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The Moral Story of Hansel and Gretel

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What are Moral Tales? - A Brief Introduction

A tale is a fantastic method to engage your children. The stories you read to yourself as a youngster are probably one of your first recollections. Most of the tales you heard as a child definitely had morals. Stories with morals teaches us important lessons on life. Children appreciate moral tales and get valuable life lessons from them, including kindness, loyalty, friendship, emotions and also how to deal with rejection and fear. Wouldn't it be wonderful to tell your youngster these tales? Why not begin by looking at the story we have provided below for you. 

Moral Story of Hansel and Gretel with Pictures

Once upon a time, Hansel and Gretel, who were brother and sister, lived with their father in the woods in a small cottage. Their father was a poor woodcutter. The kids' mother had passed away while they were too young. When their father eventually remarried, he believed he would no longer be lonely. But Hansel and Gretel had a really difficult time with the new stepmother. 

After the stepmother had cleared her plate of everything she wanted, the kids were finally permitted to eat. There would barely be a crust of bread remaining. They were also ask to do difficult tasks all day long. Hensel and Gratel had to consume less and less food every day. However, the stepmother continued to assign them challenging tasks. Gretel requested her father one day, saying, "Please, Father! We work hard all day, and now we're starving.” However, the stepmother slapped her in the face. "You brats without gratitude!" She screamed. "You're going to gobble us up whole!"

The two kids were forbidden from sleeping in the cabin that night. They trembled and held one other close as they waited outside in the cold. Gretel looked at her younger brother and said, “We can't remain here. Today, we must flee into the woods. When we are on our own, we will undoubtedly discover more food than we do at home.”

"Do you think so? Hansel stated. "But what if we get lost?"

“We won't”, Gretel said. "I have some bread. We'll leave a trail of breadcrumbs. We can track the crumbs home if we have to.”

They left their difficult life behind and ventured off into the woods. They ventured more and farther into the forest. Gretel carefully dropped one crumb, followed shortly by another.

Hansel and Gretel with their Father and Stepmother

Hansel and Gretel with their Father and Stepmother

Yet alas! They searched endlessly for any indication of food, such as an apple tree, pear tree, some ground-level nuts, or even dried-up berries. Nothing was available to eat! They were starving from a long time and were very hungry. Finally, Hansel and Gretel realised that they must go back to their hut or they would definitely die of starving. Following the breadcrumbs that they left behind were the only option they had to get back home. However, when they searched for the breadcrumbs, they couldn't find any since they had all vanished.

Hansel and Gretel in the Forest

Hansel and Gretel in the Forest

A huge crumb was in the beak of a bird that flew into the air. Hansel and Gretel were disheartened because all of their breadcrumbs had apparently been taken by the birds. The sun was setting and both of them were too scared by then. They were lost and hungry. Gretel suddenly saw a tiny light gleaming in the distance. “In the middle of the woods, could this possibly be a hut?” Gretel said. "We must learn! Perhaps whoever resides can be kind and will accept us." Both Hansel and Gretel ran as quickly as they could to reach towards the light.

Hansel and Gretel Meet the Witch

Hansel and Gretel Meet the Witch

But they were shocked to find an evil witch inside the hut. She wanted to eat Hansel and Gretel as soon as she saw them. She took hold of the kids and put them in a cage. The witch made the choice to first throw Hansel into the boiling soup and devour him. She started to boil water for the soup in a large saucepan. 

Gretel somehow managed to escape her cage at that very moment. She powerfully shoved the evil witch from behind, causing her to fall into the boiling water. She screamed in pain before dying immediately. Gretel and Hansel discovered hidden riches there were stored in the hut. They brought it back with them. On seeing them, their father welcomed them back with tears of relief and also informed them about their stepmother's death. They never again experienced poverty or cruelty again!

Moral of the Story

Never trust a stranger even if they treat you well.


The story of "Hansel and Gretel" sheds light on topics such as child abandonment, a lack of parental love, hunger and poverty, temptation, and children's real capacity to overcome difficult circumstances.

Children can learn numerous things from this tale. The most crucial thing to learn, though, is to never trust a stranger, even if they treat you well. The witch exudes the kindness of an elderly woman.

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FAQs on The Moral Story of Hansel and Gretel

1. How can you tell that Hansel and Gretel were clever?

Through their own cleverness, Hansel and Gretel managed to avoid danger over the course of the tale. Gretel's cunningness is demonstrated by his collection of stones and the creation of a trail that would allow them to return. Hansel deftly proposes a bone to the old witch when she asks him to extend his finger so she may determine whether he is fat enough to fry. This further demonstrates his sharp intelligence. Gretel also has the fast thinking to quickly decide to utilize the witch's plot to murder her after understanding it.

2. What is the moral of Hansel and Gretel?

Children may learn numerous things from this tale. The most important thing to learn is to never trust strangers, even if they treat you well. The witch discovers the kindness of the old woman. Hansel and Gretel enter his house because he promises them delicious food and comfortable beds. It proves that even something that looks great can be harmful. As you can see, this is a real gingerbread house.