“The woodcutter does not have the heart to abandon his children in the wood.
His wife has a heart of stone and resolves to do it herself.
The children are led to the heart of the wood when they follow the flight of a dove.
The dove is a bird of love which comes from the heart.
But the children have not really found the heart of the wood.
They have simply got to the heart of the matter.
Their father’s sweet heart is a heartless ogre.”
– Hansel ‘n’ Gretel