What Is the Moral of “Little Red Riding Hood”?

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The moral to the story of “Little Red Riding Hood” is that children must obey their parents and that they must never talk to strangers. Even a very friendly stranger is capable of having bad intentions.

“Little Red Riding Hood” is a popular fairy tale from the Grimm Brothers. It is the story of a little girl going to take food to her sick grandmother. Her mother warns her to go straight there and not to talk to strangers. On the way, however, the little girl meets a friendly wolf and divulges where she is going. He beats her there, eats her grandmother and jumps into bed. Pretending to be the grandmother, the wolf leads the little girl along before finally eating her as well. Fortunately, someone comes along to save Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. Bad things happened because the little girl had not obeyed her mother.