Hansel and Gre­tel

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What hap­pens

Poverty-stricken par­ents aban­don their chil­dren in the for­est to avoid their own star­va­tion—at the mother’s sug­ges­tion. Hansel and gre­tel find a house made of bread, which, it tran­spires, is a trap cre­ated by a child-gob­bling witch. gre­tel is forced to help fat­ten her caged brother and boil the wa­ter to cook him in.

When the witch tries to shut her in an oven, gre­tel over­pow­ers and kills her. the chil­dren steal all the witch’s jew­els and re­turn to their fa­ther, as their mother died while they were out.

The moral of the story

chil­dren cost a lot to feed, but you should still do it. Steal­ing is okay if it’s from a child-gob­bling witch. killing witches is also fine.

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