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  • Wicked: The Wicked Witch Of The West

    Summary of Event: Wicked is a musical about how the witches from The Wizard of Oz became friends. Elphaba, the wicked witch of the west, goes to Shiz University to help care for her little sister Nessarose. Her roommate at Shiz ends up being Glinda the Good. The professor at Shiz realizes that Elphaba has great powers and decides to teach her sorcery and gives her a chance to meet the Wizard. Elphaba and Glinda go together to meet the wizard and while there she is given the spell book which only the magically gifted can read. The spell did not do what she thought and she cast a spell on all the monkeys. Elphaba realizes that the Wizard is not who had said he was and was actually the reason that animals had been oppressed in Oz. Elphaba decides…

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  • Wicked Musical Analysis

    Two of Broadway’s most talented voices emerged from the hit musical, “Wicked.” Idina Menzel and Kristen Chenoweth both had been in broadway shows long before but wicked was the one that blew them into stardom. The musical displays numerous singing acts that tell the story of a girl who grew up slightly different from the rest and a stereotypical popular girl that tried to help her gain her confidence. Idina and Kristen’s voices are like no other in the musical because their voices bring our…

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  • Example Of Foreshadowing In Wicked By Gregory Maguire

    Wicked, by Gregory Maguire, explores the life of the infamous “Wicked Witch of the West,” formerly known as Elphaba. Elphaba is born green. On top of that, she is almost completely/entirely unloved by her parents. Elphaba must navigate through life in Oz, facing the challenges of her appearance, an unjust government, racial injustices, life in society, and a world that seems like it’s out to get her. Slowly and steadily, Elphaba begins to tumble down farther and farther away from her reasonable…

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  • Wicked Gender Analysis

    In the past accusations of witchcraft ran rampant causing panic wherever it went. 75%-90% of those tried and executed during this occurrence were female as opposed to the 10%-25%, which were males. It was apparent that women were linked to negative beliefs about dangerous magic and association with the devil, or judged based on systems of power in communities and courts worked against women rather than men. The concept of Gender plays an important role in shaping ideas about witches. In the…

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  • Wicked Play Analysis

    Today I am going to write a professional performance response about a musical play I watched called “Wicked”. The play is a musical based on the novel called “Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West” and is an alternate telling of the classic film known as “The Wizard of Oz” which takes place before Dorothy’s arrival to the Land of Oz and provides a prequel by explaining how Elphaba became the Wicked Witch we have come to know her as and told in her perspective along with the…

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  • The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz And The Wicked Witch Of The West

    This show was the outcome of a remake of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the novel Wicked: The life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. This show is characterized by containing high doses of feelings and sensations. According to the portal playbill, Wicked is one of the longest running shows of Broadway history. Besides that, a report done by the Fiscal Times stated that this shown had obtained gross revenue of $867.12 million between 2003 and 2014. The previous facts are a proof of the…

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  • Social Oppression In Maguire's Wicked

    Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, is a rework of the classic novel, The Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. The novel aims to reveal the other side of Oz; the true side that the first novel masked. Munchkinland is no longer the peaceful place that we are accustomed to, but rather it is now full of political upheaval. The Wizard in Wicked has managed to usurp the throne and instill his own totalitarian regime. One important political issue…

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  • Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury is a story about two boys who live in Greentown, Illinois. The two boys, Jim and Will grow up quickly in a few days when a carnival comes to town and they must try to help the lonely people of the town who long for something. The carnival feasts upon the town's people who long for something more and turns them into freaks that become part of the carnival. Disney also turned Bradbury's book into a movie that was released in 1983 and had Bradbury…

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  • Morality In Black Beauty

    Dorothy goes on a journey through the Land of Oz where she must find her own way back home to Kansas. When she first lands in Oz, Dorothy meets the good Witch of the North who gives her the Wicked Witch of the East’s silver shoes and tells her to go to the Emerald city to ask Oz to send her home (Baum 13). The Witch tells Dorothy: “’[t]he road to the City of Emeralds is paved in yellow brick … so you cannot miss it”’ (Baum 13). Although Dorothy must follow the yellow brick road the trip is long.…

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  • Abigail Williams Never Evil Essay

    never evil to start with. For example, Winnie Holzman’s book Wicked is from the perspective of the “Wicked Witch of the West” about how she was never evil, it was just how “Good Witch” betrayed the “Wicked Witch of the West” as a way to fame. I believe that Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible, was ahead of his time for this literary movement. Abigail Williams is the center of this plot, creating drama and lies. And because of that, many believe she is just a “whore” and a murderess.…

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