As you all know, or maybe you don’t, Scarlet is a retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. For today’s post I’m sharing with you some of the similarities I noticed while I was reading.
- Names Scarlet + Wolf: That makes sense right? Scarlet as in read and Wolf as in wolf. I don’t think Wolf’s name is very creative but it works I guess.
- Wolf is scary, big, muscular, and unkept just like you’d think a wolf would be. Or what I think the wolf in Little Red Riding Hood would be like.
- Scarlet’s red hair: an obvious one. She’s also really intense and fiery, something that seems to come with having red hair.
- Scarlet lives with her grandmother and ends up going to “visit” her in a way: this one is kind of pushing it. Either way her grandmother is a prominent part of the story but the whole visiting her thing is only a little similar.
Out of all the fairy tale retellings I’ve read so far, this one is the one that shares the least amount of similarities I found. It was mostly Scarlet herself that shared the similarities. I found there were actually more differences than anything. This book doesn’t really feel like a retelling to me. I was a little disappointed with that but still loved the story.