I have choosen "Little Red Riding Hood" to be analyzed from the point of the view of Bruno Bettelheim. First, this fairy tale was mainly addressed children and young girls to teach not to trust and listen to all sorts of people in the outside world included the gentle ones. For adults, it may be so simple, but for children is one of many important rules to acquire and become themself more mature so that they will be able to deal with any problem in their future lives in society. Thus, this fairy tale acts as children´s coaches to kown what to do or not to do.
Second, this fairy tale like the others has a happy ending in which good is rewarded like when Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother are saved by the Woodcutter and evil is punished like in the tale when the wolf is killed by the Woodcutter, as well. The happy ending creates confidence and hope to overcome any difficult situation so that it compensates for the sad, anxious and paintful feelings.
Third, classic opening words´fairy tales are "Once upon a time...", give children the idea of leaving this real world to sink into a magic world where things are less materialistic and happy, vivid and innocent.
fourth, the number "three" is one of the characteristics of fairy tales like this.The main good characters are three: Little Red Riding Hood, her Grandmother and the wolf.
fifth, "Little Red Riding Hood" has one heroe, the Woodcutter, and one evil the cunning Wolf. The idea of justice is present here because children need a model to follow and a model to be different in order to avoid being punished.
sixth, Female figures are all major characters and encourage women to take control of their lives to keep away themself from lying people and to be helpful to others.
To conclude, Bruno Bettelheim was a helpful person who expierenced the consequences of the war and gives the mayority of his years to recuperate children from autism. He believed that fairy tales were a good way to help these children to convey their emotions and at the same time, to discover a fantastic world where they can dream to be the prince or princess who will live happily for ever after.