Hansel and Gretel
I created the Scratch animation "Hansel and Gretel" as my response to a project to create an interactive ethical story. An ethical story is a story that teaches the viewer a lesson and presents a problem to them in which they can deiced the fate of the character and see the circumstances and consequences that may come from it.The viewer may come across the problem one day and they may remember what happened when they responded in some sort of way to the problem. It is a practice of what is to come in their lives and it allows the viewer to be ready.
My story is about Hansel and Gretel and how they must decide whether they will risk their lives going into the house of the witch or whether they will take the chance of angering the witch and trying to strive on their own in the woods and dying as a consequence to that. The two decisions my animation has is that if Hansel and Gretel go inside the witches house they get trapped and Hansel almost gets eaten but at the end they survive. What is better is that at the end of that choice they become filthy rich and escape poverty and are back at home with their father. The other choice is that Hansel and Gretel decide to be selfish and eat all the chocolate by themselves angering the witch and the whole family dies from starvation or poisoning.
My story was inspired from nowhere really I just thought of that dilemma because I mean truly I would have sacrificed my life to see if I could save that of my family.I decided to choose this story because I like the fact that at the end after Hansel and Gretel sacrifice their lives they are paid back with a reward and are reunited with their father and no longer have to live in poverty. They also invite people over to their mansion and have a huge feast. This isn't part of the original story but I decided to put this type of ending because it makes it seem as if though Hansel and Gretel were grateful of their reward and wanted to share it with everybody so they wouldn't be greedy. They were grateful of life and what they had they wanted to share with everybody because the people in their village were poor so they wanted to give them a nice experience and not go hungry. I would have done this if it were me which is why it is in my animation.
I think I was successful generally in my animation because the message I wanted to send out was successfully presented in my opinion and the choices I wanted to present to the viewer were shown in a good way. The viewer interaction isn't so complicated and all the viewer has to do is press the green flag and to make the decisions press either i or n. I think I was able to fulfill the requirements because I had enough knowledge on how to use Scratch and on top of that I was able to manage my timing on it. I made sure that Anything that was said by my Sprites would be understandable and that the animation would be fun to watch. I am really proud of how my animation turned out and I hope my message is understandable.
Thank you to Mr.Saha and Scratch and the writer of Hansel and Gretel.