The Wizard Of Oz By L. Frank Baum Essay

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The 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, is a classical movie that to many, never gets old. After a massive cyclone in Kansas, Dorothy and her dog (Toto) are swept up and placed in the magical Land of Oz. Wishing to go back home to Kansas, Dorothy journeys on towards Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz. The Wizard is said to be magical and will have the ability to send her and her dog back home. On this journey Dorothy meets a Scarecrow, Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion who all wish to receive something from the Wizard. The Scarecrow needs a brain, the Tin Man is missing a heart, and the Cowardly Lion wants courage. Throughout their journey to Emerald City they are faced with different obstacles caused by the Wicked Witch of the West. After overcoming these obstacles they finally reach the Wizard. However, the Wizard did not grant them their wishes right away. Instead, he asks for them to bring him the broom of the Wicked Witch of the West to exchange for his help. Succeeding with getting the Witches’ broom and bringing it back to the Wizard, Dorothy and her friends learns a valuable lesson. They had already possessed everything they needed to fulfill their needs.
Sometimes it takes disappointment, challenges, and hardships for one to discover their inner strength.
When one is challenged to do something they are forced to utilize their strengths in order to be successful in doing so. Sometimes being challenge can make one come in contact with a strength that they…

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