The Theme Of The Allusion In The Wizard Of Oz

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As a cyclone slashes through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog, Toto, are taken away in their house to the magical Land of Oz. They follow the yellow brick road toward the Emerald City to meet the great and powerful Wizard of Oz, and on her journey she meet a Scarecrow wanting a brain, a Tin Man wanting a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who wants courage. The wizard asks the group to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to earn his help. In the end, Dorothy made her way back home using her ruby slippers.

There are many characters in this movie with many functions. Dorothy is quite the heroine in this movie. She is a protagonist who completes her quest of returning home without getting harmed. Along the way, she has mentors. Her primary
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The biggest allusion was the great and powerful OZ. When you first see the Oz he is a giant magical green head floating around bursts of fire. Toto found a secret room reviling the actual great and power Oz in a secret room. The poppy field was a minor allusion but the beauty of the poppy flowers distracts Dorothy and her companions by putting them to sleep except Scarecrow and Tin Man. The fire and water allusion in this movie was quite interesting. When the scarecrow caught on fire at the castle, Dorothy grabbed a bucket of water to put out the fire and by accident water spilled onto the Witch of the West and caused her to melt. The ruby red slippers was the biggest allusion because they hold a great deal of magical powers that belonged to the wicked witch of the east and Dorothy had the power all along to get home by clicking her heals and thinking of …show more content…
Dorothy is at an age between the dependent, intuitive child and the independent, logical adult. Dorothy’s journey away in the Land of OZ and back home represents a spiritual quest. Dorothy is the only person in this movie to take a stand based on moral principle regardless of the consequences. For example, When Lion jumps out of the bushes and begins growling at Toto, she slaps Lion on the nose and scolds him for picking on poor little dogs but doesn’t think of the consequence if that lion was ferocious. At the end of her journey she had built self-confidence and believed in herself and that was what she need to get back

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