History YMMV / LittleRedRidingHood

13th Jan '18 8:36:17 AM Nire
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** 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 here]].
21st Dec '17 7:01:07 PM SantosLHalper
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-->'''Charles Perrault:''' ''From this story one learns that children, especially young girls, pretty, courteous and well-bred, should never talk to strangers, for it is not unheard of for the Wolf to provided with his dinner so. I say "Wolf", but all wolves are of the same type; there is one kind with an amenable disposition – neither noisy, nor hateful, nor angry, but tame, obliging and gentle, who follow the girls in the streets and even into their homes, and it is these gentle wolves are most dangerous of all.''

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-->'''Charles Perrault:''' ''From this story one learns that children, especially young girls, pretty, courteous and well-bred, should never talk to strangers, for it is not unheard of for the Wolf a wolf to provided with his dinner so. this way. I say "Wolf", "wolf", but not all wolves are of the same type; there is one kind with an amenable disposition – disposition— neither noisy, nor hateful, nor angry, but tame, obliging and gentle, who follow the girls in the streets and even into their homes, and it is these gentle wolves are most dangerous of all.''
21st Dec '17 7:00:09 PM SantosLHalper
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Big Bad Wolf. While people know him to be a predator who tricks a little girl into telling him about her grandmother, other versions have a more disturbing take on him. The song, "Little Red Riding Hood", has him be a StalkerWithACrush who just wants to walk with Red through the woods. Other darker versions have him be a sexual predator who tries to take Red by force. Yikes. This was, indeed, the ''original'' interpretation.
-->'''Charles Perrault:''' ''Children, especially attractive, well bred young ladies, should never talk to strangers, for if they should do so, they may well provide dinner for a wolf. I say "wolf," but there are various kinds of wolves. There are also those who are charming, quiet, polite, unassuming, complacent, and sweet, who pursue young women at home and in the streets. And unfortunately, it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all.''

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Big Bad Wolf. While people know him to be a predator who tricks a little girl into telling him about her grandmother, other versions have a more disturbing take on him. The song, "Little Red Riding Hood", has him be a StalkerWithACrush who just wants to walk with Red through the woods. Other darker versions have him be a sexual predator who tries to take Red by force. Yikes. This force-- this was, indeed, the ''original'' interpretation.
-->'''Charles Perrault:''' ''Children, ''From this story one learns that children, especially attractive, well bred young ladies, girls, pretty, courteous and well-bred, should never talk to strangers, for if they should do so, they may well provide it is not unheard of for the Wolf to provided with his dinner for a wolf. so. I say "wolf," "Wolf", but all wolves are of the same type; there are various kinds of wolves. There are also those is one kind with an amenable disposition – neither noisy, nor hateful, nor angry, but tame, obliging and gentle, who are charming, quiet, polite, unassuming, complacent, and sweet, who pursue young women at home and follow the girls in the streets. And unfortunately, streets and even into their homes, and it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all.''''
%%Paraphrased from Wikipedia
21st Dec '17 6:53:56 PM SantosLHalper
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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Big Bad Wolf. While people know him to be a predator who tricks a little girl into telling him about her grandmother, other versions have a more disturbing take on him. The song, "Little Red Riding Hood", has him be a StalkerWithACrush who just wants to walk with Red through the woods. Other darker versions have him be a sexual predator who tries to take Red by force. Yikes.

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* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: The Big Bad Wolf. While people know him to be a predator who tricks a little girl into telling him about her grandmother, other versions have a more disturbing take on him. The song, "Little Red Riding Hood", has him be a StalkerWithACrush who just wants to walk with Red through the woods. Other darker versions have him be a sexual predator who tries to take Red by force. Yikes. This was, indeed, the ''original'' interpretation.
-->'''Charles Perrault:''' ''Children, especially attractive, well bred young ladies, should never talk to strangers, for if they should do so, they may well provide dinner for a wolf. I say "wolf," but there are various kinds of wolves. There are also those who are charming, quiet, polite, unassuming, complacent, and sweet, who pursue young women at home and in the streets. And unfortunately, it is these gentle wolves who are the most dangerous ones of all.''
14th Dec '17 12:06:50 PM Lightice
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** The werewolf part also comes up from time to time. Some may think 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 of the talking wolf being one was no real stretch of the imagination.

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** The werewolf part also comes up from time to time. Some may think 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 of the talking wolf being one was no real stretch of the imagination. Indeed, depending on the version the wolf may be anything from an ogre to a vampire to even a tiger.
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".
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