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Title: Disobedience and desire as female empowerment ; Red Riding Hood grows up.
Authors: Ng, Calista Bi Qing.
Keywords: DRNTU::Humanities::Literature
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Discussions of Red Riding Hood have focused predominantly on its genre as children's literature, the symbol of the red cloak as sexual awakening amongst others. This paper seeks to shed new light on Red Riding Hood by looking at her as a female instead of a child, and exploring the idea of disobedience and desire within the tale, from its early narratives to modern film adaptations. Film was chosen as a medium due to its visual nature, to discuss the notion of the gaze, as well as provide a more accurate depiction of female empowerment today. This paper seeks to explore the idea of disobedience through its constituent elements: knowledge, desire, the male cinematic gaze and the home as a patriarchal construct, and how disobedience is necessary in order for Red to achieve empowerment in a patriarchal society.
Rights: Nanyang Technological University
Fulltext Permission: restricted
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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