History YMMV / LittleRedRidingHood

28th Mar '17 11:48:52 PM bobg
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* IAmNotShazam: The wolf is sometimes mistakenly called the Big Bad Wolf, which is the title of the wolf from TheThreeLittlePigs and not the wolf from this story.
13th Jan '17 10:16:14 AM Homemaderat
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* CriticalResearchFailure: One of the primary instances to invoke this with fairy tales. Lots of people are unaware of the history.
** Such as Perrault so far being the first known to ever used "red" importantly in the story.
** Bringing up sex symbolism even though the versions where sex was in the story predate both Perrault and Brothers Grimm and were not included in their versions.
** Werewolf inclusion, a lot of people think this is a modern addition even though older versions did indeed call the wolf a "loup garou".

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* CriticalResearchFailure: One When one is talking about fairy tales, one often comes across areas of their history where this trope and CowboyBebopAtHisComputer come up. It of course doesn't help that even people who make it their lives work studying some of these tales, still don't know the full roadmap, so it becomes hard to judge the average troper to know everything, but some prominent examples are as follows.
** A lot of big deal is often made about the symbolism
of the primary instances red cape to invoke the story's supposed metaphor. Why this with fairy tales. Lots of people are unaware of is a problem is that Perrault's version written down in the history.
** Such as Perrault so far being
17th Century is the first known to ever used "red" importantly in the story.
** Bringing up sex symbolism
even though make a big deal about the versions colored cape. The story was told for centuries before there was a red hood to be symbolized.
** Likewise there is untold amount of speculation from Perrault's having the wolf ask for red to strip off her clothes to get into bed naked with him is a sexual metaphor. This besides the general assumption that the story itself has pedophilia undertones. Problem again coming from what people are picking up on are remnants of older tales
where sex was in itself is sometimes included. Others nipped this in the story predate both Perrault tail so to speak as attitudes changed from region to region and Brothers Grimm and were not included century to century.
** This of course comes
in their versions.
** Werewolf inclusion, a lot of
general to HotterAndSexier variants where what some people may consider themselves to be a FracturedFairyTale are really reconstructing something OlderThanTheyThink.
** The werewolf part also comes up from time to time. Some may
think this the idea of turning the wolf into a werewolf or shapeshifter is a modern twist. While never a mainstream idea, some areas of France did in fact have versions of the story in which the wolf is called a "loup garou" their term for werewolves. For people scared of werewolves, the addition even though of the talking wolf being one was no real stretch of the imagination.
** You can red some [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6142964/Fairy-tales-have-ancient-origin.html similar views on the
older versions did indeed call the wolf a "loup garou".here]].



* OlderThanTheyThink:
** This story's origins are [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6142964/Fairy-tales-have-ancient-origin.html even older than Perrault]].
** It's also often a point people think the HotterAndSexier versions of the story are a new idea. Even though versions where the girl is older and hints of sex or direct sex used to be a regular part of the story.
6th Jan '17 8:11:38 AM SeptimusHeap
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* FreudWasRight: A common interpretation of the tale is as an Aesop about a young girl's burgeoning sexuality, with the wolf standing in as a sexually aggressive man. The red hood is often interpreted as representing menstruation, carnality, virginity, or sin in general.
** The musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' may be going with this interpretation, mainly the original '80s stage version where the Wolf has, ahem, visible genitals.
31st Aug '16 12:37:30 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Such as Perrault so far being the first known to ever used "red" importantly in the story

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** Such as Perrault so far being the first known to ever used "red" importantly in the storystory.
31st Aug '16 12:36:57 PM 64SuperNintendo
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** Werewolf inclusion, a lot of people think this is a modern addition even though older versions did indeed call the wolf a "loup garou"

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** Werewolf inclusion, a lot of people think this is a modern addition even though older versions did indeed call the wolf a "loup garou"garou".
25th Jul '16 7:59:25 AM kataangluvr
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** The musical ''Theatre/IntoTheWoods'' may be going with this interpretation, mainly the original '80s stage version where the Wolf has, ahem, visible genitals.
16th May '16 10:48:25 PM bobg
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* MoralEventHorizon: The wolf crosses it in the versions where he feeds Red her dead grandmas remains.
1st May '16 4:23:45 AM Homemaderat
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In some versions where the wolf tricks the girl into eating some of Grandma's dead body and blood, a cat suddenly comes to call her a slut because she eats her grandma... then the cat is never heard again.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: In some versions where the wolf tricks the girl into eating some of Grandma's dead body and blood, a cat suddenly comes to call her a slut because she eats her grandma... then the cat is never heard again. Clearly Grandma lives in a very strange neighborhood.
30th Oct '15 1:15:17 PM cricri3007
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* CrackPairing: Red/Wolf. It exists.
7th Oct '15 7:59:33 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* OlderThanTheyThink: This story's origins are [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6142964/Fairy-tales-have-ancient-origin.html even older than Perrault]].
** Also often a point people think the HotterAndSexier versions of the story are a new idea. Even though versions where the girl is older and hints of sex or direct sex used to be a regular part of the story.

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* OlderThanTheyThink: OlderThanTheyThink:
**
This story's origins are [[http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6142964/Fairy-tales-have-ancient-origin.html even older than Perrault]].
** Also It's also often a point people think the HotterAndSexier versions of the story are a new idea. Even though versions where the girl is older and hints of sex or direct sex used to be a regular part of the story.
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