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The Brothers Grimm, "Little Red Riding Hood" (1812)

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She was surprised to find the cottage-door standing open, and when she went into the room, she had such a strange feeling that she said to herself: "Oh dear! how uneasy I feel today, and at other times I like being with grandmother so much. " She called out: "Good morning," but received no answer; so she went to the bed and drew back the curtains. There lay her grandmother with her cap pulled far over her face, and looking very strange.

"Oh! grandmother," she said, "what big ears you have!"

"All the better to hear you with, my child," was the reply.

"But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!" she said.

"All the better to see you with, my dear."

"But, grandmother, what large hands you have!"

"All the better to hug you with."

"Oh! but, grandmother, what a terrible big mouth you have!"

"All the better to eat you with!"

And scarcely had the wolf said this, than with one bound he was out of bed and swallowed up Red Riding Hood.

In this excerpt, Little Red Riding Hood doesn't realize that the wolf isn't actually her grandmother. He's just pretending to be…so he can eat her.

Picture this: your grandmother suddenly grows gigantic ears, eyes, and teeth. You'd get a little suspicious, right? But Little Red Riding Hood just stands there and comments on the changes, instead of, you know, running away screaming.

That's innocence at its best—er…worst?

Notice the repetition? We can see a lot of repetition in this passage. Repetition, remember, is one of the structuring elements in children's literature. It helps us remember, which is why, to this day, we all remember the line "all the better to eat you with!"

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Little Red Riding Hood

Delia will be telling us a story about a girl named Little Red Riding Hood, who decides to head out into the forest to attend to her sick grandmother. However; when she gets to her grandmother's house, she notices that her grandmother looks a tad different. ..

Little Red Riding Hood

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who lived in a village near the forest. Whenever she went out, the little girl wore a red riding cloak, so everyone in the village called her Little Red Riding Hood.

One morning, Little Red Riding Hood asked her mother if she could go to visit her grandmother as it had been awhile since they'd seen each other.

"That's a good idea," her mother said. So they packed a nice basket for Little Red Riding Hood to take to her grandmother.

When the basket was ready, the little girl put on her red cloak and kissed her mother goodbye.

"Remember, go straight to Grandma's house," her mother cautioned. "Don't dawdle along the way and please don't talk to strangers! The woods are dangerous. "

"Don't worry, mommy," said Little Red Riding Hood, "I'll be careful."

But when Little Red Riding Hood noticed some lovely flowers in the woods, she forgot her promise to her mother. She picked a few, watched the butterflies flit about for awhile, listened to the frogs croaking and then picked a few more.

Little Red Riding Hood was enjoying the warm summer day so much, that she didn't notice a dark shadow approaching out of the forest behind her...

Suddenly, the wolf appeared beside her.

"What are you doing out here, little girl?" the wolf asked in a voice as friendly as he could muster.

"I'm on my way to see my Grandma who lives through the forest, near the brook," Little Red Riding Hood replied.

Then she realized how late she was and quickly excused herself, rushing down the path to her Grandma's house.

The wolf, in the meantime, took a shortcut...

The wolf, a little out of breath from running, arrived at Grandma's and knocked lightly at the door.

"Oh thank goodness dear! Come in, come in! I was worried sick that something had happened to you in the forest," said Grandma thinking that the knock was her granddaughter.

The wolf let himself in. Poor Granny did not have time to say another word, before the wolf gobbled her up!

The wolf let out a satisfied burp, and then poked through Granny's wardrobe to find a nightgown that he liked. He added a frilly sleeping cap, and for good measure, dabbed some of Granny's perfume behind his pointy ears.

A few minutes later, Red Riding Hood knocked on the door. The wolf jumped into bed and pulled the covers over his nose. "Who is it?" he called in a cackly voice.

"It's me, Little Red Riding Hood."

"Oh how lovely! Do come in, my dear," croaked the wolf.

When Little Red Riding Hood entered the little cottage, she could scarcely recognize her Grandmother.

"Grandmother! Your voice sounds so odd. Is something the matter?" she asked.

"Oh, I just have touch of a cold," squeaked the wolf adding a cough at the end to prove the point.

"But Grandmother! What big ears you have," said Little Red Riding Hood as she edged closer to the bed.

"The better to hear you with, my dear," replied the wolf.

