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Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood), like many fairy tales, has a very clear and simple plot structure and it is very easy to use this story to illustrate the different elements of plot in literature. ” This eBook of “Fairy Tales” by the Grimm Brothers (based on translations from the Grimms’ Kinder und Hausmärchen by Edgar Taylor and Edgar Taylor and Marian Edwardes) belongs to the public domain.” (Authorama, n.d.)As the original story belongs to the public domain, it does not have a copyright.Exposition Little Red-Cap’s mother asks her to bring a basket of cake and wine to her ill grandmother. There is a bit of foreshadowing and irony, as she tells her daughter explicitly not to go off the paths in the dark forest and to look out for the wolf, while later we will discover that Little Red will get off the path where she meets the wolf. There is no tension or conflict here yet. Rising action Little Red meets the wolf. Although she is very naive and she trusts the wolf, the reader knows he does not have good intentions and he is on his way to eat Little Red’s grandmother. There is some foreshadowing here as well because the wolf asks where Grandmother lives, so the reader can predict that he will use this information to go and find her. This is where the tension starts to build up because the reader knows that the grandmother is about to get eaten while Little Red is happily and unknowingly picking flowers in the forest. The climax Little Red gets eaten by the wolf. The tension builds up very rapidly by her stating things like ‘But, grandmother, what big eyes you have!’ (Grimm & Grimm, 1812) and when she is at the point of finding out that her grandmother is actually the wolf, the latter eats her up. Falling action Little Red and Grandmother are stuck in the wolf’s stomach. A huntsman hears a noise from Grandmother’s house and he goes inside to check up on her. The tension is decreasing because the reader knows that the huntsman might be able to save Little Red and her grandmother. ResolutionThe huntsman cuts open the wolf’s stomach and frees Little Red and her grandmother. All conflict is now solved because the last sentence of the story is “Red-Cap went joyously home, and no one ever did anything to harm her again.” (Grimm & Grimm, 1812).The effect of the plot on the readerWhen the Rising Action starts, the tension rises quite steadily until the climax. After the climax, the plot takes an unexpected turn because, although Little Red and her grandmother were already eaten, they can still be saved by the huntsman and Little Red can return home safely.