Asked by: Cristophe Insaurgarat
asked in category: General Last Updated: 3rd February, 2020

What role do the birds have in the story Hansel and Gretel?

Birds play an important role to control the events that occur in the life of Hansel and Gretel. When Hansel and Gretel return back to their home, they have grown up in age and they can now help their father. The help they give is symbolized by the jewels.

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Similarly, it is asked, what is the purpose of Hansel and Gretel?

Hansel and Gretel are the children of a poor woodcutter. When a famine settles over the land, the woodcutter's wife (stepmother to Hansel and Gretel) decides to take the children into the woods and leave them there to fend for themselves so she and her husband will not starve to death.

Furthermore, what did the witch say to Hansel and Gretel? "Creep in," said the witch, "and see if it properly heated, so that we can put the bread in." And once Gretel was inside, she intended to shut the oven and let her bake in it, and then she would eat her, too.

Similarly one may ask, what role does the witch have in the story What does she symbolize?

There is a witch living inside. She is a cannibal and intends to eat them. But they are too lean, so she decides to feed Hansel first, using Gretel as a slave and for some time children manage to postpone their tragic end. Witch has very poor sight, so she is checking Hansel's fat by pinching his finger.

What is the ending of Hansel and Gretel?

At the end of the 200-year-old Grimm fairy tale, Gretel traps the cannibalistic witch in her own oven, allowing her to escape with her brother Hansel and the witch's priceless stones. The kids return home rich and live happily ever after. The end.

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