The morality of the story being about passivity of women folk. With wit and insight, Orenstein makes us look again at the old childhood story, how it has changed and what that says about us. My fascination with fairy tales knows no bounds.
There are some highly sexual themes in this book, so I don't recommend the book to anyone under 21, say. Overall it is a good book and I would recommend it to anyone who wants to know more about this fairytale which has changed so much over the years, it is a tough topic to write about as there are so many different interpretations of it and there have been so many adaptations and usage of the characters that it's impossible to note and analyse every one of them and Catherine Orenstein has definitely done an admirable job with this.
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She gives a lot of historical context for various versions of the tale, and outlines how the story and themes have shifted in modern discourse. Nov 15, Emily rated it really liked it Shelves: social-criticismread-in Beginning with its first publication as a cautionary tale on the perils In Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked, Catherine Orenstein reveals for the first time the intricate sexual politics, moral ambiguities, and philosophical underpinnings of Red Riding Hood's epic journey to her grandmother's house, and how, from the nursery on, fairy tales influence our view of the world.
Welcome back. I found it on my shelves There are so many more to "find. It felt as if she was shying away from any chance of being titillating and in the process gave up the chance to be truly scholarly.
Different aspects of the tale are presented and dissected without getting bogged down in asides, each point supported by appropriate context from the age without drifting into long winded lessons on unnecessary history. It included a good dose of theory all explained in an easy to access manner.
It was interesting enough, if not captivating.