"But Grandmother! What big eyes you have," said Little Red Riding Hood.

"The better to see you with, my dear," replied the wolf.

"But Grandmother! What big teeth you have," said Little Red Riding Hood her voice quivering slightly.

"The better to eat you with, my dear," roared the wolf and he leapt out of the bed and began to chase the little girl.

Almost too late, Little Red Riding Hood realized that the person in the bed was not her Grandmother, but a hungry wolf.

She ran across the room and through the door, shouting, "Help! Wolf!" as loudly as she could.

A woodsman who was chopping logs nearby heard her cry and ran towards the cottage as fast as he could.

He grabbed the wolf and made him spit out the poor Grandmother who was a bit frazzled by the whole experience, but still in one piece.

"Oh Grandma, I was so scared!" sobbed Little Red Riding Hood, "I'll never speak to strangers or dawdle in the forest again."

"There, there, child. You've learned an important lesson. Thank goodness you shouted loud enough for this kind woodsman to hear you!"

The woodsman knocked out the wolf and carried him deep into the forest where he wouldn't bother people any longer.

Little Red Riding Hood and her Grandmother had a nice lunch and a long chat.



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On November 25, Russia celebrates the kindest and warmest holiday - Mother's Day. On this day, we thank our mothers for their love, support, kindness and patience.

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Mom: Kurtseva Marina Alexandrovna

“You know, each of us has such a person in life who loves us no matter what, under any circumstances, no matter what happens to us. This person accepts us completely, with all the shortcomings and virtues. This person loves simply for what you are. And that person is my mother. It cannot be said that the mother of one person is better than the mother of another. This is wrong, because for everyone it is his mother who is the very best. And now I want to talk about mine. nine0162

If someone ever asks me who I admire, who is my idol, then I will immediately answer that this is my mother. And indeed it is. On my life path, I have never met a person who was as strong in spirit, good-natured and incredibly persistent as my mother. I admire her and believe that she deserves everything her heart desires.

My mother's name is Marina, she is a teacher. No, not like that, she is an amazing teacher who really loves what she does and gives her soul to her work. And she is also an incredibly kind-hearted person, a wonderful daughter, sister, mother of two daughters, grandmother, wife, girlfriend, excellent cook and, in general, a jack of all trades. nine0162

Mommy, you deserve the most tender and affectionate words, which, be sure, always sincerely sound straight from our hearts. You not only gave life to me and my sister, you devoted your own to us completely. Your love and care that never fades is priceless.

Forgive us for the fact that sometimes we do not think that we can offend you with our harsh words and actions. Forgive us for the fact that we can show insolence, for upsetting you, that because of us you sometimes worry and worry. We should think more about not hurting your heart. nine0162

Thank you for making our childhood the happiest. Thank you for your lullabies, which always warmly respond to the heart. Thank you for your patience and care. Thank you for holding such boundless love in your heart. Thank you for raising us to be worthy people, individuals who know what they want from life and are not afraid to go their own way. Thank you for respecting our interests and always giving wise advice. Thank you for forgiving our mistakes. Thank you, mom, for being there not only when you need help, but always, in general. You are always there. Thank you for life and for the fact that it was given to us by such a beautiful, kind, beautiful, wise, sincere mother like you. nine0162

Mom, for us you are a friend, a mentor, a protector, a teacher, an example and an incredibly close person who will always support, prompt, understand and forgive. You're a wonderful person. We love and appreciate you immensely. And you know, don't worry, everything will work out, everything will be fine, and we will cope with all the difficulties. After all, you are next to us, and we are next to you. Always".

Kurtseva Elena, gr. 2162, direction "Economics"

Mom: Gorlova Natalya Anatolyevna

“They say if God wants to compliment a woman, he gives her a daughter . And God gave our mother a double compliment !

My mother is my ideal woman. By your example, you teach me wisdom, kindness, patience, femininity and beauty. I love you very much, your pure heart, care, warmth and sensitivity. And even all your dissatisfaction and comments I also love, because they help me avoid mistakes.

Today, on this festive day, I want to express my gratitude to the best person on Earth. Thank you for the thousands of bedtime stories I read as a child – I remember them and cherish them in my heart. For your sleepless nights when I was sick, also thank you. For standing up for me even when I was wrong. For teaching me to rejoice in all that is good and not to despair when faced with injustice.

nine0161 Thank you for your endless patience with my whims. Thank you for being a true friend and always by my side! Thanks to you, there is no room left in my heart for coldness, malice, envy, greed, hatred. Only warmth, light and kindness live there. All that you have given me.

