Wizard of Oz Essay

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Jordan Buttarazzi

Mr. Tonelli

ENG3U1F

Monday, March 5, 2012

The Importance of Dorothy’s Companions in the Wizard of Oz

Throughout Dorothy’s adventure from Kansas to the land of the munchkins, she must venture on a perilous journey accompanied by three important and helpful companions. Dorothy meets a Scarecrow without a brain, a Tin Man without a heart and a very cowardly Lion. Their journey experiences hardships and difficult times where all seems lost, but working together they accomplish their journey and are all rewarded greatly. The companions Dorothy befriends all acquire certain attributes that are important for Dorothy’s journey as she travels along the Yellow Brick Road.

As Dorothy begins her journey along the Yellow Brick Road, she comes across a Scarecrow without a brain who helps her on her quest. Dorothy and the Scarecrow build an unbreakable bond throughout their journey. They become very close and the Scarecrow does everything he can to accomplish the goal of finding the Wizard of Oz. He protects Dorothy from the dangers they encounter by risking his own life to save hers. For example, when the Wicked Witch imprisons her, he creates a plan to sneak in using the guard’s uniforms and save Dorothy. The Scarecrow wishes for a brain when they reach the Wizard of Oz, but Scarecrow doesn’t realize he had a brain the whole time they’ve been on their adventure. He was able to reach his own limitations by being his “mindless” self by protecting Dorothy and figuring out ways to save her. Scarecrow becomes Dorothy’s most loved companion and proved to be a great asset in their journey through the Land of Oz.

Dorothy and Scarecrow continue their journey until they encounter a Tin Man who claims to not have a heart. The Tin Man also wishes to venture with Dorothy and Scarecrow in the hopes of reaching the Emerald City to meet the Wizard of Oz. Although the Tin Man claims he does not have a heart, he truly does. He has feelings for Dorothy...
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