The Wizard Of Oz By L. Frank Baum Essay

1282 Words Mar 29th, 2016 6 Pages
Fairy tales have been a part of nearly every culture for what seems like forever, and show no signs of dissolving out of our culture any time soon. A fairytale is defined as a story taking place in a magical, far away land with magical creatures or elements. Almost every known fairytale has a moral or message that it is trying to send to its readers, even if it might not be obvious, it might be hiding in plain sight. Fairytales have arguably impacted our culture with more iconic settings and characters than probably any other genre of stories. For my group fairytale update, with Jon and April, we decided to update the story of “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum, which was later turned into the iconic movie in 1939. While this might not be a fairytale in the same sense of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, ‘Three Little Pigs’, and many other famous fairytales it has just about all of the traits of tales and has been closely associated with fairytales in pop culture over time and could loosely be considered a fairytale.

The Wizard of Oz, is the story of a girl named Dorothy from Kansas, USA, who wants to leave her life behind and experience the world more. After a devastating tornado sweeps her away she ends up In the magical land of Oz with her puppy Toto. When they first land in the new world they cross paths with the Wicked Witch of the West when Dorothy’s house lands on top of her, crushing her encouraging Dorothy to steal her read shoes. This scene has always seemed weird to me…

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