Friday, April 04, 2008

I'd Forgotten Just How Disturbing This Is

Or maybe I never realized how disturbing the story of Hansel and Gretel is. I definitely don't recall being upset by it. I probably focused on how marvelous it would be to find a house made of gingerbread and candy.

While viewing a Hansel and Gretel slideshow relating to an exhibit that has already closed (remember, I'm catching up on my reading), this adult began to get creeped out. Kicking the evil witch into the oven didn't bother me at all, by the way. Instead it was the parents unable to feed their children and abandoning them, and the evil woman taking them into her home that made this grown-up start feeling anxious while sitting in front of her computer screen.

And maybe a little inspired. We'll see.

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