The wolf plunged into it and drowned. In , the Brothers Grimm concluded the tale as we know it today, reducing the somber undertones of other versions. Mar 9, Magda Origjanska. Little Red Riding Hood Hungry for revenge, the people call on famed werewolf hunter, Father Solomon Gary Oldman , to help them kill the wolf. But Solomon's arrival brings unintended consequences as he warns that the wolf, who takes human form by day, could be any one of them.
As the death toll rises with each moon, Valerie begins to suspect that the werewolf could be someone she loves. Panic grips the town as Valerie discovers that she has a unique connection to the beast-one that inexorably draws them together, making her both suspect Horror, Romance. Catherine Hardwicke. Jun 14, Amanda Seyfried as Valerie. Gary Oldman as Solomon. Billy Burke as Cesaire. Shiloh Fernandez as Peter. Max Irons as Henry.
Virginia Madsen as Suzette. Lukas Haas as Father Auguste. Julie Christie as Grandmother. Shauna Kain as Roxanne. Michael Hogan as The Reeve. Adrian Holmes as Captain. Cole Heppell as Claude. Christine Willes as Madame Lazar.
Michael Shanks as Adrien Lazar. Kacey Rohl as Prudence. Carmen Lavigne as Rose. Don Thompson as Tavern Owner. Matt Ward as Captain's Brother. Megan Charpentier as Young Valerie. Greenburg as Young Peter. Jennifer V. Halley as Marguerite.
Alexandria Maillot as Lucie. Archie Rice as Wolf Voice. Bella King as Solomon's Daughter. Olivia Steele-Falconer as Solomon's Daughter. Alexander Pesusich as Man in Wolf Costume. Jordan Becker as Woodcutter. James Michalopolous as Solomon's Soldier. Darren Shahlavi as Solomon's Soldier.
Dalias Blake as Solomon's Soldier. Michael D. Adamthwaite as Solomon's Soldier. Lauro Chartrand as Solomon's Soldier. Brad Kelly as Solomon's Soldier. James N. Barker wrote a variation of Little Red Riding Hood in as an approximately word story. It was later reprinted in in a book of collected stories edited by William E Burton, called the Cyclopedia of Wit and Humor. The reprint also features a wood engraving of a clothed wolf on a bended knee holding Little Red Riding Hood's hand.
In the 20th century, the popularity of the tale appeared to snowball, with many new versions being written and produced, especially in the wake of Freudian analysis, deconstruction and feminist critical theory. See "Modern uses and adaptations" below. This trend has also led to a number of academic texts being written that focus on Little Red Riding Hood, including works by Alan Dundes and Jack Zipes. Apart from the overt warning about talking to strangers, there are many interpretations of the classic fairy tale, many of them sexual.
Folklorists and cultural anthropologists , such as P. Her red hood could represent the bright sun which is ultimately swallowed by the terrible night the wolf , and the variations in which she is cut out of the wolf's belly represent the dawn.
The tale has been interpreted as a puberty rite, stemming from a prehistoric origin sometimes an origin stemming from a previous matriarchal era. Bruno Bettelheim , in The Uses of Enchantment : The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales , recast the Little Red Riding Hood motif in terms of classic Freudian analysis, that shows how fairy tales educate, support, and liberate children's emotions.
The motif of the huntsman cutting open the wolf he interpreted as a "rebirth"; the girl who foolishly listened to the wolf has been reborn as a new person. Loki 's explanations for the strange behavior of " Freyja " actually Thor disguised as Freyja mirror the wolf's explanations for his strange appearance. The red hood has often been given great importance in many interpretations, with a significance from the dawn to blood. A sexual analysis of the tale may also include negative connotations in terms of rape or abduction.
Such tellings bear some similarity to the "animal bridegroom" tales, such as Beauty and the Beast or The Frog Prince , but where the heroines of those tales revert the hero to a prince, these tellings of Little Red Riding Hood reveal to the heroine that she has a wild nature like the hero's.
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Les Collections de L'Histoires 36 : The Romantic Review. Retrieved January 17, Red Riding Hood. England: Brown Watson. Retrieved It seems trees are an endless source of inspiration in folklore. There are many speculations why the forest is so important but we can also stick to the obvious: Most people in medieval or pre-medieval times lived near forests. People's existence have been closely related to the woods for practically forever, but forests also represent unknown, although very serious, danger.
In psychoanalysis, a forest symbolizes unconsciousness. Leonard Lutwack goes even further and labels it as untamed feminine sexuality. The forest is a very fertile place, but it is also wild, uncultivated, and unpredictable. It is not a coincidence that so many popular heroes and heroines Red Cap, Snow White, Hansel and Gretel, Goldilocks must get lost in the woods just to come back as more responsible and we can say domesticated persons.
