Color Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz

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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 story opens with the color gray which depicts sadness. Everything from the house to the land is gray. Baum’s use of color that color lets the reader know that Kanas is in a state of despair. Dorothy and her family are living in a place that is lacking in vitality and funds. Dorothy is later swept away in the land of Oz which is colorful
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