Little Red Riding Hood Rides Again–and Again and Again and Again

One of the fairy tales that seems to attract multiple reinterpretations and adaptations is ‘Red Riding Hood’: Angela Carter’s subversive wolf stories (including ‘The Company of Wolves’) and Marissa Meyer’s SF version ‘Scarlet’ (in her Lunar Chronicles series) are excellent examples. But the ‘original’ tale itself, that of Perrault and the Grimms, was unstable and has existed in many variant forms as this interesting paper shows:

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  1. firekrank says:

    It’s almost impossible to escape LRRH in my work. This fairy tale has definitely demonised wolves in popular imagination.

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