The transformation role of the forest is obvious. Even if the main character doesn't enter the woods, something important can happen there. For instance: The name of Rumpelstiltskin is hidden in the woods, and the Goose Girl lost her identity in the forest. In some cases, the forest represents the enemy itself remember Sleeping Beauty and her rescuers?
What was in Red Riding Hood's basket? Charles Perrault opted for a cake and butter, while the Brothers Grimm gave her some cakes and a bottle of wine. Erich Fromm explained the bottle in Red Riding Hood's basket as a symbol of virginity. The shape of a bottle is phallic, but as a bottle it is also fragile and breakable. In a dream analysis, a bottle can also represent suppression of feelings: Instead of letting them out, they are bottled. The bottle also has to be opened or broken to release the trapped spirit.
Considering that red wine stands for passion, you might say the case of decoding Little Red Riding Hood is almost closed. If we want to explore the hidden meanings of fairy tales, we should never forget how they were collected, written, rewritten, and published. Initially, they were oral stories, varying from mouth to mouth, village to village, valley to valley.
Collectors were unreliable, always writing and tweaking the material in accordance with their personal beliefs and norms of the society they belong. For example, the history of Red Cap this translation is more accurate to Perrault's or Grimm's records clearly shows us bottle of wine is present only in one of the hundreds of known versions. We will never know for sure what the Grimms thought when they incorporated it in the basket, but as Siegmund Freud stated: "Sometimes a cigar is only a cigar.
Everybody familiar with the Brothers Grimm is already aware how many absent fathers are in their fairy tales. The case of missing father is similar to the role of the stepmother in fairy tales.
In a child's imagination, the confrontation of the huntsman and the wolf is equal to the confrontation of the child and his "bad father" sooner or later, every child experiences negative emotions towards his father.
In this story, the huntsman does the dirty work, so the child doesn't feel guilt over the killing of the beast. Good defeats evil and everybody is happy. Similarly, the character of the evil stepmother can serve as a punching bag for children redirecting their negative emotions toward their real mothers.
But folklorists have some second thoughts on the theory of absent fathers too. At least, we can easily find older versions of Red Riding Hood with a present father and without a huntsman. In these versions, father kills the beast, but there is one more important difference. An extremely important part of Little Red Riding Hood is the ending, where the huntsman opens the wolf's stomach and saves the girl and her granny. This can be explained as an allegory on resurrection in Christianity.
Both women died but are saved by a higher power, represented by the huntsman. When Red Riding Hood and her grandmother come out of the stomach, they arere symbolically born again—and we know Perrault and the Grimms were zealous Christians.
But then again, we must not forget the old, pre-Christian myth about Chronos, in which this kind of 'rebirth' also occurred. If we ask mythologists, the story clearly reflects the never-ending game of day and night.
Red Cap it was gold in some older versions, remember? A lot of popular fairy tales use a witch or ogre as an opponent or antagonist. Why is a wolf used in this case?
Consider the time when Red Cap was first written the 17th century. There was probably an already-present fear of werewolves. At least two dangers can be joined in a wolf: a magic werewolf as a predator from the woods and a greedy male as a predator in society.
Religions, myths, and psychoanalysis can agree on one thing: Pregnant women have had a special position through all history of humankind. They are bringing new life to this world, but they are also in danger of dying at delivery. A pregnant woman is still a taboo in many societies. Whether we understand the act of opening wolf's stomach as resurrection, sunrise, or birth, we can also agree this is a very important moment.
Maybe too important to be assisted by anybody, and in this case, the huntsmen looks like greater authority than a father. If we look at the older versions, where the saving was done by the father, it was not done by opening the stomach, but with cutting the wolf's head!
This supports theories by mythologists we know some Greek gods were born out of heads and is also in favor of psychoanalysts' interpretations, because the pregnant woman is in some cultures considered as a sacred object and her belly should not be touched by man. The 20th century brought another interpretation of this probably most-interpreted fairy tale of all. Feminists see a clear case of rape in the story of the Little Red Riding Hood.
The aggressive and active male is preying on passive heroine and her granny. He is, in the end, defeated by another aggressive and active male. Case closed. Well, not so fast. Feminists have some good points, but we should not forget we are really talking only about two versions of Red Riding Hood here. Both were written at specific times by specific members of society with their own beliefs about roles of genders.
The passive heroine and the powerless old lady fit well into their views of the world in the 17th or 19th centuries. But there are other versions of Red Hoods out there, some from before and many from after the 17th or 19th century. There are Red Caps who defeated the wolf with their ingenuity, deceitfulness, or even their own shotguns!
