*WINNER* 'Hansel & Gretel' and 'Gretel & Hansel' - A comparison of the Brothers Grimm fairytale and Oz Perkins movie


  • Lena Hildebrand


The classic German fairytale ‘Hansel and Gretel’, written by the Brothers Grimm, confronts the reader with the issues such as famine, cannibalism, and abandonment. These are topics that also appeared in a lot of other fairytales around that time. Based on this observation this poster evaluates what influenced ‘Hansel and Gretel’ (1857) and how it may influence the same fairytale, told by Oz Perkins almost 200 years later. The movie ‘Gretel and Hansel’ came out in January 2020. Oz Perkins directed the movie and used the Brothers Grimm fairytale as the baseline for his story/movie. Perkins movie is one out of many adaptations of the Brothers Grimm fairytale. Does society play a big role in changing the tale and does famine still exist in today’s fairytales? Does the moral of the story stay the same? These are some points the poster will touch on.






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