This paper is an examination of some of the psychological aspects of the child/parent relationship. Hansel and Gretel has been analyzed by many, who put forth the notion that it offers a model for understanding the psychological roots of child abandonment, abuse and neglect. As such, this essay offers an overview of a preventive approach that may be applicable to the plight of families, particularly impoverished families such as Hansel and Gretel’s.
A Cautionary Fable: Understanding Primal Fear and Violence in ‘Hansel and Gretel’
Hansel and Gretel is an expression of childhood anxiety over abandonment and parental rejection. It touches ...