The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz Essay

1420 Words May 9th, 2016 6 Pages
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children 's book written by author L. Frank Baum. The book was written in May of 1990 and was known by most people from seeing the popular 1902 Broadway musical, as well as the iconic 1939 musical film. The Wizard of Oz film and novel had been widely translated due to being so well known and popular. The movie and book of The Wizard of Oz can be analyzed in the way the author made use of its characters, colors, and environment within the text in reference to several late 1800 political issues. The first character that can be analyzed is the main character Dorothy, who is played by Judy Garland. Dorothy is a teenage girl that lives with her Uncle Henry, Aunt Em, and her dog named Toto. They all live on a farm in Kansas together and one day, Dorothy and Toto are caught in a cyclone that takes her and her farmhouse to the magical land of Oz. While she is there she meets many characters that can also be analyzed. With further analysis of Dorothy you can tell that she seemed to be comparable to a hard working citizen of the late 1800’s. She can be compared to a hard working citizen in the way that she was determined and worked towards her goal. She proves that she is determined when we see her on her adventure to the Emerald City and the obstacles that occur throughout the movie. With her determination and hard work we can compare her to many hard working Americans at the time. The second character that can be analyzed that joins…

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