redridinghood-wolfWhile we tend to see fairy tales as aimed at children, we quickly learn this was not originally so.  But children still are featured prominently in many tales, albeit in some fairly terrifying ways.  Children are neglected, abandoned, threatened, and in many stories simply treated poorly.  What image of childhood do we find in fairy tales?  As you read, look for clues as to how earlier societies and cultures viewed children and childhood.