Little Red Riding Hood and The Mysterious Wolf
I created the Scratch animation Little Red Riding Hood and The Mysterious Wolf as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story that requires the audience to make a decision that changes the outcome/ending of the story for the better or the worse.
My story is about a little girl named Little Red Riding Hood who asks her mother if she can go visit her Grandmother, because it has been a while since she has seen her last. Her mother allows her to go; so Little Red Riding Hood takes off with a basket that her and her mother packed for her Grandmother.
In order for Little Red Riding Hood to get to her Grandmother’s house she has to go through the forest. As she goes down the path that goes on through the woods, Little Red Riding hood notices flowers growing on the side of the path. So she picks them up, to have a nice gift for her Grandmother. But when she stands back up she notices a shadow behind her. It was a wolf!
The wolf asked the little girl what she was doing out in the forest all by herself, and she answered a little frightened by the wolf. Little Red Riding Hood then excused herself after realizing how late she was.
Consequences for both decisions:
If Little Red Riding Hood told the wolf where she was really going:
The wolf rushed to the Grandmother’s house, taking a shortcut in order to get there before the little girl had. When he got there the Grandmother thought it was Little Red Riding Hood, and let the wolf in. The wolf then ate her up.
When the little girl finally got to her Grandmother’s and realized that the wolf had eaten her Grandmother, she ran to find help; and got some from the woodsman working outside who helped make the wolf spit out the Grandmother.
If Little Red Riding Hood lied to the wolf because he was a stranger: Little Red Riding Hood continued on her way to her Grandmother’s house. When she arrived, she gave the basket and flowers to her Grandmother, and they had a nice afternoon together.
My story was inspired by the original Little Red Riding Hood Story, first written by Charles Perrault. I think I was successful in creating my story because the story that I created on Scratch was about three minutes, the story is interactive because the audience has to type in the answer to the wolf, the decisions that the audience has to make is whether or not to tell the wolf (who is a stranger) where they are actually going or just leaving. I also gave credit to the original story of Little Red Riding Hood, and the story is suitable for children of 13 years of age or under.