Faith in religion solves Hansel & Gretel's problem.

Essay by rhernandJunior High, 9th gradeA, December 2003

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Thesis: When hard times are present, God is the only being that will give a person hope.

Question: How is God represented as a helper along a voyage?

T.S 1: In order for a person to feel the need to ask for help to a higher being comes from desperate moments a person's life.

T.S. 2: Because of the state of desolation that a person puts themselves in, they start on a life changing voyage that will be helped by a god-like figure represented in many ways.

T.S. 3: After they have been guided through life, the feeling of comfort is when knowing that they voyage is over and god is the only way that would encourage the human race to move on.

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Thesis: When the going gets tough, a god-like figure will be the being that will bring hope.

Question: How is God represented as a helper in this children's folklore?

T.S. 1: When times are desperate, the first thing that a person would do is to first ask for help and guidance to the god-like figure.

STS 1: Desperate moments like the one that the family of Hansel & Gretel experience is a perfect example.

The way the family experiences hunger and cannot be keeping themselves on their toes is when they might start to use irrational thinking.

The step-mother decides to leave their children alone at the forest makes them think fast at hard moments like this.

STS 2: Once the hardships are seen, this god-like figure will be appearing in the person's life because of the situation they are in.

Hansel tells Gretel about the plan their mom is going to layout the next morning but tells Gretel not to worry.

Hansel goes out into the night- also a sign...