Gratitude to you forever settled in my heart. All the best that I have is created by your hands. You give your sister and me your life, your time and your warmth. THANKS! nine0162

Take care of your mothers, talk more often about how much you love them, because we, children, owe our lives to our mothers.

Gorlova Julia, gr. 3164, direction "Jurisprudence"

Mom: Shikunova Elena Vladimirovna

“Happiness is easy. It's someone's face. For me, this is the face of my beloved mother. It's great that we have each other. My mom is my biggest motivator. My mom is my best friend. My mother is a worthy example for me. This is my dearest person. nine0162

I love her very much. I love not for something, but just like that. Just because I have it. I am very proud and cherish her. I hope that I will follow in her footsteps and have the same good husband and the same wonderful children.

Mom, I know you are reading this right now and I want you to know that you are the best mom in the world! Forgive me for everything. Everything will be fine. I believe. I love you".

Shikunova Yana, gr. 1182, direction "State and municipal management"

Mom: Kazitskaya Alla Nikolaevna

“Everyone has the main people in life. For me, it's my parents.

Today is a wonderful day to once again say that I love my mother very much. I am incredibly grateful to her for the warmth and love that she gives to our family, for understanding and support in all endeavors, upbringing, kind heart, a sea of ​​goodies and home comfort.

nine0161 I have the best and most loving mother in the world! I want her to always be as beautiful as she is. Most importantly, I want to wish her health, patience, a sea of ​​​​smiles, so that mommy is always happy.

Kazitskaya Anastasia, c. 2171, direction "Economics"

Mom: Shcherbak Natalya Yurievna

Give us better mothers,

and we will be the best

people. nine0162

Jean Paul

“I want to tell you about my most beloved, about the dearest person, about the best and most beautiful mother.

On this day, I congratulate the most beloved person on Mother's Day. My mother is very kind, smart, sympathetic, always ready to help every person at any moment. I always turn to her not only for help, but also for advice, I just like to talk heart to heart, because there is no dearer and closer person. She loves her family very much, takes care of her, tries to help each of us, support in difficult times. Mom is very responsible in solving any problem, question. Mom is the person who will forget about their affairs, just to help you, to hear the voice of their child. nine0162

Mom, do you remember my first victories in childhood: I'm sure you remember. And I remember how you rejoiced, how you cried with happiness.

I am grateful to my mother for an excellent upbringing, excellent knowledge, for teaching me how to solve important issues and problems. Mammy always has a lot of new ideas that she will definitely implement, because her relatives believe in her, because I believe in her! Sometimes even words of support are important - this is how my mother taught me, to whom I will always be grateful. nine0162

Dear mother, I congratulate you on Mother's Day, I wish you good health, family happiness, career growth and the fulfillment of your most cherished dream. Mom, remember, I am with you forever, you are in my heart. Many hugs! Know that I love you very much. Thanks for being you. Thanks for giving me life. And I will always love you, as I love you now, it cannot be expressed or described in words. Happy holiday, my closest and dear little man!

Svetlana Shcherbak, gr. 3181, direction "Jurisprudence"

Mom: Parfenova Olga Nikolaevna

“Mom is the most important person in my life. Without her, there would be no me. I am grateful to her for always being by my side when something is difficult for me. Mom always comes to the rescue and does everything to make me happy. There is so much goodness, light and beauty in it. She is also very smart and funny.

I like those evenings when we cook pizza together in the kitchen and talk about something important at the same time. She will always listen and understand. We love to come up with different jokes and laugh at them together. We also like to go to the ski base in winter, where we ski from various slopes. I hope next season we will go even more often. nine0162

I know that after publication she will read this. I love you, mom, and congratulations on this wonderful holiday!”

Parfenova Valentina, gr. 2181, direction "Economics"

Mom: Zuikova Elena Ivanovna

“I don’t know how to say beautiful and especially tender words, but still I will try. Mom is my universe, no matter how trite it may sound. No one cared so much about me, did not worry if I put on warm boots and a hat. nine0162

Mom is the most important person for me. Thanks to her, I didn't make many mistakes. But my mother is also a child like me - in a good way. She can laugh, and when I see her laugh, I'm happy.

