Critical Review: The Toleration And Erotization Of Rape

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A Critical Review of Johnson, S. P. (2003). The Toleration and Erotization of Rape: Interpreting Charles Perrault’s Le Petit Chaperon Rouge within Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Jurisprudence. Women 's Studies, 32(3), 325 Milada Curtner Metropolitan University of Prague A Critical Review of Johnson, S. P. (2003). The Toleration and Erotization of Rape: Interpreting Charles Perrault’s Le Petit Chaperon Rouge within Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century French Jurisprudence. Women 's Studies, 32(3), 325 The significance of the case study “The Toleration and Erotization of Rape” by Sharon P. Johnson, scholar and a professor at the Virginia Tech University, lays in its filling in the literary discourse gap left by other folklore and literary scholars. This critical review aims to analyze what methods were used to convey the author’s thesis and wherever she was successful in delivering concise and comprehensive study according to academic conventions. Subject of “Little Red Riding Hood” tale was chosen based on its timeless relevance and my further interest in this topic, for it is not possible to fully understand the contemporary versions of any folk tale without insight into its most original literary version. Interestingly Johnson observes “Little Red Riding Hood” tale within the context of the French legal codex that is at the time of its first publication by Charles Perrault in the seventeenth century. The author emphasizes the correlation between the

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