Examples Of Populism In The Wizard Oz

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“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“
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