Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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  • Victor Hugo's Les Misérabless By Thomas C. Foster

    This classic novel follows the story of a man, Jean Valjean, who has been imprisoned for nineteen years in early nineteenth center France. After being released and forming a new and highly successful life-with falsified papers-many events lead him to become the adoptive father of a young girl named Cosette. Her whole life has been filled with people belittiling her and tainting her view of the world. Once Jean Valjean appears and takes her away, he spends the rest of his life ensuring she has everything that she needs or wants. He devotes himself to ensure she is happy and protects her innocence. Jean Valjean can sometimes fit the mold of the older man with corrupt values, and yet there is no stripping whatsoever of this child. It is quite the opposite, proving that not every claim in Thomas Foster’s book is fully reliable while studying…

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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…

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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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  • The Wizard Of Oz Book Analysis

    Fairy tales have been a part of nearly every culture for what seems like forever, and show no signs of dissolving out of our culture any time soon. A fairytale is defined as a story taking place in a magical, far away land with magical creatures or elements. Almost every known fairytale has a moral or message that it is trying to send to its readers, even if it might not be obvious, it might be hiding in plain sight. Fairytales have arguably impacted our culture with more iconic settings and…

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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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  • Dorothy's Monomyth In The Grapes Of Wrath

    home. She excited about being in the mythical land but doesn't know what is in store for her later in the future. On the way to meet the wizard she meets quite a few friends, but also picks up an enemy as well. First, she meets the scarecrow that doesn't have a brain. Then she meets the tin man that doesn't have a heart, and finally she meets the lion that does not have courage. All of her new friends want to go to the wizard just like her and ask for their wishes. On the way to meet the…

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  • Wicked Gender Analysis

    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 musical “Wicked” by Stephen Schwartz and Winnie Holzman encompasses a variety of gender concept that contributed to the notion of witchcraft as well as the musical itself. Wicked is a retelling of The Wizard of Oz the story focuses on The Wicked Witch of…

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  • Dorothy Must Die Literary Analysis

    The story of Dorothy Gale’s tornado swept trailer is an American classic. It tells the story of a young girl finding her way through a fictitious land filled with munchkins 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…

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  • Weather In The Wizard Of Oz

    has to find the road, as the house was not deposited directly in front of it; in the novel and the 1939 film, Dorothy's house is placed directly in front of the road. ----------------------------------------------------- Climate Climate is the average weather usually taken over a long period of time (typically 30 years) for a region. Climate…

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  • Wizard Of Oz Critique

    Presented by Jackson High and Hollywood “The Wizard of Oz” is a story that followed Dorothy and her adventures in Oz as she searches for a way back home. Along the way she meets several people who are looking for a solution for their problems as well. They run into obstacles along the way but with the help of Glinda, the good witch she manages to leave Oz and return to Kansas. The musical was filled with amazing props and effect, which improved the overall show. When Dorothy lands in Kansas she…

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