Thicker Than Water
It is no secret that we live in a very divided world. Whether it be nationality, ethnicity, gender, or any other social factor, people will find reasons to separate themselves from others, and yet, we all crave connections but are too scared of the unknown outsider to reach out and make them. This story is my way of communicating the idea that the outsider is not to be feared, but rather loved.
The story of Little Red Riding Hood is one that everyone is familiar with, and that is exactly why I have chosen to retell this it, to show that the people we separate ourselves from are the key to forming the connections we need. The wolf represents the mysterious outside entity that is perceived as hostile by Little Red, but through shared experiences they overcome their differences and form a strong bond.
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