Telling of fairy tales in the literature of the past has been a vital aspect of writing. After the publication of Bruno Bettelheim’s short stories, fairy tales became popular in the United State. His writing attracts the reader through his fancy style. Horror and suspension were added to the stories through movies and action. Even the history of stories like those can be traced back to Shakespeare. Tatar claims that the fairy tales get familiar after Bruno Bettelheim “fairy tales made strong come back in the United States after Bruno Bettelheim published the uses of enchantment and endorsed their therapeutic value for children”. With time their mode of expression changed, and in the middle of the 19th century, when Bruno Bettelheim published his short stories about fairies, readers and listeners got attracted to them. In the given scenario, both cases reflect the same rhythm and movement of ideas we find in Bruno Bettelheim’s writing. The objective of this essay is to compare and contrast the Grimm’s fairy tale and Angela Carter’s “company of wolves.” Going through both sources, the compression and contrasting are drawn as follow, despite different character and role in both cases, the objective closely related to each other, that is the empowerment of women in society. The movie “company of wolves is the precise version of the tale “little red cap” with different characters but the sole objective of both are same.”
The story of fairy tales in the mentioned source is more or Lesly overlapped. The theme of the story and film has rhythmic moves with ideas. Sometimes these ideas differ from each other, and in some places, ideas precisely coincide with each other. However, the crux of the movie and Grimm’s story of “the little red cap” are the same. In actuality, the film is the transformation of the fairy tales from Grimms’s red cap girl into an actionable statue. When we talk about the movie ‘the company of wolves” it is a combination of many fairy tales. Many stories were incorporated into a single film. In both scenarios, the role is moving around the girl and the wolves. This coincident reflects the overlapping of ideas with more clarity.
In the movie, the role played by the girl is closely related to the girl in Grimm’s fairy tale. The girl in both scenarios encounters the wolves in the same fashion and manner, but the responses in each case are slightly different from each other in both cases. In the Grimm’s fairy tale, the girl “little red cap” has no have such an aggressive and quick response to the wolf at the beginning. While in the movie “the company of wolves”, the girl is more responsive at the beginning to the wolf. Grimm’s fairy tale exhibits an innocent role of the girl throughout the scene,e while in the movie “the company of wolves” the role of the girl changes from interval to interval, or we must say the girl role is transitive. This phenomenon has mostly been the central character of the fairy tales like these two tales and is called metamorphosis. Tatar’s stated that “Metamorphosis is central to the fairy tales”. This type of jump of ideas and characters fascinates the reader and listener. Such types of characters attract readers and listeners to a greater extent by creating suspense and curiosity. The same fashion has been adopted in the movie “the company of wolves”. As in the movie, when the girl attacks the man and kills him, he transfers himself into the wolf, and the same happens to the girl. This type of character or metamorphosis is absent in Grimm’s tale. In the fairy “tale the little red cap,” the charter revolves around the girl, while in the movie, the whole character is fragmented into different actors. But the similarity is that in both cases, the central role is the girl. The wolves in both cases have taken as the sign of evil, and the girl is represented as the victim of evil. The actions carried out in both cases reflect the retaliation against the crimes. The crux of the theme of both movie and little red cape build is the role and activities of women in the dominant male society. The purpose of the girl shows to what extent society weakens women. Though it is an ideal build-up role, the facts incorporated in them are a beautiful reflection of reality in society.
The movie “company of wolves” exclusively shows the power of women in society. The way they have been treated and the role that has been assigned to them basically divide them from the man-oriented society. The theme is that we mapped tasks and characters to the women and in a community, and we don’t want to see much more from the women; all they have to do is to be in their respective apartments of tasks. They cannot contribute equally to society as men do. This categorization limits the abilities of women in society. As in the movie, it has been shown that the girl fights back against the wolf; this means women can equally defend them in such cases as men do. The empowerment of women is the prime goal of the movie. Through this movie, motivation is given to the women so that they can take retaliatory actions against any evil in society.
The compression lies in the character of the story of Grimm’s “little red cap” and the movie “company of the wolves,” but the theme of both reflects the power of a woman in society and the way they had been considered and treated. The character differs from each other in both cases. But the concept is the same in either case. As in the Grimm’s tale story, it is stated that the girl is kind and innocent; she is beautiful as well, which catches the eyes of everyone. The way she interacts with the wolves shows her innocence. As she communicates “hello kindly wolf”, this reflects the blind trust of women in others. It also reflects how easily women’s trapped in the words of others. The communication of the wolf shows the buttering of the girl “whither away so early little red cap” the way he opens the conversation tells how cunny he is. He uses the techniques of emotional blackmail. As he offers, the girl goes through the jungle and sees a beautiful flower. “See little red cap, how pretty the flowers are about here” the statement of the wolf shows his skill in trapping the girl. This point was exactly magnifying the facts in society. Through the conversation between the girl and wolf writer express his views about the prevailing evil in the society where women mostly become a victim. The ideas in both cases contrast each other to some extent as well. Some characters are missing in the Grimm’s tale, while in the movie, those characters are added to make the movie more curious and suspenseful. In the movie, the fancy is more prevalent than in the tale. In the movie role of the wolves is initially played by the human being, then he converts himself to the wolf, while in the tale of Grimm, the role of the wolf is as it is. The advice given to the girl in both cases is different from each other. In the movie, the girl was told never to trust the man having mixed eyebrows “never trust the man having the mixed eyebrow. While in the tale, the girl was promised not to run and take care of things assigned to her “don’t run. Otherwise, you broke the bottle,” told her mother. When we compare the role of the wolf in both cases, their position differs from each other to a higher degree. In the movie, the part of the wolf is aggressive toward the girl at the beginning while on the other side the wolf is acting wisely to trap the girl. He tries to blackmail the girl through tactics emotionally.
The standard interpretation of both cases will be in one sentence, that is, their orientation is fancy and speculative. The rhythm of ideas goes into a fantasy style. There is an imaginary world created by the writer in both cases. But in both cases, the focus was on the role of women and their empowerment in society. The movie shows that women can defend themselves just like a man do for themselves. But being polite and believing blindly in others can be more fatal. Despite being quiet, women can retaliate against any action taken against them. There is the equal right of women in society to take care of themselves by taking any action they feel is right at the moment for them.