Hansel and Gretel: a complex tale of parent-child interactions

  title={Hansel and Gretel: a complex tale of parent-child interactions},
  author={Debbie Hindle},
  journal={Infant Observation},
  pages={84 - 98}
  • Debbie Hindle
  • Published 2020
  • Psychology
  • Infant Observation
  • ABSTRACT Hansel and Gretel is a familiar and iconic tale of siblings struggling in the face of poverty, abandonment and fear, but it is also a tale of the children’s ingenuity and capacity to work together. Freud, Klein and more recent child development research have all added to our understanding of the significance of sibling relationships. In this paper the author briefly notes what is known about the original tale recorded by the brothers Grimm and describes and reflects on the story on a… CONTINUE READING