Hansel and Gretel

Brian Choe, Jarrett Taylor, Mckenzie Melane, Joe Diaz

Comparison and Contrast

In the Disney version is Hansel and Gretel get lost in the forrest and is agonizing in pain and sadness. She wants to go out to look for them in the forrest but the father who is very level headed says its impossible to find them in the witches forrest at night. In the Grimm version the father is very passive and can easily get manipulated by the wife. In the Grimm version the mother and father realized that they will starve to dead by trying to take care of the children, so she tries to leave them in the forrest to die. The main difference between the Grimm and disney version is that the story is much longer and in much more detail than the fairly tale which is shorter, quicker to the climax and not as in-depth by not showing how they get to the forrest or how they get lost, they do not show as many different view points as the Grimm version does

Romanticism

Elements of Romanticism from Hansel and Gretel are Nature- "Just wait a little, until the moon has risen, and then we will soon find the way."

Emotion trumps Logic- "But I feel very sorry for the poor children all the same."

Heroism- "Gretel gave her a push that drove her far into it, and shut the iron door, and fastened the bolt"

Rebellion-"Hansel still continued thin, she was seized with the impatience and would not wait any longer"

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