she meets a wolf. The wolf rushes ahead of her to her grandmothers home, where he impersonates Little Red Riding Hood to gain access. Claiming that this is a “reimagining” of Little Red Riding Hood compelled me to read the original fairy tale, which can be found in the collected works of Charles Perrault under the name Le Petit Chaperon Rouge (Little Red Riding Hood) and the Brothers Grimm as Rotkäppchen (Little Red Cap). The original is a rather gross, insane story/5(). With her recognizable red hood, Little Red Riding Hood is one of the most famous fairy tales in the world. Many children learn of her adventure through the woods at a very young age, myself included. And as a child, I was always scared for Little Red Riding Hood when she met the Wolf. Always felt sad when the Wolf ate Grandmother and Little Red. Heay Little Red Riding Hood Costume for Girls Kids Halloween Cosplay Costume Age Years Description. Polyester and spandex,soft fabric; This kids little red riding hood costume comes with a red dress,attached apron, hooded cape,headband and candy rifilrocheckcenpo.stosinatflirridekefedtethenesspo.co Rating: % positive. Jul 27, · The Little Red Riding Hood story is among the most popular fairy tales in the world. This is a story about the never-ending fight between good and evil, a story about greed and hope, a story about responsibility and second chances. Dec 15, · Little Red Riding Hood is a timeless classic children’s story about little red riding hood and the wolf. The story is a European folk tale, this version retold by Charles Perrault. by: Charles Perrault. FULL TEXT FROM THE BOOK: Once upon a time there lived in a certain village a little country girl, the prettiest creature who was ever seen. Mar 06, · Little Red Riding-Hood was very pleased to be sent on this errand, for she liked to do kind things, and it was so very long since she had seen her grandmother that she had almost forgotten what the dame looked like. The sun was shining brightly, but it was not too warm under the shade of the old trees, and Red Riding-Hood sang with glee as she.
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