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Me and my partner @claraofnutcracker402nutcracker402 decided to write about Hansel and Gretel, a story where many mistakes and rules were broken, depending on what side you’re looking at. After all, every character has intentions, and depending on what your mentality is, they might seem Good, or Evil.
So without further ado, let us tell you about the beloved tale of Hansel and Gretel.
Things Evil did that had Good intentions:
1. In the Gingerbread house, the Witch spared Gretel, making her cook and clean instead of being eaten with her brother. Of course, most say that she was just going to eat her anyway, only wanting to eat one child at a time and saving the other for later. But what if the Witch only wanted to spare a child? Thinking that the girl would be better off being alive. But she spared a life, only killing one child and not two. Because after all, sparing or saving the child is Good.
2. The stepmother wanted to get rid of the children because they were to costly. (After all, this story was during a famine). But what if she wanted her and her new husband to have a new life? To be happy and in love as storybooks teach her to be? She thought the children were the villains in her story.
3. The Witch let to starving children into her candy-sweet house. She wanted to GIVE to the children, and well, she expected to be given something in return.
A lot of people think this is crazy, that evil had good intentions. But every story needs villains, and people chose them to play that role.
Evil things Good did:
1. The father left his two children to die in the woods, thinking it was best. But it is never best to leave children. Some people will say that he was just doing best for his new wife, but that is never an excuse to leave a child behind.
2. The children broke a rule of Good by burning a witch who never attacked them. You could say they were defending themselves, but they still broke a rule of Good, a rule that they there trained to follow.
3. Hansel ignored his sisters calls to run away from the house, but Hansel greedily ate the house with no regrets. Hansel was too greedy to think of the consequences that would come, one that he would pay moments later.
Everyone thinks that Good can only do Good, that they could never make an Evil mistake. But even the purest hearts can make mistakes, no matter how Good they are.
Evil things Evil fulfilled
1. The Witch invited CHILDREN to her house to EAT THEM. this is why Hansel and Gretel killed the witch when near the end, because killing and eating children is Evil in every way. The Witch even made Gretel gather ingredients and help cook her beloved brother.
2. Their stepmother told the father to lead them into the forest to die. This was not an accident. She thought the children were too costly. If money was such an issue they should have found a better solution. The killing of innocent children is never an excuse.
Good things Good did:
1. The children helped each other escape the Witch. One of the most valuable lessons of Good is that they help others. No matter what.
2. A part that is often forgotten is that the children took the witch’s gems to provide for their family. Though they are stealing from the dead witch who tried to eat them, they forgave their parents who did so much to hurt them.
These last two reasons where the ones we know well, but the other two are so out there we can’t quite grasp it. Thank you for reading and we do hope this gives us high ranks! Sincerely,
@SophiesWay & @Claraofnutcracker402.