I would like to share a little story. I think each of us ran to mom at night when it became scary. So, so do I. But it's not just the baby that's scared. We lie with her, I almost fall asleep. I wanted to hang my arm, but you understand that the babayka will drag you away. I ask my mother: “I’m afraid to hang my arm, my friend will be dragged away by monsters, but why don’t you do that, it’s more convenient, right?” nine0162 I still remember my mother's answer: “So I'm afraid too”. This is me to the fact that, although my mother is old enough, there is a child in her soul .

Do you also remember that moment when you come home happy from school and from the doorway shout “mom, I have 5!”? Remember that sincere smile?

Do not offend your mothers, even if sometimes it seems to you that your mother is "old-fashioned, not right." Maybe so, but in any case, mom only wants the best for you. Take care of mom and make her happy, say every day how much you love. It is important. Appreciate every moment. I hope my mom smiles when she reads this. I love you". nine0162

Zuykova Irina, gr. 3182, direction "Jurisprudence"

Mom: Sedykh Tatyana Valerievna

"Beloved mother, unfortunately I don't often tell you how much I love and appreciate you. And let everything in my words to you be confused and awkward, but I am writing from the bottom of my heart.

Mammy, you yourself know that you are the backbone of our family and the foundation thanks to which my dad and I live. Let's be honest, without you both Kornilovs would be lost. Thank you for being patient with us. We love you very much. nine0162

In my eyes you have always been, are and will be kind, understanding, very strong-willed and strong and insanely caring. It is important for you that your loved ones are well. You love giving gifts more than receiving them, but sometimes you really want the holiday to be in your honor.

I admit that now I cannot thank you for your love as you really deserve it. But this is the best motivation to succeed in the future and put everything you want at your feet. nine0162

Sometimes you are categorical, you must admit, because you see me as your little child, even my nickname is like that. But everything you taught me helps me in life. I even entered the Altai branch of the RANEPA on your advice. I will never forget your words: “Go ahead, you will always need managerial skills.” I am extremely grateful to you that you sent me then, now my whole student life is filled with amazing events.

nine0161 And you always supported me in my endeavors, rejoiced at my, albeit small, but victories, you were always “for” my volunteer activity, let me go to other cities (and, of course, you were very worried when I left for a long time, even if I tried not serve), in difficult times you reminded me that you can not become sour. With you all my problems seem to recede.

Thank you for giving me life. Thank you for being my close friend with whom you can have fun at the glory. And the way you and your dad tease me is priceless. I'm sorry that I'm not always sensitive to your feelings, that I forget to call, although I promised. I'll try to fix it. nine0162

The main thing is that in the most important moments for me you are near. I still get a lump in my throat and tears roll when I remember how I saw you on my last call and at the speech of your parents in front of the class, although initially you could not come. It means a lot to me.

Stay as young, charming, optimistic and remember: you are my best dancer and accordionist! Know we value you! Who is the most beautiful girl in the world? Of course you are!” nine0162

Kornilova Anastasia, c. 1151, direction "State and municipal management"

Mom: Kozlova Tatyana Vasilievna

I love this life! But I love the one more,

who gave me this life…

I love you Mom!

“Now many of us believe that our mother does not understand us at all, we do not want to talk to her, when she tries to help us, we push her away. And once we sat at the window for long evenings and waited ... We waited for only one thing - when my mother would come home from work. And as soon as we saw her at the gate, we ran to her and threw ourselves on her neck for joy. What now? What has changed, besides the fact that we have matured? Mothers are still the same, and we? nine0162

Dear Mom, I want to thank you so much for everything you do for me! You are my dearest and most beloved person in life! Forgive me for offending you sometimes, not obeying, paying little attention. I really care about you.

More recently, I was a baby, you and dad, looking at me, were so happy, and I smiled at you, because I have you! But time is fleeting. I'm growing up, a little more - and I will need to go to enter the university. But I'm not afraid to go into adulthood, because you taught me to be strong, never give up, believe in goodness and justice, and, of course, love life. nine0162

Thanks to you, parents, I have achieved many successes! And if I ever felt bad, my mother was always there, it was she who helped me solve many life problems.

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