Baum, Frank L. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. New York, New York 10014, USA: New America Library, November 1984. Print.
The wizard of Oz. Dir. Victor Fleming. Pref. Judy Garland, Ray Bolger, Jack Haley and Bert Lahr. MGM, 1939.DVD.
Compare and Contrast
After reading the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum and watched the film, the audience would notice that there are many differences. Some difference changes the whole scenario and others that are not that significant. Even though both the novel and the film have the same theme, the audience would notice that these differences would make the novel more exciting and powerful adventures than the film. Those difference would be the back up stories, the shape that Oz took when Dorothy and her friends ask for their wishes and the journey to the castle of the Wicked Witch of the west. On the novel and the film the Scarecrow would ask Oz for a brain, Tin Woodsman would ask Oz for a heart, and the Cowardly Lion would ask Oz for courage, but in the novel each of them had a story why they wanted those things. The Scarecrow story was "My life has been so short that I really know nothing whatever. I was only made day before yesterday. What happened in the world before that time is all unknown to me.” He wanted brains to know more and not called a fool (Baum 33). The Tin Woodsman story was "There was one of the Munchkin girls who were so beautiful that I soon grew to love her with all my heart. ….lost all my love for the Munchkin girl, and did not care whether I married her or not. I suppose she is still living with the old woman, waiting for me to come after her.” he wanted a heart because he would like to love and have feelings again (Baum 45-46).The cowardly lion story was "I suppose I was born that way. All the other animals in the forest...