“Little Red Cap,” also known as “Little Red Riding Hood,” is a famous European fairy tale about a young girl who goes to visit her grandmother in the woods and encounters a wolf who wants to eat her. The story has many variations, but the most well-known version was written by Charles Perrault in the 17th century and popularized by the Brothers Grimm in the 19th century.
In the story, Little Red Cap is a young girl who wears a red hooded cape, hence her name. She sets out on a journey through the woods to visit her sick grandmother, carrying a basket of food and wine. Along the way, she encounters a cunning wolf who tries to deceive her and eat her. The wolf suggests that Little Red Cap pick some flowers for her grandmother, and then rushes ahead to the grandmother’s house, where he eats the old woman and disguises himself in her clothing.
When Little Red Cap arrives, the wolf pretends to be her grandmother, but Little Red Cap realizes the deception and escapes. Depending on the version of the story, the tale may end with the wolf being killed or chased away, or with Little Red Cap escaping unharmed.
The story has been adapted into many different forms, including films, books, and even operas. It has become a classic of children’s literature and continues to be popular today.