Little Red Riding Hood Character Analysis

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Witch Like traditional “bad guys”, the witch wears darker colors, mostly darker shades of purple such as that of her cape. Other markings of her evil are stereotypically villainous and attractive features which included her ugliness (warts, long nose, wrinkles), her old age (gray hair, hunchback), and her uneven, wooden staff which reflects her ugliness. The large amount of purple in the Witch’s costume as well as that of the Baker and the Baker’s Wife emphasized the fact that they were one of the most important characters of the play since they were the ones creating a new fairy tale. Furthermore, it ties her to the rest of the main cast. In the second act, she wears a red cape tying her to the main cast. This red also represents the upcoming danger. The Witch then drastically changes appearance during the first act, from a dark, ugly, and old witch to a light, beautiful young woman. In terms of her costume, she still wore purple, but in a much lighter shade, allowing for the connection between her and the Baker and his wife to remain and her to be considered “good”. However, she soon turns to a darker purple again. This change represents a deep understanding of what it means to be “good” and “bad”. For example, when she changes from darker clothes to…show more content…
Because Little Red Riding Hood mostly wears red, she lacks connections to the majority of the cast. However, the pelt of the wolf her grandmother later makes connects her to the Wolf. Furthermore, her bonnet serves to connect her to both her grandmother and the baker, seeing as the shape of it is similar as that of her grandmother and the color of the ribbon is
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