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Thread #140865 Message #3240056
Posted By: MorwenEdhelwen1
17-Oct-11 - 01:55 AM
Thread Name: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
Subject: RE: BS: Racial stereotypes in retellings?
I've just realised that "öliver Twist" is basically "Hansel and Gretel" without the cannibalism and set in urban England instead of Germany. I mean, just look: Kid(s) is abandoned/away from their parents/adult caretakers because of the adults' cruelty (in the pre-Grimms version it was the mother instead of the stepmother that convinced the father to abandon H&G) because of not having enough food. Some help leads the kid(s)to the house of a harmless-looking adult, who in reality plans to harm them. In the end, the kid(s)escape from the villain with a lot of money. So, I have had another idea for a long time. Combine Oliver Twist and Hansel and Gretel to create something original. And set it in America (I've always wanted to go to America, particularly NYC. Maybe someday I will)