The Wizard of Oz is a literary work that has been developed to film and follows Dorothy 's journey down The Yellow Brick Road to escape the Wicked Witch of the West. Throughout Dorothy’s journey she learns the value of persistence, much like Dante learns through traveling in the depths of Dis. Throughout each literary work, the idea of surrounding oneself with good company (also known as a good leader) and never giving up is presented many times. Though the journey is challenging, having good company and not giving up will make any journey much more bearable. Both Dorthy from The Wizard of Oz and Dante from Dante’s Inferno both are at the stake of following or not following their rightful path.
In Shakespeare’s A Midsummers Night’s Dream, magic and mystery are key components in the thriving plot through the use of having two worlds, fairy and mortals. In this play the fairies are depicted as whimsical free-spirited lovers of life who seek to help the mortals find true love. However, in the 1999 Hollywood film version of the play the fairies are portrayed as petty irritable party animals who are more mortal like than they should be. This interpretation of the play has lost the original magical and mystery aspect of the original story with the added rendition of scenes and lines in the movie. The movie version sets the scene in a modern setting in an Italian village giving it a different atmosphere.
So what about this film makes the audience eager to see it again? Well, there are many aspects that contribute to that. Other than the meaning behind the story, the audience can put themselves into Dorothy’s shoes, as everyone has felt ignored by others to the point that they are forced to take matters into their own hands. It is also easy to understand why Dorothy would want to be somewhere else like Oz, where she immediately had friends on her side and literal power to work with. No matter what age the viewer is, they watch as a young Dorothy Gale finds out where she belongs in the wide and sometimes scary world.
To the Directors of the Wizard of Oz: I am writing to you concerning the 1939 movie adaptation of the children 's novel, "The Wizard of Oz". In the movie version, the adventure Dorothy takes is portrayed as whimsical, and dreamlike; her adventure was a dream. In the original novel, the girl 's house magically spun around and landed in the Land of Oz; it actually happened and was not in fact a dream. I do not think this was a wise choice, as it happened to changed the entire interpretation of the story. The book portrayed it as a real series of events instead of a dream due to her injury for multiple reasons.
In the film, shot in 1939, viewers become acquainted with a grey and dreary Kansas as Dorothy and her everyday life are presented. Following the storm, the audience is surprised and amazed to spot the difference between the two environments. As Dorothy exits her Kansas home, she realizes just how different the world of Oz truly is with it's technicolor landscape.
The little people here are much like the Munchkins in the East.They are all clothed in Green, even there is a greenish tint to their skin. Everything is Green and shiny. They even wear Green glasses to prevent blindness. "Even with eyes protected by the green spectacles, Dorothy and her friends were at first dazzled by the brilliancy of the wonderful city",as quoted in the novel. The Wizard of Oz gives each of the group an audience to request their wishes.
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. For example, one of the most prominent symbols that theorists see in The Wizard of Oz is the famous yellow brick road. Shortly after Dorothy
Ballet, one of the most beautiful forms of art, was used to construct the most feminine-like Disney princesses to normalize the denial of women dominance. High class protagonists like Lady Tremaine and Cinderella’s evil stepsisters, “are animated as antitheses to correct dance carriage and movement. Their strides are always heel first, bent knee exaggerations of incorrect ballet postures and movements.”. The creators not only use incorrect ballet movement, but the dancing roles of the stepsisters were performed “by men in drag, parodying gendered constructions of classical dance roles.” As a result, in early Disney films, dependent women were stereotypically feminine, while independent women were constructed with masculine characteristics, shown demolishing family
Wizard of OZ introduction There are several dreams that undertake a lifestyle of the own. They appear to move straight in to the social creativity from their writer 's brain, and undertake the position of myths. As are Frankenstein and Also The Strange Situation of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Dracula can be an obvious instance. These are simply improvements of myths that were around to get a very long time. But simply since it was the best moment due to their resurrection, or whether it had been simply because they included an essential contemporary inclination towards the previous myths, better burned than their previous competitors within the imagination.