It’s been a while sine I’ve jumped into the papers and pulled something out of there for discussion. I’m not sure if that’s because I couldn’t find anything interesting or I’m really slacking here. But I found something that was really interesting in the Kitchener-Waterloo Record. This one all about Little Red Riding Hood and where fairy tales come from.
The debate, and it sounds like a heated debate, is how did fairy tales originate. One side of the debate claims that fairy tales were created by a particular author. The other side believes there is a long oral tradition that dates back much further than the printed sources. I will say that I side with the second group, most stories have some sort of oral history. And that group also claims that due to the oral history you can find similar stories with slight twists to suite the region.
Have a look at the article and weigh in on this interesting debate: