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07 October 2011 @ 11:28 am
"early to-morrow morning we'll take the children out into the thickest part of the wood"  
To me, one of the most upsetting fairy tales that I heard as a child was Hansel and Gretel, not for the child eating witch who lived in a candy house (I always wanted a candy house), but because of the parents who selfishly abandoned their children. In most versions, I think, it is the step-mother who instigates the plan, and the meek father acquiesces, sending his son and daughter out to die in the forest.

After hearing that story, I was just glad that my family wasn't interested in camping! (And that my parents weren't monsters.)

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Jenny: RedRidingvive028 on October 8th, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
Exactly. It's very upsetting to think of them all alone in the woods,starving.
Wolf-Alice: -Shipwreckedfeedthewolves on October 9th, 2011 04:30 am (UTC)
YES! I mean, what kind of parents DO THAT?!
[Miranda] Captain Gastlyxeliara on October 9th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC)
Hansel and Gretel is definitely one of the creepier fairy tales. I always thought shoving the witch into the oven was horrible, but now that you mention it...abandoning children in the freaking woods...gah.
Wolf-Alice: -Peeking through your windowsfeedthewolves on October 10th, 2011 01:21 am (UTC)
Yeah, parental abandonment is way scarier than a witch who was easily outsmarted by freaking ten year olds!!
☆ Rinia_lovesuicide on October 13th, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
NOT RELEVANT, but there's a nifty flash game based off of Hansel and Gretel (I don't know if you like flash games but here's the link to part one):


Part 2 irritates the crap out of me, but that's because there are a LOT of puzzles to solve. XD