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    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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    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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    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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    Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard Of Oz Minnie Hsu Dr. Friedman Us. History October. 7. 2014 “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, one of the world’s best-loved fairy tales written by L. Frank Baum in 19th century. L. Frank Baum was born 1856. This fairy tale is not just a simple adventure story. This story also reflects the economic and political situation in the 19th century. During that time period, it looks good on the outside. However, there were weak presidencies in the inside. From…

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    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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    Wizard of Oz: Lion’s Courage and Dorothy’s Love All around the world acts of courage and love are shown everyday. Having courage is being able to do something that scares you. Everyday we are faced with an obstacle that might scare us, but we use our courage to overcome it. Love shows how much you care for someone. Every day people show love for each other. Whether it’s a simple “love you” from your parents before school or “have a great day”. In The Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, the…

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    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

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    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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    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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    Throughout the movie the Wizard of Oz the Scarecrow would say “if I only had a brain”. However, the Scarecrow didn’t even need a brain; he already had what he wanted. This was shown in multiple scenes of the movie; one being when Dorothy tries to pick apples from the tree. In the movie, the Scarecrow’s smarts are shown by how he gets apples for Dorothy. Dorothy tries to pick apples from a tree and they yell at her and Dorothy is frightened. Next, the scarecrow pulls Dorothy away from the trees…

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