dijous, 30 d’abril de 2009

Hansel and Gretel

"In my english classes at Stuyvesant High School the students agree that nothing on television or out of Hollywood could equal in violence and horror, the story of Hansel and Gretel. How can we subject children to the story of some asshole of a father who is so dominated by his new wife he's willing to lose his kids in the woods and let them starve to death? How can we tell children how Hansel and Gretel were locked up by that witch who wanted to fatted and cook them? And is there anything more horrible than the scene where they push her into the fire?"
page 257

In my new english book, appears a curious reflection about this tale. I wouldn't never say that...I've always thought that the witch's house could be my own heaven...I'm so sweet tooth!

3 comentaris:

iron maiden ha dit...

It is often said that for many children the death of Bambi was a terrible experience... Never had thought but the truth is that if you think in the book of Hansel and Gretel everything is quite tetric and sinister :)

somesketch ha dit...

Oh! I agree with you, Cildo Meireles is really good! Thank you to discover him to me! So nice art! I've seen that room where all was red, just wonderful, yes!

Virginia ha dit...

Tales are full of myths! Once we analyze them we can be surprised!