L. Frank Baum

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  • Analysis Of The Wizard Of Oz By L Frank Baum

    fairy tales were told until 1900 when L Frank Baum wrote The Wizard of Oz. L Frank Baum thought differently of these stories and wanted The Wizard of Oz to be a modernized fairytale. The term modernized, in the context of Baum, pertains to the 20th century, the era in which the books were written. It is important to understand Baum’s book was primarily made for the children audience of that era. Therefore when looking through the story through…

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  • The Devil In The White City

    representing creation and destruction, and their accomplishments go to show both the great potential of humankind to accomplish great things and the great depths of evil which humanity is capable of. Aside from this, the author does spend a great deal of time focusing on just how many other great works and careers were inspired by the 1893 World’s Fair. For instance, “Walt Disney’s father, Elias, helped build the White City; Walt’s Magic Kingdom might well be a descendant” (Larson 373), and…

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  • Urbanization In The Wizard Of Oz

    In “A Trickster’s Tale: L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz,” William R. Leach argues that Baum’s work is not the fairy-tale celebration of America we see in the 1939 Judy Garland movie; it is actually a celebration of values responsible for making America the economic power it is today. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz amplifies the American ideology of mind-cure, American Urbanization through its use of color, and embodies the real American “trickster.” Leach believes Baum’s use of these…

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  • Differences Between The Wizard Of Oz Book And Book

    Oz: Movie or Book? The Wizard of Oz, a place full of conjuring excitement. A place that brings out the person you never thought you could be. Oz is about a young girl who gets caught in a tornado and swept away to a mystical place. There she meets a lion, tin man, and scarecrow that helps her meet the wizard. He then will help each of them obtain their true hearts wish. On her journey she encounters many obstacles that make her stronger in the end. L. Frank Baum creator of this story gave two…

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  • Rejection Proof Character Analysis

    Jia Jiang had asked a man for 100.00 dollars yet when the man told him no he got scared and ran away. Looking over the video Jian Jiang told himself “What a wasted opportunity. Fear had turned me into a mumbling idiot” (Jiang 27).In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz the lion said “I should have run myself I’m such a coward” (Baum, Denslow 31).Both Jian Jiang and the lion let fear rule their life and ended up losing out on opportunities. But instead of just focusing on that they wanted to self-improve.…

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  • Essay On The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz is a story of a girl named Dorothy and her pet dog named Toto. The two become lost when a cyclone carries them away, from their home in Kansas, to the beautiful, enchanted, magical land of Oz. Dorothy and Toto need help in getting back home. Along the way, and in so doing, they make enemies with the Wicked Witch of the West. And they make friends with the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. The friendship helps the five to survive many adventures, and to make each…

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  • Beast Of The Southern Wild Analysis

    The film Beasts of the Southern Wild is a fantasy drama film set in America, which involves two main characters, Wink and Hushpuppy. Hushpuppy is Wink’s daughter and they both overtake many obstacles together. Spirited away is an animation film whose main characters are a family of three: Chihiro and her parents. The family is moving to another Japanese town when they come across a hidden spirit world that seems like an abandoned theme park. The films Beast of the Southern Wild and Spirited Away…

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  • Free Narrative Essays: There's No Place Like Oz

    her final goodbyes to her companions, she clicked her heels three times, and was home again. A real obsession commenced upon her first viewing of the film, and from that point on, Oz was her emphasis. Every Halloween, you could find her with her hair braided into two sections with blue ribbons at each end, a blue gingham frock on her body, and a pair of shimmering sequined shoes on her feet. Over time, she had composed a solid treasury of Oz collectibles, ranging from porcelain dolls to…

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  • Juvenile Fantasy In Dorothy Must Die By Danielle Paige

    For my book talk, I read Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, which falls under juvenile fantasy. The story begins in Mission, Kansas, and is later moved to the world of Oz by a tornado. This transportation is much like the one that Dorothy goes through in the famous movie, The Wizard of Oz. Oz, however, is not as it used to be. The author wrote, “My head was swimming. If this was a fantasy, it was a strange one: this wasn’t the Oz that I had read about or seen in the movie. It was as if someone…

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  • Analysis Of The Populist Agenda In The Wizard Of Oz By L. Frank Baum

    The Wizard of Oz children’s author L. Frank Baum helps reflect the populist agenda throughout the actions and personalities of the characters. Baum gives images during the turn of the United States dealing with political and economical issues during a specific time in history. Baum work helps give imagery of the populist agenda by providing the characters, symbols, and themes. Dorothy is the center of the whole image or issue. Dorothy is an orphan living with her Aunt and Uncle on a farm in…

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