Yes, in my opinion Dorothy is the heroin in The Wizard of Oz. She is the reason that the Wicked Witch of the East is dead, she is the reason that the Wicked Witch of the West is dead, and she is the reason that Oz 's identity was revealed. Dorothy 's presence played a huge part in the novel.
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked are both very successful and well-known broadway musicals. Both of these musicals are based off of the same story, but each give a slightly different meaning to it. While they are both based on a similar tale, these two broadway musicals have many characteristics that are similar and differ from each other. This paper will compare and contrast the characters, theme, and plot.
It’s a scene engraved into the western world’s collective memory: a pigtailed girl in red slippers, skipping along a yellow brick road with a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion. This image, from the book “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film of the same name, represents the epic of the modern age. Whereas in ancient times, we had Gilgamesh or King Arthur as our gallant hero, now we have a little girl from a farm in Kansas. At first glance, this simple story of a young girl lost in a magic land could not compete with the great tales of old. However, this epic shares more than a few similarities with this seemingly childish
Frank Baum uses colors throughout the novel the Wonderful Wizard Of Oz. . Color play s a important role in the story l. Each color symbolizes a n object of wealth or emotion . The author wrote the book in the 1900’ s during the depression era, and the lack of money was the most talked about topic in the nation. Frank Baum managed to address this issue in his book with the use of symbolic imagery.
The Wizard of Oz, published in 1900, proves to be a story that has survived the test of time. Even today, many critics are analyzing different aspects of the story and there is debate over what type of storyline it follows. Many make the argument that it was written as a myth or fairytale, while others believe the symbols can be better interpreted to have other meanings, such as being related to the Populist Party in the late 19th century and issues from the time period. Although many symbols and characters throughout the novel parallel common Populist ideas and people, it was not intentionally written to be a Populist allegory by Baum.
“The Wizard Oz” by L. Frank Baum thought to be a parable on populism. Indeed there are many secret messages that readers can connect to Populism such as the yellow brick, Dorothy’s silver shoes, and Dorothy herself. In every chapter at least one connection can be assembled to the lesson based on concept populism. “But The silver shoes are yours and you shall have them to wear“ (Baum 15) “The road to the city of Emeralds is paved with yellow brick” (Baum 18) The yellow brick road and Dorothy’s silver shoes can be represented as the gold standard and silver standard. During the Populist Era many people had different beliefs one which standard should everyone go by. “ Dorothy what bitterly at the passing of her hope to go home to Kansas again“
L. Frank Baum uses three main symbols that create an allegory and represents the political circumstances during the late 19th century. Baum did not intentionally do this, but as you read the novel you will see the connections throughout. During the final years of the 1800s, industrial cities, with all the problems brought on by rapid population growth and lack of infrastructure to support the growth, occupied a special place in U.S. history. For all the problems, the cities promoted a special bond between people and laid the foundation for the multiethnic, multicultural society that we cherish today. During the time of the Industrial Revolution many things affected the farmers, factory workers, and William Jennings Bryan. Three symbols stand out and create an allegory. The Scarecrow, The Lion, and the Tin Woodman represents three symbols that intertwine together to represent the political era during the 19th century.
The Wicked Witches of Oz correspond to the major corporations during the election of 1896. The Wicked Witch of the East is the ruler of the eastern land of Oz. She is the equivalent to the real worlds banks. Because of her wickedness a house was dropped on her leaving “her two feet, still sticking out from under a block of wood.” (Baum). The comparison between her and the banks was that the banks would foreclose on the houses of lower class people. As a result of their harsh banking when the house would be returned to the banks it would be similar to a house being dropped on them.
The novel Monkey: Journey to the West is one of the greatest classics of Chinese literature. The novel follows the adventure of Tripitaka followed by the protagonist, monkey and his disciples to India in order to find ancient Buddhist scriptures. The story consists of Chinese legends, tales, and superstitions. Daoism, Confucianism, and Buddhism, which are the three main religions in China, play a huge role throughout this story. In the adaptation of Monkey: Journey to the West by David Kherdian, religions are often woven in to the journey of the traveling companion in order to show the path toward self-cultivation and collective harmony.
Authors often have a specific purpose to portray the character’s actions or personality. The story “A Good Man is Hard to Find” by Flannery O 'connor 's shows a story about a family composed of a married couple two children, whose are about to go on a vacation. The grandmother tries to make them change their destiny using the fact that a murderer has escaped jail and that it could be dangerous to go to Florida because of that. The story continues with the journey on their way to Florida. On their way, they stop at a place to get food. Where the grandmother has the chance to talk to men about the man that had escaped jail and the chat about how it was hard to find good people in the time they were living. This story concludes with the family being shot by the murderer which they found on their way while they changed their route. How does the author use the characters in this story to develop a theme?
“She’s gonna make a mess, they’s gonna be a bad mess about her. She’s a jailbait all set on the trigger”. Of Mice and Men show’s George and Lennie’s path to their American dream. They are starting off as laborers in California in the Salina’s Valley and live in a hand-to-mouth lifestyle on a ranch. The novel portrays many male characters than female. The women shown by Steinback are Curley’s Wife, Susy, and Aunt Clara and are given somewhat respect. Even though there are not many female characters, John Steinbeck symbolizes them as archetypes throughout the book he indicates sexism of women being at the bottom of the social hierarchy in a male workplace. Although all women in the novel are portrayed differently, on some level as authority figures, they differ in the amount of respect received
The character of Widow Glendower (or witch) is used to represent the idea that improper actions tend to cause grief and disappointment for the people performing such deeds. Widow Glendower also illustrates various myths that talk about the path of life and knowledge. Local inhabitants of Jocassee fear and admire the witch
After reading this article, “Attitudes toward Women and the Feminine in Early Buddhism” by Alan Sponberg, I understand that the attitude toward women in the early Buddhism was deeply ambivalent. The Buddha himself belief that women are able to attain enlightenment, become an arhats, and liberated from the suffering. However, the Buddha was worried that bringing women in to the monastic order and ordaining them as a nun could hasten the decline of his teaching. This due to the fact that all of the monks are male and the female just a follower, who are not allow to ordain and stay with the monk. According to Sponberg, he said that there were four attitudes toward women in the early Buddhism. The first attitude is soteriological inclusiveness, this show that gender is not a factor important in attaining enlightenment in Buddhism. Any one and any sentient being can attain enlightenment. The second attitude is institutional