The Wizard Of Oz Is Not Only A Beloved Classic Of Motion Picture

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“Follow the Yellow Brick Road, follow the Yellow Brick Road.” The film The Wizard of Oz is not only a beloved classic of motion picture, but also a model of Buddhist ideas, values, and ethics.
The story begins on a farm in Kansas in the early 1900’s. Dorothy lives with her Aunt and Uncle. Miss Gulch, her neighbor, hits Dorothy’s dog Toto resulting in Toto biting her. Miss Gulch takes Toto on her bike to be euthanized by the sheriff. Toto jumps out of the basket and runs back to Dorothy without Miss Gulch noticing. Dorothy then decides to take Toto and run away from home, fearful that Miss Gulch will return. Dorothy comes across a fortuneteller named Professor Marvel. Professor Marvel “reveals” to Dorothy her fortune—Auntie Em has become sick from worry.
Dorothy returns home promptly with Toto in wake of an oncoming tornado. She is unable to make it to the storm shelter so Dorothy goes into the house and is knocked unconscious and begins to dream. The house, Toto, and herself are swept away by the tornado and land in the colorful world of Oz. Soon after landing, Dorothy discovers that the house landed on the Wicked Witch of the East and has killed her. The sister of the dead witch, the Wicked Witch of the West, confronts Dorothy and threatens her. Luckily, Glinda (the Good Witch of the North) intervenes and gives Dorothy the dead witch’s Ruby Slippers, and the slippers protect her. Glinda recommends that if Dorothy wants to return to Kansas she should go…

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