Red Riding Hood hides in the cottage, afraid of all the crime around her. Even the bars on her window don’t protect her. She has become a prisoner in her own home, afraid to go outside and live her life. The literal interpretation of this work, reflects the serious crime in South Africa, burglary at residential premises in SA reached over 228 000. A form of fear is prevalent in everyday life. On a symbolic level, Red doesn’t trust anyone and closes herself up to letting people in, feeling they are all intruders in her life. She isolates herself, and in turn her existence is inherently sad and lonely, as she retreats from the chaos that surrounds her.