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  • Themes In The Wizard Of Oz

    For the last one hundred years, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, and its 1939 motion picture counterpart, The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming, Mervyn LeRoy, and George Cukor, have had tremendous effects on the culture of the United States of America. Fulfilling dreams as a child and, on a grander scale, promoting Populism, are some of the most noted influential concepts put forth by both adaptions. Whether it was the adventurous story of how a young girl returned to her…

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  • What Is The Importance Of Home In The Wizard Of Oz

    Frank L. Baum's novel The Wizard of Oz teaches Dorothy Gale, the main protagonist, a good lesson on the importance of home. Dorothy lives on a gray farm in Kansas with her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry, along with her dog Toto. After being taken away from her home, Dorothy learns that there are many places you will go but nothing can compare to the safety of your own home. Dorothy meets friends along the way in her journey through the magical land called Oz. Dorothy's journeys bring about new…

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  • Comparing Odyssey And The Wizard Of Oz

    The Wizard of Oz both have heroes that make the story epic and intriguing. In each story a hero is present with supernatural abilities or qualities that help them along their journey home. A) Odysseus would be the brave hero in The Odyssey because he is smart and makes decisions based on h is mental ability. 1) One example of when Odysseus use his brain was when the cyclops Polyphemus asked Odysseus what his name is and Odysseus respond with nobody. B) Additionally, in The Wizard of Oz the hero…

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  • The Mis-En-Scene In The Wizard Of Oz

    mysterious place that is known as Oz. The way the lighting impacts were utilized as a part of Oz gave viewers a feeling of separation from Oz and Kansas.…

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  • Cowardly Lion Quotes

    and her companions run across him in the forest. Cowardly Lion tells his story and how he does not manage to rule other animals because of his fear. Other characters who off to see the Wizard of Oz encourage him and he decides to accompany them to ask Wizard of Oz to give him courage. But before Wizard of Oz provides him with courage, we see the Lion's brave acts. For instance, when tried to see the Glinda, the Witch of the North, they went through some adventure. At one point, Lion's words…

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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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  • Camera Techniques In Wizard Of Oz

    No movie is more famous for creating a world of wonder than the Wizard of Oz. Beyond the 124 little people and it’s ten leading roles, this film broke the mold of how children’s stories could be adapted onto the big screen. The Wizard of Oz truly inspired fantasy and excitement in its era. Some believe that its inspiration was through the recent children’s novels that had been successfully adapted into Disney movies. Some of the original producers actually believed that the audience might reject…

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  • Dorothy Must Die Literary Analysis

    and flying monkeys on her way to the Emerald City. The original novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been found to relate to the Great Depression and Populist movement that occurred in the United States in the late 19th century and early 20th century. There are many reasons why the modern spin on this classic story is a reflection of this time period and the social movements that occurred. The setting of Oz, and its characters in Dorothy Must Die represents a modern allegory for America during…

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  • Wizard Of Oz Literary Analysis

    The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum in 1900, is a children’s novel revolving around a young girl’s journey through the Yellow Brick Road. The young girl, named Dorothy, arrives to the magical Land of Oz, after being caught in a tornado. The Land of Oz is where she meets the Tin-Man, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion. Dorothy and her three new companions are in search for things that no one else in the Land of Oz can grant them, besides the Wizard of Oz himself. However, what they’re…

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  • Fantasy And Subversion In The Wizard Of Oz

    Home and a Humbug: Power via Subversion & Desire in the Fantasy Novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Desire is a common feeling for many readers, such as the desire for one’s favourite character to triumph, but how common is desire for characters in novels and how important is it for characters? Characters in every genre experience feelings of desire but these feelings are extremely prevalent in fantasy, alongside desire’s counterpart subversion. Rosemary Jackson in “Fantasy: The Literature of…

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