Episode 5 – Retelling Hansel and Gretel

In this anarchy episode, Group 3 of English 104 discusses tale number 327 by the Grimm Brothers, Hansel and Gretel. Group 3 – Atlas, Sean, Isabel, and Joie – discuss the original archetypes found within this story and then go on to analyze various modern retellings of this classic fairytale. This episode begins with each member introducing themselves and then discussing the particular retelling that was chosen by each member. Atlas begins by discussing the film Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters, Sean discusses “Hansel and Gretel: A Modern Adaptation” by Shweta Sen, Joie discusses a modern adaptation by Rachel Lynch, and Isabel discusses a three-part story by Daniel B. Cursi. The group then goes into discussing the various archetypes found within the original Grimm’s Brothers edition of Hansel and Gretel. We further discussed the different character types within the story that were referenced from the article, Fairy Tales Most Wanted: The Five Most Well-Known Character Types. After this, each member of the group then deeply analyzes their particular retelling of Hansel and Gretel. Finally, the group concludes the podcast with the major themes and references found within the original as well as the various modern retellings by each member.

Links to retellings:

Sean: https://sites.psu.edu/rclsen/2013/09/26/hansel-and-gretel-a-modern-adaptation/

Joie: https://www.wattpad.com/599318-short-stories-hansel-and-gretel-present-day-remix

Isabel: https://www.wattpad.com/265558741-hansel-and-gretel-a-modern-retelling-part-5

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