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Little Red Riding Hood


Joham Ludwig Tieck

romantic author
   
Joham Ludwig Tieck
(1773-1853) was a German poet, translator, hispanist, editor, novelist and critic.
His fairy tales and folk tales illustrate the romantic refinement of these genres.  
    He was the first to introduce the figure of the woodcutter in the story of Little Red Riding Hood he wrote in 1800.  
    His contribution has not been very well acepted by 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 by an irresponsible mother who sent her minor daughter,  through the forest, to see old ill Granny who lived alone in an isolated area 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 chauvinist.