Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Hansel and Gretel
The Grimm Brothers, Children's and Household Tales 1857
Summary: Hansel and Gretel are left in the woods and end up finding a house made of cake and bread that was built by a wicked witch who eats children. Hansel and Gretel save their lives by outwitted her.
My Review: Ok first of all the father is an idiot, he shouldn't have to put up with his wife pushing him around. The husband really should have just left his wife in the woods, instead of the children. The wife was an evil little twit and the children were so sweet. The wicked witch is terrifying! This story has always given me the creeps because of the whole baking the children in the oven. The only thing I like about this fairytale is that Hansel and Gretel are such loving siblings and they really take care of each other.
Watch Out for: abandonment, starvation, a wicked witch, mentioning of killings and eating children, death