As sheriff, Emma questions Greg about the accident and learns, much to the relief of everyone else, that he was texting and driving and did not see Mr.
Gold using magic. On the same night Greg ends up in Storybrooke, Belle receives a gunshot wound from Mr. Gold's nemesis, Hook , which causes the loss of her Enchanted Forest memories after she falls across the town line. In concern for her friend, Ruby visits Belle in the hospital as she is recovering from the ordeal. She explains they were once friends, which the girl does not believe.
Hoping to cheer her up, Ruby gives Belle a book by her favorite author Jules Verne. Uneasily, Belle talks about the night at the town line, in which she saw Mr. Gold holding a fireball. To prevent exposure of magic, Ruby brushes off her recollection as a side effect of the hospital medication. Belle, who is frustrated no one will believe her, begins acting out.
The nurse arrives to sedate her, to which Ruby asks if Belle's behavior is a common occurrence. As a reply, the nurse confirms it is because of her condition. Soon, Storybrooke is terrorized by a giant , Anton , after he is freed from Hook's ship and eats a magical mushroom to return to his massive size. Working together to save his life, Granny ties a rope to the back of a car and Ruby and the dwarves stabilize the rope as David scales down the concrete edges of the hole.
Afterward, they bring Anton to the diner in an effort to make him feel at home. As they talk, Ruby serves them beer at the counter. Mary Margaret says they have made this land their home since there is no way to get back to their old land. At this, Anton shows them a stem of a beanstalk that could likely grow magic beans.
Attacked by Hook, an injured Mr. Gold returns to Storybrooke via a ship. With his son, Neal , Ruby also helps to steer him away from the dock towards David's truck.
Emma, deciding she must protect Mr. Gold and be on the lookout for Regina's dangerous mother, Cora , asks Ruby to watch over Henry in her absence. At the diner, as Neal waits for Emma and Henry to show up, he orders something for Henry. The boy plops down into the seat at the table across from Neal, and Ruby comes over carrying a large sundae with "extra everything". She goes back to the counter to get Emma some coffee when Greg, who recently got out of the hospital, walks in. Ruby hands him his already prepared order on a separate tray but asks if he could have it to go, and she walks away to wrap it up for him.
While waiting, he chats with Emma about going on a nature hike. Emma muses she thought he might have already been back to Pennsylvania by now. Ruby comes back with his bagged food just as he says Storybrooke is starting to grow on him. He thanks Ruby for her service and pays for his order. Ruby and Emma exchange a curious look after he is gone. After Regina takes magical preventive measures to undo Pan 's casting of the Dark Curse , all the inhabitants of Storybrooke pay the price by returning to the Enchanted Forest and reverting to their prior personas.
In a group, they manifest in the land of Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip. A plan quickly assembles for everyone to make their way to the Queen's old palace. As they near the palace, Regina discovers a protection spell, cast by whoever currently residing inside, is keeping them out.
For the time being, Robin Hood suggests everyone can take shelter at Sherwood Forest. As they depart for Sherwood Forest, Red Riding Hood talks to Snow White , expressing nostalgia at the journey being like "old times", except rather than running from Regina, they are with her. She notices the former Queen behaving listlessly, but doesn't look kindly on Regina's past actions in hurting everyone, and therefore isn't too concerned for her. Snow White, however, goes to talk to Regina. Later, out of nowhere, a flying monkey attacks, though Regina quickly disposes of the beast by turning it into a stuffed animal.
In a group discussion, Belle shares knowledge about the flying monkey's origins in the land of Oz , so Regina determines the person in the palace is the Wicked Witch. A plan is set up to wait for Regina to bring the shield down and then mobilize the whole group into the palace. Once night falls, Grumpy gives the signal when he spots the dissipating barrier, meaning Regina was able to lower it, so everyone begins assembling towards their destination. A new curse is cast by none other than Snow White ; returning Red Riding Hood and the rest of the Enchanted Forest inhabitants to the town of Storybrooke.
However, as a result of Wicked Witch of the West 's interference, everyone's last recollection is the final day in Storybrooke when Regina stopped Pan 's curse , but no one can recall anything further than that. Ruby resumes working at Granny's Diner as a waitress. The day Henry returns to town, albeit without remembering anything or anyone in Storybrooke, she serves him hot cocoa at the diner.
