‘Gretel and Hansel’ and Modern Feminism

Spoilers for ‘Gretel and Hansel’

‘Gretel and Hansel’ is a 2020 horror fantasy directed by Oz Perkins. The movie, much like the reversed names in the title would suggest, focuses on the eponymous Gretel more than her younger brother of Grimm’s fame. Putting young Hansel in the backseat in the role of annoying younger brother. The movie opens with Gretel in the midst of blossoming into a woman (played by scream queen Sophia Lillis- who was the standout as Bev in the new It series). Gretel is tasked with going out to find work to earn money for her family who is…