Essay about Analysis Of ' Into The Woods '

722 Words Dec 3rd, 2014 3 Pages
Ruthie Kincaid
Into the woods
Into the Woods is a musical Broadway production that balances various well known fairy tales with an original story of a childless baker and his wife that wishes to have a child soon, Cinderella, Jake in the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel. They all wish for something but what they don’t understand is that some wishes might not really be what they want in the long run.
With this production everyone wishes for something; for example, the baker and his wife wants a child, Cinderella wants to go to the festival, Rapunzel wants a prince, Little Red Riding Hood wants to go to granny’s, and Jack doesn’t want to sell his treasured pet cow for money. They all make a trip to the woods to make their wishes come true. When they all get their wishes they are certainly not satisfied and want more. These wishes turn out to upset them in the future.
The Baker and his wife wish for more room in their house, because of the baby boy needs extra room. Cinderella is living with the prince and is getting bored and is extremely unhappy. Jack and his mother are rich and well fed, but jack misses his kingdom in the sky and wants his beloved pet back. Little Red Riding Hood discovers that grandma’s house is demolished and can’t find her mother, and doesn’t know what to do. They all find themselves back into the woods and end up with what’s not expected.
The Baker and his Wife have been cursed with childlessness by a witch and must perform various…

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