Friday, 23 March 2012

Fabled Friday's


Welcome to the first ever edition of Fabled Friday's! It a fun little meme of my creation where I will pick a new fairy tale each week to discuss. Inspired by the obscene amount of fairy tale tv shows, I thought I would give the books some credit.

As I was given a copy of Grimms' Fairy Tales, I will be drowning in the world of Grimm for the next few weeks. Anyone is free to join. You can either review the same tale, pick another or be completely original and make one up or share one passed down from a grandparent.

What is required:
1. Pick a fairy tale.
2. Write anything you want about it (opinion, review, other versions by different writers, moral, fantasy cast, films, alternate ending etc)
3. Share an interesting image that represents that story (scene, character, object etc)

If you are still uncertain of what to do, just use my post as a guideline. Here we go!


Hansel and Gretel is a popular fairy tale about siblings Hansel and Gretel. Their father and evil step mother abandon them in the woods as they can't afford to take care of them. They drop stones and bread crumbs to help find their way home, but eventually they can't find their way home because the bread crumbs get eaten. They run into a blind witch who lures them in with her tasty gingerbread house where she tries to eat them... As the tale goes, Hansel and Gretel are two smart children, they shove the witch in the oven, escape with her riches and return home to their father, where their evil step mother has passed away.

There are various versions of the tale, the famous one being written by the Brothers Grimm in 1812. What is great about the tale is that it has been translated around the world and interpreted to suit different cultures. Some countries even change the names of the characters. One example being in Croatia where the names were changed to Ivica and Marica, two popular names at the time. After all Hansel and Gretel are two popular German names...


If you are taking part, link your post below to share with everyone.

2 comments:

  1. I love this idea so much that I decided to join in!

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    1. Hahaha that is awesome! Thanks for being my first partipant! :D heading to see what you chose

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