Examples Of Archetype In The Wizard Of Oz

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The Wizard of Oz is an epic because it is a long story and has many heroes that will be remembered for their feats. In The Wizard of Oz, the epic characteristic of supernatural setting was shown. This was shown in the whole land of Oz, because this land isn’t any ordinary land, it has talking animals, and witches. In the land of Oz a girl by the name of Dorothy has entered this land, and she has shown epic conventions of plea for help/aid. She plead the great wizard of Oz to help send her home, but he gave her a task before she could get home. This task help Dorothy became an epic hero in this land, for she must overcome obstacles and opponents that is in her way of getting home. She overcame her obstacles and opponents when she killed the…show more content…
These character are Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion, Wicked Witch of the East, and Oz. Each of them have a different perspective during the Journey in the land of Oz, and they each have a different archetype. Dorothy’s archetype would be Orphaned because her quest was to find and regain safety. Her fear was that she felt abandoned, and that her aunt and uncle might have forgotten about her. She must not let this fear get to her. She must let the dragon out and fight those in her way of getting home. She has to trust that her aunt and uncle haven’t forgotten about her and trust those that has been with her on her journey. Scarecrow’s archetype would be Sage because his quest of getting a brain, was really himself finding the truth about who he is. He is worried that he might not be smart at all if he don’t get a brain, but he has to escape this fear and fight against the lies of him not being smart enough. The task of the truth was that he must understand and learn to accept who he is, because who he is doesn't need a brain, but an understanding. This will help him gain

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