Analysis and Interpretation of the Company of Wolves

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Analysis and interpretation of “The Company of Wolves”

The Company of Wolves is an interesting rewriting of LRRH* and a female author’s slightly feministic interpretation of an old classic.

You can see that the story is a rewriting of “LRRH” because there are a lot of similarities. For example in both stories we have a little girl walking through a forest to give her grandmother a basket of dainties . Besides that we also have the classic sentences: “What big eyes you have”,
“What big arms you have” and “What big teeth you have”. The story is a rewriting so of course there are also differences like that we don’t have a heroic hunter who comes and saves the grandmother and the girl and the wolf’s genitals is described in a way so the story might not be the best bedside reading.

The girl is about twelve years old (p. 22: “she has just started her woman’s bleeding”), has flaxen hair and wears a red shawl. She is a latecomer and has been so indulged that she does not know about the dangerous world she lives in (p. 22: “in this savage country”, p. 23: “she is afraid of nothing”). She is described as very innocent: Pretty, pale, fair hair like lint and virginity (p. 22).

The hunter part of the wolf is described as: “a handsome one” and “a fine fellow” (p. 23). Besides that the author describes him as gallant since he offers her to carry her basket. He is a real gentleman. The wolf part of the wolf is on the other hand described as: “a beast of prey”, “devastating eyes as red as a wound” and “his genitals, huge” (p. 24-25). This all creates a picture of a repulsive and bloodthirsty wolf that is the complete opposite of the impression we had when he was dressed as a hunter. However he changes through the story and is in the end described as “the tender wolf” (p.
27).

The story is written around 1979 by a female writer called…...

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