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The Complete Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm - Hansel and Gretel Summary & Analysis

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Hansel and Gretel Summary

A stepmother convinces her husband to abandon their children in the forest. The first time they find their way back home. The second time they find their way to the house of a witch who tries to eat Hansel. Gretel kills the witch by locking her in an oven. The two find their way back to their father's house.

Hansel and Gretel Analysis

Fairy tale motifs used in this story include the wicked stepmother . There is also a witch who is mean and cruel. Before turning into this mean and cruel witch, the witch disguises herself as a kind old lady who wants to help the children. Parents often use this story as a way to demonstrate to their children why they should not talk to or trust strangers.

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