fairy tale module
Parents are mixed: they don't want their child to grow up too fast, but they feel complimented when friends say, "Your child acts so grown up!" Although they want to delay exposure to adult information and life experience until they feel their child is old enough to responsibly manage it, when their child acquires performance skills and sophisticated understandings beyond the norm for her age, they feel proud about this advanced level of accomplishment.
Forget everything you ever thought you knew about fairy tales, and " Little Red Riding Hood ."
Two stories in the Times over the past few days raise the same kinds of questions: How young is too young?
and other tales of Aarne-Thompson-Uther type 333 translated and/or edited by
from Politically Correct Bedtime Stories by James Finn Garner.
by James Thurber One afternoon a big wolf waited in a dark forest for a little girl to come along carrying a basket of food to her grandmother. Finally a little girl did come along and she was carrying a basket of food.
Statement of Responsibility : Alessandra Levorato Notes : The language and linguistic organization of a dozen versions, old and new, of the 'Little Red Riding Hood' story are analysed using a variety of theoretical approaches to uncover the contribution of fairy tales to the discourse of gender relations over time.
Little Red Riding Hood is a very popular fairy tale about a young girl meeting a wolf while delivering a cake to her Grandmother. Many times throughout history, this story has been changed to make it adapt to that particular period and to different audiences.