The story is a parable for a girl's coming-of-age, meaning when she begins her period and becomes a "woman" thus the red hood. The wolf killing the grandmother is symbolic of menopause and the cessation of menustration (sp?).
So, it's the natural order of things - the grandmother must stop being able to conceive in the natural order of things in order for the young girl to take her place. The wolf takes the grandmother's place and tries to trick the girl into believing his ruse (sex without love), but the girl sees through this and triumphs in the end, chastity intact.
The wolf doesn't eat her in the woods because he wants the girl in another way.
This man showers us with wisdom.
Its a story for kids thats why ;) but in all seriousness you've forgotten his preference for cross-dressing, not half as exciting if your prey doesn't catch you in the act...
If he did kill her in the woods we wouldn't have had a story to talk about now ..
If the wolf simply killed red ridding hood first then Grandma would of been very upset and killed the wolf in return.
he didnt want to kill little red, he wanted to rape her and he was into roleplay, "the better to eat you with" stand for oral.
he wanted the pic-a-nic basket. but he was hungry and he got to eat grandma too. wanted her little cottage. he didn't have a comfy bed and a woodstove in the forest.
empathy the wolf felt similar to good old kevorkioan knew shed miss little red and bde scared the wolf would return. so he pulled the plug on that *****.
he was to busy taking the shortcut to grandmas house so he could pretend he was grandma when little red riding hood arrived , a prelude before the kill
The little red riding hood was 'little'. She could barely satisfy the wolf's hunger. So he went for the adult instead.