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Populist Symbols In The Wizard Of Oz

Wonderful wizard of Oz Baum describes a story in which a young girl Dorothy and her dog, Toto go on a magical journey from the dull, gray land of Kansas to the colorful, magical land of Oz. This girl and her dog meet three companions, a Cowardly Lion, a Brainless Scarecrow, and a Heartless Tin Man and have adventure in the Land of Oz and untimely help Dorothy get home. In Baum’s allegorical The Wonderful Wizard of Oz he uses satire and symbols, such as the regions of Oz, the characters of Oz and the...

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The Wizard of Oz- Parable on Populism

The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism When Lyman Frank Baum first publicized The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in 1900, it had been very popular from the start. The Wizard of Oz is filled with musical comedy and is a warm and touching production. This production was such a hit that it had been turned into three movies and there were a number of plays on it. The Wizard of Oz was not written for the purpose of a sequel, but it was so popular that there had been many demands to do so. The Wizard of...

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Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz: Bringing the book to life The wizard of Oz has been a beloved story that has had an impact way beyond being a children’s fairy tale. Numerous papers in sociology and the humanities have been written analyzing the allegories contained in the story. The song “Over the Rainbow” is such an inspirational song that it has survived over the years, being covered by numerous artists and featuring even in movies today, like the movie “Australia”. This article however will focus...

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The Wizard of Oz

The wizard of Oz Mythical elements in the Wizard of Oz * Flying of house * Dorothy goes to the munchkins country * Munchkins * Good witch of north * Bad witch of east * Bad witch of west * Lion’s talking * Friendship among scare- crow lion Dorothy and Tin-woodman * Scare crow was dancing, moving etc * Tin wood man was dancing, moving, talking etc * In animate objects were asking for animate qualities * Trees talking, throwing apples. Animate qualities...

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Wizard of Oz

Tiffini Bates ENGL 387.010 Introduction to Film Analysis Final Exam The Wizard of Oz Film Form (Form and Narrative Form) The Wizard of Oz uses film form by using similarity and repetition. With Dorothy being the main character, she is always reappearing in the film. As well as all of the characters, The Tin Man, The Lion, and The Scarecrow, have similarities to Dorothy. Each of them need something, Dorothy needs to go back home, The Tin Man needs a brain, The Scarecrow needs a heart, and...

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Wizard of Oz Political Allegory

repeated Dorothy. A young girl trying to go back home to Kansas after a cyclone lands her and her dog, Toto, in the Land of Oz. There Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the TinMan, and the Cowardly Lion who are all in need of something that is considered important to them; a brain, a heart, and courage. Along the way, they have to travel to Emerald City to see the Wizard of Oz, directed by the Good Witch of the North, especially for Dorothy to get back home. However, Dorothy and the gang run into problems...

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wizard of oz

is the capacity or power of persons to produce an effect on the actions of others. Victor Flemming, the director of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz, depicts a message that revolves around the reversal of power and gender roles. Moreover, Dorothy is a child in her physical presence but lives the role of a hero as she leads the scarecrow, lion, and tin man to the Wizard himself. Through the archetypes such as the hero being a women, Cultural values, and the stages of the journey, Flemming raises the argument...

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The Wizard of Oz

dog, Toto, were in, to the Land of Oz. The house accidentally landed on a Wicked Witch of the East and killed her, which made the Munchkins freed from the Wicked Witch slavery. Despite the beauty of the Land of Oz and the gratefulness of the Munchkins, Dorothy still wanted to go back to Kansas. Thus the Good Witch of the North, which came to the Land of the East after the Munchkins sent her a message about the incident, suggested Dorothy to see the Great Wizard in the City of Emerald and ask him...

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Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz (1939) uses both mise en scène and sound to create an immense sequence of dream imagery, particularly in the second to last scene where Dorothy is at the point of going back to Kansas. This scene is distinctly significant in terms of mise en scène and sound as it concludes the film and highlights the themes that have been revealed throughout, giving a clearer message to the film’s audience. The mise en scène is used to describe what it is the frame and why it is there. The scene...

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Populism and the Wizard of Oz

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and its Relations in Populism The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has caused quite a stir of controversy since it was first published in 1900. Written by L. Frank Baum, it was initially thought of to be only a magical story for children; but as it was later examined, there seemed to be more behind the well thought out novel than meets the eye. It appeared that Baum wrote an entire book as a metaphor relating to the populism of the 1890s. From the characters to the settings to...

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