Wizard Of Oz Character Analysis

In the movie, The Wizard of Oz, the protagonist and antagonist are both Dorothy, which means the conflict is person vs. self. Dorothy is going against the side of herself that doesn’t appreciate the home that she has and also her family. Dorothy dreams of a place much better than her home, only to realize at the end of the movie that Kansas is where she belongs. In the initial incident, Ms. Gulch, the “witch” that lived in Kansas, took Toto, Dorothy’s dog, away from her. Dorothy then got very upset and sang a song about somewhere “over the rainbow” where dreams come true and problems melt away. Dorothy thought that she should live somewhere else, so she ran away to find Professor Marvel because she thought he could take her where she wanted to go. Later, a tornado takes Dorothy’s house to Munchkin Land, which then leads her to Emerald City. Along the way she meets loyal companions, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion. This land that Dorothy is stuck in is considered to be the place that she always dreamed of going to. Even though …show more content…
Oz leaves in a hot air balloon back to Kansas, leaving Dorothy behind. Glinda, the kind hearted witch in the story, comes to aid Dorothy as she tries to get back home. Glinda tells her that she could have gone home much earlier, just by clicking the heels of her ruby red slippers together. But it wouldn’t have worked because in order to get back home, Dorothy had to realize that she was very unappreciative. She had an epiphany that she had everything she needed, even if life wasn’t as easy as she wanted it to be. In the denouement, Dorothy wakes up to see her loved ones looking over her. Now that she is back home, she knows that she should be grateful for everything she has, from her family to her house. Dorothy’s had changed for the better now that she is in Kansas once again.. As a final point, Dorothy had finally understood that she had no reason to wish she was somewhere else because there is no place like

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