History Literature / LittleRedRidingHood

21st Jun '16 12:24:36 AM PaulA
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* {{Sequel}}: The GrimmBrothers included a second tale, in which she is once again approached by a wolf; she hurries off down the trail, and immediately tells her grandmother about it when she arrives, and her grandmother therefore has them bar the door. When they do not let it in, it climbs on the roof to pounce when she leaves. The grandmother gives Little Red Riding Hood water in which sausages had been cooked and has her pour it out the window into a trough. The wolf, smelling the sausages, leaned over so far that it fell into the trough and drowned. After that, she had no more problems with creatures in the woods.

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* {{Sequel}}: The GrimmBrothers Creator/TheBrothersGrimm included a second tale, in which she is once again approached by a wolf; she hurries off down the trail, and immediately tells her grandmother about it when she arrives, and her grandmother therefore has them bar the door. When they do not let it in, it climbs on the roof to pounce when she leaves. The grandmother gives Little Red Riding Hood water in which sausages had been cooked and has her pour it out the window into a trough. The wolf, smelling the sausages, leaned over so far that it fell into the trough and drowned. After that, she had no more problems with creatures in the woods.
7th Jun '16 10:56:04 AM Jeduthun
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* CharacterDeath: Some variations have Little Red escape but still bump off poor Granny.

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* CharacterDeath: Some variations have Little Red escape but still bump off poor Granny. In other versions, they both die. In still other versions, they both escape but the woodcutter kills the wolf.



** Played straight in the more modern Grimm version where the young girl is rescued via deus ex machina

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** Played straight in the more modern Grimm version where the young girl is rescued via deus ex machinaDeusExMachina.



* PaperThinDisguise: Even at close quarters, Red is at most merely suspicious of the wolf, even though he has not disguised himself further than putting on the old woman's clothes. Either Granmother was hairy, Red was blind, or both.

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* PaperThinDisguise: Even at close quarters, Red is at most merely suspicious of the wolf, even though he has not disguised himself further than putting on the old woman's clothes. Either Granmother Grandmother was hairy, Red was blind, or both.



* PoliticalCorrectnessGoneMad: Spoofed in ''Literature/PoliticallyCorrectBedtimeStories'' when Red Riding Hood chastises the "Woodchopper-Person" for being sexist and speciesist for "assuming that womyn and wolves canít solve their own problems without a man's help!"



* TooSmartForStrangers: Nope, she wasn't. It's Often used as AnAesop.

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* TooSmartForStrangers: Nope, she wasn't. It's Often often used as AnAesop.
7th Jun '16 10:46:16 AM Jeduthun
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* TheBigBadWolf has his own trope, and likely helped to inspire names like the BigBad.

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* TheBigBadWolf has his own trope, and likely helped to inspire names like the BigBad.BigBad, BigBadFriend, and so on.
1st May '16 4:16:43 AM Homemaderat
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** [[OlderThanTheyThink Although some of these are more reconstructing older versions than fracturing in historical context.]]
21st Apr '16 1:04:47 PM rufusluciusivan
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* DisproportionateRetribution: Early versions that end happily for Red Riding Hood often show the Wolf's punishment being downright horrible. In one version, when the Huntsman cuts her free, then fills his stomach with rocks, he wakes up, then tries to flee, and the weight of the stones causes him to tear himself in half. In another version, he wanders off without noticing, simply thinking his meal isn't settling well, tries to take a drink at a stream, and then the weight causes him to fall in, and he drowns. Long story short, many versions show that Red and the Huntsman are without mercy.

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* DisproportionateRetribution: Early versions that end happily for Red Riding Hood often show the Wolf's punishment being downright horrible. In one version, when the Huntsman cuts her free, then fills his stomach with rocks, he wakes up, then tries to flee, and the weight of the stones causes him to tear himself in half. In another version, he wanders off without noticing, simply thinking his meal isn't settling well, tries to take a drink at a stream, and then the weight causes him to fall in, and he drowns. Long story short, many versions show that Red and the Huntsman are without mercy. It overlaps with PayEvilUntoEvil in the versions where the wolf still kills and eats the grandmother.


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* PayEvilUntoEvil: As mentioned in DisproportionateRetribution above, the Huntsman and the Red Riding Hood can be without mercy when they punish the wolf. However, since he killed and ate the grandmother, one could argue that the wolf got what he deserved.
4th Apr '16 7:42:03 AM Jeduthun
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* TwiceToldTale: The story has been told and retold (and [[FracturedFairyTale parodied]]) literally countless times. It's harder to find a collection of FairyTales that ''doesn't'' have this story in it somewhere.
28th Feb '16 3:34:54 PM MsChibi
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* ''Manga/AkazukinChaCha'' (although it's only ''very'' loosely based on it)
13th Jan '16 1:24:07 PM Jeduthun
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* IconicOutfit: A little girl in a red hooded cloak is ''immediately'' recognizable as coming from this story. To a lesser extent, the wolf in grandma's nightgown.
31st Oct '15 1:07:56 PM Silverblade2
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* BittersweetEnding: In some versions, the wolf eats the Grandma but the girl manages to escape.
25th Oct '15 9:55:48 AM MiinU
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The dialogue continues in this pattern (but omits GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave) until she makes the comment:

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The dialogue continues in this pattern (but omits GrandmaWhatMassiveHotnessYouHave) pattern, until she makes the comment:
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