Joham Ludwig Tieck
Ludwig Tieck (1773-1853) was a German poet, translator,
novelist and critic. His
fairy tales and folk tales illustrate the romantic refinement of these
He was the first to introduce the figure of the
the story of Little Red Riding Hood he wrote in 1800.
His contribution has not been very well
the feminist world; they consider him sexist, a kind of a male
chauvinist because the story has a happy ending thanks to a man, a man
who has an axe. With his axe and his strength he can cut,
he is a kind of authority, something like a policeman.
It is not surprising that in the
years to come the woodcutter became the hunter. The
woodcutter was replaced by a hunter with a gun. Both figures are
offensive to feminits just because they are men who appear in the tale
when things can not go worse.
Needless to say that the problem created
irresponsible mother who sent her minor daughter, through the
forest, to see old ill Granny who lived alone in an isolated
is solved either by the woodcutter or by the hunter. Men can solve
problems, women just create them. That is what is offensive, sexit and