Annotated Bibliography - Little Red Riding Hood

In the tale "Little Red Riding Hood" By Charles Perrault points out that Children, especially attractive, well breed young ladies, should never talk to strangers, for if they do, they are going to end up facing a dilemma. For example: In his version of the tale, the wolf eats red and she dies. The ending in the story shows us females that we are weak and cannot stand up for themselves. The wolf in this case, is indirectly aiming towards the men's/boys. Beyond the assumption that this tale is geared exclusively towards young teenagers especially girls, to convey a message. Charles Perrault version is stereotyping us women's in a way. This selected bibliography is intended both to serve and to stimulate the changes that should have happened in Perrault's and many other authors versions. I will write about the different versions of Little Red Riding Hood and the feminist analysis towards it. I will also write about the "sexual" content which was included in other Little Red Riding Hood tales. My main intention in this bibliography is to show the role of a women in the different versions of little red riding hood and will state all the reasons why mostly all little red riding hood tales are biased towards the women.


Scoot Kv. "Business Metaphors For Women: Little Red Riding Hood." Copyright 2016 Women's
Party of America, Inc. Web. 10 Dec 2013.

This publication focuses on rules for business women's by connecting it to the tale. It talks about how women's need to stop listening to people who tells them about rules. To be a successful business women you can't be positive. It is a sign of weakness. You have to make others fearful. The less others in business know about you, the more you can be protected against attacks. I could use this journal to support my argument by showing that as a women you can't always be naive & how being fearless and smart can protect you.

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This image shows both Red Riding Hood and her mother wearing aprons, which suggests time spent doing traditional female activities of cleaning and cooking, and a stereotypical concern to keep their clothing and thus appearance neat and tidy. No father is present or mentioned; however, the mother‘s concern that Red Riding Hood stays on ―the path and be careful. She is also given instructions by her mother on how to present herself in a proper feminine fashion; ―walk nicely and quietly and stay on the path. It can support my claim that women's are always looked upon differently and they have to act in a "certain" way in the society we live in.


Buchinger Michael. "Desexualizing Little Red Riding Hood: A Comparison of Charles Perrault's
and the Brothers Grimm's Versions of the Popular Fairy Tale" Academia.edu.

This publication describes the differences and similarities of the tale in Perrault's and Grimm's Version. It also describes the role of women in the tale. It addresses that Perrault's "Little Red Riding Hood" is simply about a promiscuous young woman who falls for the charm of a womanizer, who, in this tale, is represented by a wolf and only wants to get her into bed in order to "eat" her, which is quite clearly a symbol for sexual intercourse. It also tells us that it is, Little Red Riding Hood's own fault that she died, because she could not resist the temptation of her charming suitor. Perrault's story is a cautionary tale: The heroine got what she deserved because she was naive, didn't stay on the right path. Whereas, In the Grimm's version it basically talks about how if you don't follow the rules of female obedience then your going to face a dilemma. The rescue by the hunter, which the Grimm's added to the story, symbolized the social protection
It could also be assumed that the lesson the Grimm's are trying to teach is "Stay on the path, do what is expected of you and don't try to act outside of your gender role". In the end, Little Red Cap has learned her lesson, vows to "never leave the path. While Perrault's version is intended for young