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    The Simplified Wizard of Oz Hunter Hannula Dr. Jason Friedman Modern U.S. History 10/16/14 Written during the meteoric rise of the populist movement, L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was more than just an entertaining story for children. Full of multifaceted characters and symbolism, much of the book can be interpreted as an allegory for the political events at the time. About 40 years after the publication of the book, a movie version was created, however it contained many disparities from the original text. The movie form of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz washed away nearly all of Baum’s intended allegory by leaving out large amounts of character traits, violence, and tangibility from the original text. In the original book characters are portrayed as silly and exaggerated to convey deeper meaning to the reader, while in the movie this exaggeration simply makes for a better story. Oz can be viewed as an allegory for the U.S. government because he talks about all the miracles he performs but never actually delivers on any and tries to avoid anyone knowing of his true ineptitude, “don’t speak so loud, or you will be overheard—and I should be ruined, I’m supposed to be a Great Wizard” The simplicity and ease with which Oz solves the problems of the characters both provides humor and reveals the populists general opinion on the actions of the government; even though they can’t perform miracles as…

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    In Frank Baum’s book, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, he presents the themes of colors to represent different roles within the novel. Within the last few chapters, colors have been prevalent in reading. The role of color is an important aspect in literature as it improves the reader’s understanding of the setting and theme. Authors often also use colors to symbolize a deeper meaning that can pull the reader into the story. Without the use of colors as symbolism, the readers can sometimes miss…

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    Wizard Of Oz Movie Vs Book

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    A tin man without a heart, a scarecrow without a brain, a lion without any courage, and a girl that was taken from her home to embark on a journey to meet the wizard. The making of this iconic film was nothing short of a challenge and many issues occurred. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is known as a classic but many do not know how much went into the making of the movie; beginning with the book, summary of the movie, and the casting and issues that occurred during filming. The Wizard of Oz is a…

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    There’s No Place like Oz Caroline lived in the midst of the great North Carolina piedmont with Jamie, who was her mother, and Alex, who was her older brother. Their house was made of brick, and sat upon a tall, grassy hill overlooking the road below that no one ever drove on. When Caroline stood in the doorway and looked around, she could see nothing but the great gray small town on every side. Neither a Starbucks nor a Forever 21 broke the broad sweep of mountainous country that…

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    Is Dorothy Gale a theosophist? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a journey by a young little girl hoping to get back home and discovering many truths on the way. Likewise, theosophists embark on journeys to find the truth within oneself and the world. Frank Baum, the author of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, borrows many ideas from theosophy, the study of divine wisdom. From general characterization, to Dorothy's silver slippers, it seems that Baum could not resist to add a whole new meaning to the…

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    From a simple trip to Kansas, the stories unfold as the writer of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz brings the fantasized world to life. The tail of a writer that takes ordinary things and reforms them to a mystical object that forms a story read by many. Frank L. Baum from a family of love and works his way to the top of books and the loving father to his family. Despite people who do not like the book, the writer has become famous for his classic Story. The writer of the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz was a…

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    Wizard Of Oz Analysis

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    Movies, books and other media have been used over the years to convey complex ideas or opinions on a variety of subject matter. The movie the Wizard of Oz was released to the public on August 25, 1939. It tells the story of a young farm girl, Dorothy, and her dog Toto who were transported to the magical Land of Oz after a tornado picks up their house. In Oz Dorothy searches for the great and powerful wizard who can send her and Toto home. The movie the Wizard of Oz demonstrates a strong feeling…

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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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    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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    Wizard Of Oz Conflicts

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    To begin, the settings portrayed in the wonderful wizard of oz are important yet often overlooked. The book begins in Kansas where Dorothy Gale and her family resides. Kansas is depicted as a 'great gray prairie'. Everything in Kansas is perceived as gray, therefore representing oneness because there is no differentiation, there is no beautiful lie hiding the truth in that place. There is only one place where there is only truth, and that is nirvana. Throughout the novel, the conflict is that…

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