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  • Similarities Between Othello And The Wizard Of Oz

    The Battle for Power within the Wizard of Oz In Stephen Greenblatt’s book, Renaissance Self-Fashioning from More to Shakespeare, Greenblatt takes different pieces of Renaissance literature and gives a New Historicist approach to them. Within chapter six, Greenblatt brings up the famous play Othello by William Shakespeare. This section is where Greenblatt brings up his theory of having power v. occupying power. In his theory he states that Iago, the antagonist, is the one that truly has the…

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  • Differences Between The Wizard Of Oz Movie And Book

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book has countless differences compared to the movie. To name all of them would take hours. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum with illustrations by W.W. Denslow. The book, released in May of 1900, has been reprinted numerous times but often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of the 1902 Broadway musical and the popular 1939 film adaptation. Some people prefer the book, while others would rather see the movie; it…

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  • Wizard Of Oz Color Analysis

    For L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, color takes a center part in the novel. The story centers on young Dorothy, a farm girl in Kansas who is tired of her dreary life. Her home is dreary and gray. After her house get caught in a cyclone she wakes up in Oz, a land filled with beauty. She meets companions on her journey home and fights the evil witch of the west. Throughout the novel the reader is exposed to different colors. These colors are gray, blue, and green, and they symbolize…

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  • Wizard Of Oz Issues

    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…

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  • Analysis Of The Wizard Of Oz

    judge a book by its cover. Although, in the case of Frank Baum 's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, you shouldn 't judge a book by it 's target audience. In the introduction, Baum stated that his book was “...written solely to pleasure children of today”. (Baum 1900) This statement is the core of Quentin Taylor 's argument in his article, Money and Politics in the Land of Oz. In his article Taylor concludes, that when it comes to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, there is more to the story than meets the…

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  • Morality In The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American film that was a successful transformation of the 1900 novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The protagonist in the film, Dorothy Gale is the character I have chosen as to analyse the moral values and ideals in their pursuit of overall goodness throughout the film. Goodness in this film is expressed through various moral qualities, including kindness and righteousness. To “Strive for Goodness”, we are exerting ourselves to be a person of right and…

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  • Technology In The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz Dozens of advancements in movie producing technology occurred between the late 1920’s and the early 1960’s, this time period is often referred to as the Golden Age of Hollywood due to its unique style (Goldberg, “Classical Hollywood Cinema”). Many of America’s most revolutionary and memorable movies were created in this forty year period. The most popular and renown movies had unique qualities and specialties that set them apart from the others, these groundbreaking films often…

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  • Examples Of Bimetallism In The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a novel written by L. Frank Baum, originally published on May 17, 1900. The novel tells the story of a young girl by the name of Dorothy and her journey through the world of Oz to find her way home. The novel has been connected to political topics by indirectly referencing the Populist Party, bimetallism, and Washington DC. The novel begins with a description of Dorothy’s life. She lives with her aunt and uncle in a small gray house, surrounded by gray fields in…

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  • Racism Compared To Populism In The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was published on May 17th, 1900, and its movie adaptation was released 39 years later on August 25, 1939. The book and movie have become widely known for their plot and presentation, but an interesting theory arises when compared to populism in the late 1800s. Whether populism is truly depicted in the book or the movie remains unknown, but parallels have been found and drawn. The movie adaptation was the first to be displayed in color, and has had some changes from the…

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  • The Wizard Of Oz: The Perfect Family Film

    Even though The Wizard of Oz made its debut in 1939, critics today almost unanimously agree that it deserves its title of being one of the most influential films ever released. Audiences spanning across generations have celebrated its success for nearly eighty years, and Dorothy’s story continues to teach children valuable lessons regarding family and loyalty. Despite this long-lasting impact, The Wizard of Oz did not immediately gain fame upon release; in fact, only when it made its first…

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