The characters in the movie, “The Wizard of Oz” are character foils to Dorothy, as they share personalities with Dorothy. The Scarecrow requests for the wizard to give him a brain because he is not smart. In the movie, the scarecrow believes that he is not smart, giving him the idea that he does not have a brain. Dorothy can be viewed as not having a brain like the scarecrow because she does not think about her actions, showing that they share this trait. The Tin Man requests for the wizard to give him a heart, hoping that the wizard can. In the movie, the Tin Man seems to not have a heart, as he doesn’t seem to have emotions, making him not human. Dorothy shares this trait because she can be thought of to not be human, because she is described
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Meeting the Wizard was the ultimate goal for Dorothy, but pulling away the curtain gave Dorothy divine knowledge. This divine knowledge is that the Wizard who everyone saw as so powerful was just a man behind a curtain, fooling everyone. After Dorothy pulls away the curtain the
Character Archetypes In the Wizard of Oz, Dorothy was accompanied by a hunting group of companions on her journey to the Emerald City. Her companions consisted of Tin Man, Scarecrow, and Cowardly Lion, who were loyal and willing to face hardships and ordeals in order to stay together. All wanting seemingly unattainable things, they came along to meet the Wizard of Oz.
The theme of the story is that three non-human things are trying to get human traits. The situational irony in this story is that they never met the Wizard of Oz, This makes the reader think the wizard will solve their problems, but in the end they figured them out themselves. Dorthy, Tin Man, Lion, and the Scarecrow all went on a journey to find the great Wizard of Oz and on their journey there were many difficulties along the way. One of the characters in the story is the Lion, and he's a coward. He seeks after the wizard of oz to find courage.
According to my research, The Wizard Of Oz is a a film made in the late 1930s. The true definition and meaning behind this was very simple. According to numerous sources, this film was based upon events that occur during that time. The Wizard Of Oz was about a character named Dorothy and her quest in the magical land. During her time there she encounters other charters and other conflicts that reflects and relates to the events that happened during the 1930s.
One of the first and most obvious cases to attest to this is found in the scene directly after their meeting, where Dorothy tries to pick an apple but is quickly scolded by the tree from which she picked it. The Scarecrow then has the idea of angering the trees so they throw the apples at them,
The Wizard of Oz is a musical about a young girl, named Dorothy, who lives on a farm in Kansas. She desperately wants to get away, and decides to run away from home. After she meets a peddler who convinces her to go back home, she ends up going back home to find a “cyclone” heading right for her house. Dorothy, her dog, Toto, and her house
Some physical traits that Dorothy has in the book are that she is curious because she noticed odd people when she comes to Oz. She clasped her hands together in curiousity. She was asking questions about the odd people surrounding her. Here’s a quote what she says “A heart is not judged by how much you are loved by others”. Something that Dorothy does is that she taps her shoes 3 times to go home.
In The Wizard of Oz, the Tin Man wants a heart, but in reality, he already has what he wants. As the Wizard says, “Back where I come from, there are men who do nothing all day but good deeds. They are called phila-, er, er, philanth-er, good-deed doers! And their hearts are no bigger than yours.” The Tin Man does not need a heart to be a kind, generous, and compassionate person.
As the story of The Wizard of Oz plays out the character Dorothy goes through significant change, she is a dynamic character. Her heart turns from wanting to grateful as she matures into a young lady, which is important to this plot, because her journey of growing up impacts the entirety of the story and it impacts all of the characters she encounters along the way. The entire story begins with Dorothy frantically begging for the attention of her preoccupied aunt and uncle. Everything about her actions and words hint at self absorbent and immaturity. Not caring for the duties that her caretakers were tending to she throws herself into the mood and feelings of nobody loves me, driving her away from her home into danger, but the danger changes
The Wizard of Oz shows that he is William McKinley when he says to Dorothy, "I'm really a very good man, but I'm a very bad Wizard, I must admit." (Baum). This quote shows how he never really wanted to be the ruler of Oz. Similar to William McKinley whom never wanted to President. Another way that we can see how the Wizard of Oz is William McKinley is his action.
Despite just having met her, Dorothy recognizes this kindness and takes her advice to travel to Emerald City, the Land of Oz. Oz, the powerful wizard is said to grant people's wishes; Dorothy’s being getting back to Kansas to her Auntie Em and Uncle. On her way to the powerful Wizard of Oz, she runs into three unique characters: the
There are many parallels and symbols one can find in the pages of Baum’s fairytale, but one cannot effectively connect them with Populist beliefs for certain. In this way, The Wizard of Oz does not serve as a true politically charged anecdote. Analyzing Baum’s life and personality helps to explain that, while there may have been strong influences of feminism due to the strong relationship he harbored with his wife, his political engagement and personality appear too lacking to write a politically driven fairy tale. In Baum’s fairytale, many of the politically charged aspects of Oz that have been discussed also have perfectly practical explanations that relate to the time period of when the story was written.
The death of the Wicked Witch of the East made her a national hero of the Munchkins. Baum characterizes Dorothy as a strong female character. She displays perseverance and independence in order to reach her goal, to go back to Kansas. Considering her young age, it is expected from her to feel disoriented and vulnerable, however she finds solutions to her problems and carries them through. At the start of the journey she travels alone with no guidance from a ‘strong’ male character, making her only companion her dog Toto.
The death of the Wicked Witch of the East made her a national hero of the Munchkins. Baum characterizes Dorothy as a strong female character. She displays perseverance and independence in order to reach her goal, to go back to Kansas. Considering her young age, it is expected from her to feel disoriented and vulnerable, however she finds solutions to her problems and carries them through. At the start of the journey she travels alone with no guidance from a ‘strong’ male character, making her only companion is her dog Toto.