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My post today is about: Red Riding Hood - According to Roald Dahl
I am a bit of a fan of Roald Dahl. I really like his novels and short stories and a couple of years ago, a friend of mine who also likes Dahl introduced me to his poetry - in particular to his poetic versions of famous fairy-tales.
His versions are different, alright. Much more gory, as he himself put it, but in a humorous way, therefore his poem Red Riding Hood will probably not give you nightmares. It might make you arch your eyebrows, however, and laugh.
The Big Bad Wolf is listed as one of the greatest villains in fairy-tales. He is a symbol of nightmares and a warning to children (and adults, I like to believe) that strangers cannot be trusted just because they use nice words when talking to you. The wolf in Red Riding Hood is one mean creature - he eats Grandma and our heroine, Red Riding Hood.
In Dahl's version, the wolf is at the receiving end of his bad intentions and Red Riding Hood might is simply an innocent little girl. She walks around with a certain means of protection against bad people (i.e. gun) and let me put it this way - her actions would guarantee her a hostile memo from PETA.
This is an amusing retelling of Red Riding Hood that rhymes. You can read it HERE. I truly recommend that you do.