Wizard Of Oz Themes

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is an American children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum. Its smoothing story line is filled with beloved characters that are still talked about today in many literature classes. L. Frank Baum was born in New York in 1856, when children’s books were merely stories about basic themes and silly characters. Baum received most of his early education at tutor sessions in his home. Later in his adolescent years, he was sent to the Peekskill Military Academy, where he suffered a terrible heart condition that enabled him to receive his high school diploma. Without any type of education, he luckily landed a job as a newspaper journalist. That’s where he started writing children’s novels and became an accredit writer.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was one of his first books published and will always be his most well known. It was so popular that in 1939, it was created into what is still the most popular movie today. The films correlation with the novel's storyline had the American public mind blown. They could not believe how such an astonishing novel could be followed up by a movie just as brilliant. Baum used his own life struggles for a topic for his novel ideas as expressed in this quote, “Baum was the kind of
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These children are weighed and priced out just like any other type of product; it’s insane to believe that even in a story this type of belittlement is allowed to occur. This is how people of high public status believed you fixed problems within the novel A Modest Proposal, “A Modest Proposal for Preventing the Children of Poor People from Being a Burden to their Parents, or the Country, and for Making Them Beneficial to the Public”. The way public officials deal with understating the difference between what’s right and wrong in A Modest Proposal contradicts how Dorothy does in A Wonderful Wizard Of

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