The following book report is about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum. This is a story about a little girl named Dorothy who gets caught in a cyclone along with her dog Toto, and they are transported to the unknown Land of Oz where she meets amazing friends in her way to meet the Wizard of Oz, who is said to help her find a way to get back home. The intention of this report is to analyze the following aspects:
•Symbolism and Imagery
•Tone and Mood
•Point of View
Analysis of the Book
The Wizard of Oz by Lyman Frank Baum
The road of yellow bricks = it represents destiny, hope, a path. The road that will guide Dorothy and her friends to the city of Emeralds and get help from the Great Wizard of Oz. Toto the dog = little Toto represents friendship, loyalty, company. Dorothy's best friend, the one who makes her laugh and shares wonderful adventures with her. The mark upon Dorothy's forehead = the kiss that the Good Witch of the North gives to Dorothy means protection from danger. No one and nothing can hurt her. Big scarlet poppies= these flowers represent danger; the poisonous scent of the flowers is so powerful that people falls asleep. Silver shoes = the shoes that belonged to the Wicked Witch of the East mean power, magic. They have the power to transport people. The Emerald city = the city represents power, beauty and the ideal place. The Wizard of Oz = the wizard represents power, magic, help for Dorothy and her friends. Axe = more than a tool it represents aid, without it the Tin woodman would not have been able to overcome many situations. Dorothy = the girl herself represents courage, determination, innocence, faith. Cowardly Lion = he represents courage.
Tin Woodman = he represents a hard-working person.
The Scarecrow = to the crows he represents the presence of someone. Wolves, The great yellow Wildcat & the Kalidahs: all these creatures represent danger to Dorothy...