The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz first a book is a well-known story about a girl name Dorthey who an orphaned girl. Who one day when a tornado swept her and her little dog Toto into the world far from Kansas called the kingdom of Oz. There she met a straw Scarecrow, the Tin Man, and coward Lion, who help her find her way to home. Many see the Wizard of Oz and think of it as just another movie meant to entertain families. However, very few actually understand the political concept and symbolism behind the characters of the story. Every character in the Wonderful Wizard of Oz has a political symbolic meaning. “In this reading – snappily entitled a ‘parable on Populism’ – the Yellow Brick Road represents the gold standard, and the Wicked Witch of the…

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    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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    Lyman Frank Baum wrote a novel in 1900 wanting to pleasure and entertain children; a modernize fairy tale. Little did he know his book would become a huge success becoming one of the first colored films. The book he wrote was called The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, with a series later to follow. Frank Baum grew up being home schooled for his schooling. When he was twelve years old he was enrolled into a strict military school. He later learned he had a dislike for harshness and the military, due to…

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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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    Throughout Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is most definitely a heroin, as seen in her many acts of courage and her successes found in the story. In the face of adversity, Dorothy perseveres and succeeds in her goal; finding what lies at the end of the yellow brick road. To begin with Dorothy, is a woman of courage. She kills a witch, teaches a lion to not be afraid, and much more. Initially, she is seen as a common farm hand, but that changes as the story progresses. She does much…

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    The quest in L. Frank Baum 's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is designed show that a girl can be a leader, remain independent, and be assertive for values and goals. Baum 's heroine, Dorothy, accepts the challenge of the quest before her and collects companions in order to secure her safety and success in her goals. Throughout her journey through Oz, Dorothy proves to be just as capable as her male counterparts and better than them by possessing traits they do not. Dorothy rejects the character…

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    In the popular children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum, populism can be seen more often than not. Baum cleverly displays this through all of his characters. Each is symbolic to his everyday life, as well as to other common people’s lives that have had similar experiences, or can relate in any way to the author. For instance, Dorothy represents an adolescent’s innocence, Toto represents virtuousness, the Scarecrow represents the hard working farmers, the Tinman…

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    The Populist Movement was the historical event that became the subject of L. Frank Baum 's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Several characters and objects in the story represent different people or elements that played a critical role in the Populist Movement. The Cowardly Lion specifically represented William Jennings Bryan. Bryan was the United States Secretary of State, member of the House of Representatives, and three-time Democratic candidate for President of the United States. He earned the…

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    In the novel "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," there has been many ideas that are uncertain whether Frank Baum used the novel to illustrate the socio-economic development of the late 1800’s. Straight to the point Baum moved to the Midwest in the height of the development and saw a large part of the difficult situations that the farmers had to deal with. He understood their issues and supported their argument to have government regulation on the railways and banks. Baum was also around during the…

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    In the excerpt from the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by author L. Frank Baum, Dorothy and her many friends must travel to the emerald city where they were dazzled by its appearance. In this narrative the author uses many strategies to convey his perspective on the emerald city. For example, he includes repetition to introduce the fact that the whole city was green. He also used elaborate description to make sure that the reader understood the picture he was trying to create. The most effective…

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