As explained in the 'Conventions of fairy tales' section, a fairy story always includes a number of important elements.
When reading through this section, keep in mind the Brothers Grimm version of the story which you can read here-
In the story of Hansel and Gretel, these include:
In the Hansel and Gretel story the good characters are Hansel and Gretel.
The obvious bad character in this story is the witch who captures Hansel and Gretel.
Can you think of any supporting characters in this story?
One of the main features of this story is the magical house made of cake and candy.
OBSTACLE OR TASK
A fairy tale usually includes an obstacle or task which the characters must tackle with to reach their happy ending. Can you think of the obstacles which Hansel and Gretel have to overcome and any tasks they perform?
HAPPILY EVER AFTER
The children manage to get away and return to their father, the wood cutter, who is delighted to see them and they all live happily ever after...
A 2013 film adaptation of the Hansel and Gretel story
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