Hansel and Gretel is about two children who outsmart witches and other mystical beings that have held them in captivity. This story was supposedly created in the medieval time during the Great Famine from 1315 to 1321. During this time, many people were driven to do extreme and harsh deeds. An example of these deeds is leaving your children to die in the middle of the forest, which is exactly what the stepmother and father did in the story.
Hansel and Gretel lived with their ill-stricken stepmother and their father. They lived happily and healthily.
One day, the stepmother decided to rid of them. She told the father to take the children out into the forest and leave them there. They wanted to find their way home.
The father left them alone so they had no how to get back home.
The next time this happened, Hansel laid down a trail of bread to help them find a way home. This time, theywere led to a house and an old witch trapped them.
They tricked the witch and killed her. The father had killed the stepmother and they gathered the witches treasures and were rich.