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Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites. Thanks, Eileen Catanzariti, for this comment. I think each one of us can feel like Hansel or Gretel at least for some time in one's life. This is one of the main reasons why classic fairy tales stick. I identify with Hansel and Gretel. Children having being abandoned by the ones that they love. How they grow up and are transformed over the time that they are in the witches cottage. How they leave a trail to find their way home and the bird as a spiritual symbol shows them the way home. Thanks, really helpful for my assignment.
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Gabby or Gabrielle, that was weird, not something i would think to see on a chat site about original fairy tales. I think that interpretation can go further with analysing the extraordinary events in the tale. For example, the witch's house made out of sweets can be viewed as an effect of hallucinations: the children were too hungry or, maybe, ate some mushrooms or poisonous berries in the woods so they got hallucinations. This interpretation is not so uncommon. In some analyses of fairy tales and classical religious or magical visions, including flying witches or lycantropism, there are suggested the same basic explanations.
Then, the way in which the children percieved the inhabitant of that house in the forest, as a cannibal witch, and the following events in the tale, including the return back home on the neck of birds, may be seen, as well, as effects of the same hallucinations.
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The symbolism of this interpretation can be largely seen as initiation, rite of passage into puberty or adulthood and the like, even illumination, in an alchemic sense see the gold and jewelries that the children bring back home. This is great - I couldn't remember the story it's been about 45 years and I couldn't remember the end nor did I know the meaning. Thank you. Hansel and Gretel is written by brothers Grimm. Thanks, laxhotshot, for stopping by. Another excellent analysis of a fairy tale.
I bookmarked it to send it later to a couple of teachers that I know. It's the least I can do.
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OneSavvyMama: Well, life is never really simple and great stories are always reflection of life, right? Thanks for your comment! Wow, what an interesting lens! Who knew all of these symbolic details were packed into a simple children's story! I guess it's not so simple after all. There's definitely more than meets the eye with this one.
Cool lens for sure ;o. Luckily I don't identify with any of these characters. I was never abandoned, nor have I have tried to bake children. Interesting concepts, ideas and analogies. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages and Hubbers authors may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
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Image credit: Hermann Vogel, all used illustrations are in Public Domain. Who wrote Hansel and Gretel not necessary with this title? Short Summary There is a great famine in the country and woodcutter's family is starving. Or: to be forced to abandon somebody you love! History and Variations Although Grimm's version is the most popular one it is far from being the first.
Did you know? Where can you buy the book about Hansel and Gretel? Buy Now. Symbolism in Hansel and Gretel The story about Hansel and Grethel is full of symbols and they offer numerous explanations. When they lost the access to them step-mother locks the door , there is no way back anymore.
Birds - there are numerous mentions of the birds in the fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel. A bird's bone is important element helping the kids surviving a few days in captivity. Did you learn something? Do you identify with Hansel or Gretel? Or maybe a witch? Another great article! I really enjoyed your insight on the classic tale. I used to love this story when I was a child.
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