As Ruby goes to set down his order, she almost calls him Henry and makes a slip-up by putting cinnamon on his cocoa. Surprised, Henry asks how she knew he likes cinnamon, to which Ruby lies and says it was just a guess. At Granny's Diner as the townspeople celebrate the birth of David and Mary Margaret 's newborn son , Ruby joins the couple's table to listen to Henry , having previously regained his lost memories, read the storybook fairytale of how Prince Charming and Snow White met.
Mary Margaret protests against Emma 's assumption that she was armed while stealing from David—then Prince Charming. This leads Ruby to remind Mary Margaret that she attacked him with a rock. The conversation becomes awkward once Hook implies Emma wants to go back to New York , and Regina approaches to inquire further.
Emma hints her desire to leave town, but when challenged by Henry, she bails from the diner. While Hook follows to talk some sense into her, Ruby and the others notice a stream of light radiating to the sky— Zelena 's time spell. Belle , David, Regina and Robin Hood find Zelena missing and decide to leave the time portal untouched for now. Emma and Hook travel through the portal to the past, recreating the first meeting between Prince Charming and Snow White and then returning to the present.
Later, David and Mary Margaret proudly announce they are naming their son after a true hero—Neal. After the naming ceremony in the diner, Ruby stands in the diner hallway, watching everyone else from a distance. Mary Margaret, noticing her friend's forlorn demeanor, asks what is wrong. Ruby admits she feels out of place being the only kind of her species in Storybrooke, and as such, she explains having helped Tiny tend to the fields, which produced one single magic bean.
She wants to use it to return to the Enchanted Forest and seek out any other existing werewolves, to which Mary Margaret gives her blessing, wanting her to be happy.
Taking the search for werewolves to another land, Ruby goes with Mulan to Oz. In the woods, Mulan asks about Oz, with Ruby admitting she only knows the movie version of Oz, which involved a lot of singing.
Like many of her previous searches, Ruby tries to sniff out any wolves, but she finds no one. Upon hearing a growl from an unknown creature, the women prepare for a fight, only to see a dog scamper out, whom Ruby recognizes as Toto.
She moves to pet him, but then, Dorothy stops her, questioning which of them is a witch, since Toto only barks at witches.
Ruby admits she's part wolf , and she tries to pet Toto to prove she is harmless, but Toto runs off. Ruby confirms Toto went northwest, and as the trio head there, they see a cyclone that Dorothy realizes is the Wicked Witch 's return. Wanting to get back to her daughter , Zelena demands the silver slippers from Dorothy, and for her refusal, she holds Toto hostage, giving Dorothy until sundown tomorrow to honor the deal.
To regain Toto, Mulan makes a concoction to put Zelena to sleep, but she needs poppies to complete the brew. Ruby insists on joining Dorothy there, despite the latter's indifference. During the journey, Dorothy explains how her family abandoned her, and why Toto is so important to her.
Ruby shares her experience of being forced out by her village after she accidentally killed her boyfriend. Despite learning to control her powers and gaining friends, Ruby still feels like something is missing in her life.
Since Ruby doesn't know what that is, Dorothy advises her to figure it out. After this bonding moment, Dorothy apologizes for calling her "wolfie" earlier, but Ruby likes it and chooses "Kansas" as Dorothy's nickname.
At the poppy field, Dorothy cautions her not to sniff the flowers or she'll fall asleep. Upon picking a poppy, they are pursued by flying monkeys. With Dorothy's consent, Ruby morphs into a wolf and lets Dorothy climb on her back so she can outrun the monkeys. The pair return to Mulan, who finishes the brew with the poppies. Dorothy then goes to bed, lying about needing to rest, which Ruby mistakes as Dorothy's discomfort over seeing her in wolf form.
Instead, Dorothy sneaks off to put Zelena to sleep, because she fears losing Ruby, who she has fallen in love with. Ruby confides in Mulan about her growing feelings for Dorothy, and with her encouragement, she goes to confess her love, only to find Dorothy is gone. Shortly after Zelena leaves Oz, Ruby uses a tracking spell to follow her, in hopes of learning what happened to Dorothy.
While in wolf form, Ruby is swept away in a cyclone to Zelena's current location, the Underworld. Just before this, in Underbrooke, Emma has a nightmare about a storm preceding the arrival of a creature who later kills her mother, Snow.
When the events of the dream happen in real life, Emma and Regina knock out the creature with magic , but upon closer look, they realize the animal is Ruby in wolf form. Once Snow covers her with the red cloak , Ruby reverts to her human self.
Etymology Violet Roberts was the one who gave Red her nickname, due to the latter's cloak being red.Sep 30, · LITTLE RED-CAP [LITTLE RED RIDING HOOD] Once upon a time there was a dear little girl who was loved by everyone who looked at her, but most of all by her grandmother, and there was nothing that she.