“The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich is a short story about two Native American brothers, Lyman and Henry, and their growing bond as brothers. Symbolism is used rather heavily in this story. One of the main symbols of the story, as noted in the title, is the red convertible. The red convertible symbolizes the relationship status of the two brothers, and the struggles they face as Henry is drafted into the Vietnam War as well as when he returns home.
Growing up in today’s society can be traumatizing for any child. When it comes to growing up as a young girl, however, it can be downright devastating, but not only for the child but the parent as well. There are so many decisions to be made when choosing how to raise your child, assuring that you have instilled proper values to develop a healthy sense of self-worth and confidence.
In the children’s book, The Other Side by Jacqueline Woodson, a little girl named Clover and a girl named Annie live on two separate sides of a fence. The book exists in a time when segregation was in the United States. Clover does not recognize the color of Annie’s skin and does not understand why she cannot be on the same side as her. Annie and Clover understand they should not play with one another. Knowing they would get in trouble by being friends, they still talked to one another as if they had known one another for a while.
I can hear the children making a ruckus in the backyard, and the wind whistling through the trees. On this hot, summer, Sunday afternoon and John Jr. and Loretta are playing with all of their toys, while their father sits on the porch and enjoys his snuff. My eyes peer across the room to see him, my husband, through the windows as I walk to take my seat next to him on the porch where I will finish today’s stitching. Loretta is turning six next month, so I am making her a cross stitch pattern on a special blanket John Thomas bought her last week when he was in the city. The surprise must be well reserved, so I hide it when she comes near. “Mama!” calls John Jr. “When’s Granmama comin’? I’m already gettin’ hungry.”
The stories of Red Riding Hood are all similar but different in their very own way depending on the author who wrote it and depending on the time it was published as well. For example, Charles Perrault wrote “Little Red Riding Hood” in 1697. In the book The Classic Fairy Tales, Maria Tatar states, “We often think of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ as a story with a whiff of the archaic, but it is in fact alive and present in our own culture with near manic expressive intensity” (5). We all have heard at least some sort of tale about Red Riding Hood whether it was from a book, TV show, movie etc. It is mainly about a little girl called Red Riding Hood who is sent off to deliver her grandmother some goodies and on her way she comes across a wolf
That night Sally was in bed and she heard some noises, but she didn't think much about it. She got up to see what it was. It was Aunt Sally sleep walking! Aunt Sarah came into Sally’s room and fell on her! Sally tried to get her off, but when she woke up, she screamed at Sally! That’s when Sally knew she had to do something about Aunt Sarah.
Mama took you on a ride with mama, until you arrived as a confused boy standing in front of rusty gates. Mama carried you in, KNOCK KNOCK until you saw me sitting behind a big glass wall. You ran towards me with full grin on your face. Until KNOCK KNOCK a big glass wall was in front of you. You tried so hard to KNOCK KNOCK down my door. Until mama had to pull you away from the glass. With your face of disappointment and harm.
The Grimm’s folktale have been around through many generations. Even tho there are many different kinds of fairy tales; the Grimm brothers created a folktale about a young girl in a red cape. Throughout time, the folktale known as Little Red Cap has been read to throughout the world. The story is to be told as a young girl who wears a red cape; travels through the woods to take treats to her grandmothers who happens to be sick. When she arrives at her grandmother’s house, little does she know an unexpected guest had arrived.
These three stories of “Little Red Riding Hood” all have their differences that change the story. The first difference that can be perceived is the description of the little girl in the beginning of the story. In first story by Achille Millien they give little to no details about the little girl. This makes the story appear to have a faster pace than the other 2. The second story by Charles Perrault gives more detail about little red as it calls her “the prettiest creature in all the land.” It also tells how her grandmother adored her so excessively that she got her a red hood. These details help to build a plot and keep the story interesting. Then in the 3rd story by Wilhelm Grimm gives the most amount of detail giving more backstory that allows the reader to feel more attached to her. This shows the evolution of the authors trying to reach their audience by letting them get to know the characters in the story. The second discrepancy among these three stories, which is probably the most obvious, is the ending. In the first story the ending tells how the little girl outwitted the wolf and escaped her death. The second story tells a more somber story as both the grandmother and the little girl met their tragic deaths. Then in the final story both the grandmother and the little girl survive. This in my opinion shows how over time people seek happier endings rather than end their stories in a tragic tone. This leap shows how this story became a children’s story as it progresses
I believe the central theme of this short folktale would be that being different isn't always a bad thing. From the beginning Little Red took advice but ultimately liked to try to do it his own way and on his own terms. As we see in the text "Come, we’ll show you the way to do things; you must do so, and you must do so,’ he said, ‘You can do so if you like, but I’ll do things my own way!’" shows how red is open to learning but like to try things on his own. Many believed he was stuck up but in actuality that wasn't the case. In the end Red showed how trying things differently can pay off since he was able to kill the
Little Red Riding Hood planned to go into the woods alone but Baker and Wife helped to accompany her into the woods. This was because the Baker and Wife wanted Little Red Riding Hood arrive into her grandmother's house safely. But, when they arrive in the wood, the wood are so messy, Little Red Riding Hood cannot find the path that through the granny’s house. Suddenly the Giant’s wife appear, now Little Red Riding Hood know about the destroyed her house and loss her mother
Have you ever put much thought into fairytales and there characters? Goldilocks and Little Red Riding hood are two of the fairytale characters that most children grow up hearing the tales of. They have many similarities for example, both stories take place in a woodsy area, and involve big furry animals that go into a house. They have things that make them different too. One thing that makes them different is that Goldilocks has three big furry animals, whereas Little red riding hood only has one. They are both brave young girls that venture of in the forest by themselves. There are many more differences and similarities between the two stories.
This lack of educated women and powerful men lead to women being depicted badly throughout literature. Since the origin of the Little Red Riding Hood story occurred before the woman’s equality movement there are many indicators of old stereotypes built into the main characters. This story can help readers understand how women were perceived during this time period as a type of time capsule. Both of these stories’ societies at the time of being written effected the story which caused the stories to be pulled in different directions. These differences in plot help form different morals and lessons that children will learn while reading.
From a purely superficial standpoint, Ninja Red Riding Hood is, from the beginning, a much different Little Red Riding Hood story than we are used to, in the sense that it is from the wolf’s perspective and the story begins and ends with him, as well as the fact that it is in a reimagined setting. It is also different because in the end, the protagonist faces the wolf head-on as equals, and is able to convince the wolf to abandon his “bad” instinct-driven ways, and find his inner peace. However, the major textual plot points that are present in Grimm’s “Little Red Cap”, such as the wolf distracting Red in the woods, him racing to grandmother’s house to trick and eat her, and the ever famous “Granny, what big ears you have” lines are all still there, though paraphrased to fit the slightly sarcastic theme of the book.