While there are many compelling arguments for each side; deeming the Wizard of Oz a true Populist parable may be far-fetched. 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 Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Wicked: The Life and Time of the Wicked Witch of the West possesses feminist ideals represented through the characterization of female characters. Iconic characters such as Dorothy, Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba), Wicked Witch of the East (Nessarose), and Good Witch of the South (Glinda) portray feminist characters that have developed and showed their strong personality, influencing women in today’s society. This leads to the question – To what extent is The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Wicked empowering women through the presentation of women? The Wonderful Wizard of Oz paved the way for the increase in number of feminist novels. L. Frank Baum’s background plays a role in the presence of feminism in The Wonderful
Fairy tales have been part of the collective work of different cultures for centuries. Their main functions were to dictate moral concepts such as good and evil, as well as ideal notions of beauty, femininity, and motherhood. Such tales often told the struggles of different women who were bound to fill out their designated roles in patriarchal societies and were thrashed against each other in order for the author to make a point. The typical representations of women in fairy tales as good or evil, feminine or wicked, is a valid topic for research because it leads to a variety of subtopics, such as women’s relationships as depicted in this literary form. The most interesting aspect of the latter is the rivalry shared between the heroine and
The media plays a huge role in informing children on how to behave. Hollywood as an industry has a history of sexism. Movies may often have limited female roles, or show girls to be docile and subservient. The “Disney princess” phenomena arguably encourages young girls to be overly concerned with their appearances and, sadly, not much else. Young girls may grow up watching popular Disney animated features, such as Cinderella, which center on female protagonists who are obedient, passive, domesticated, and accept the status quo.
This correlation also applies to Disney’s portrayals of female villains. To begin with, ugliness in fairy tales is associated with wickedness in such a way that it seems to explain the wickedness (Lieberman 392). For instance, in “The Sleeping Beauty,” the wicked wise woman who casts a spell on the princess is described as “an old crone, whereas the other fairies are young and lovely” (qtd. Grimm in 392). Disney’s Sleeping Beauty further attributes to the female villain the typical depiction of a witch: green reptile skin and black robes.
Tchaikovsky 's pieces were classics when he was living and are still classics today. They have been redone by some of the most famous companies in dance, music, and television. Everyone knows of the famous Sleeping Beauty ballet and movie redone by Disney. To add to the fact, The Nutcracker is brought out every year at christmas time. It has become a symbol of christmas time and tradition.
This is the kind of book that makes you want to read that next page so you leave off understanding what 's going on with Katniss and her life in and out of the arena. In my overall rating I would give this book a 9.9/10 because it just so intense and creative. The one slip for me was just the beginning. A few things I liked about this book had to of been that at many points in the book I was excited for the games. When the games part came around I thought they were very intense with much to read about.
Nonetheless, these films are great sources of stereotypes. Appearance is something valuable, to a point that it seems that beauty is what makes someone special ('Cinderella'). Also, heroines fall in love at first sight, without knowing the prince. They teach girls that they should change who they are for a love ('The Little Mermaid', Ariel transformed into a human to be with Eric), and to be happy they have to fall in love and marry a prince. Girls are also presented as damsels in distress that need to be saved from a man (Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White with a kiss, Cinderella etc.
ABOUT BA JEP – JOURNAL ENGLISH POLITICAL SCIENCE The BA in Journalism is an honours graduate program with specialization in English and Political Science. Journalism concerns itself with acquiring news, information, facts and knowledge which has a relevance to society. Journalism is traditionally seen as interplay of reporting and conveying it via print media, and television. Journalism has been a venerated and valued profession. The reason for this is the fact that it is essential for different voices and opinions to be conveyed in an effective manner.
The concept of media was always creating problems in the world and people think that has more negative effects than the positives one, but we cannot ignore that it has changed our life and it has an importance part in society. The media is a source of data and information which contain; newspaper, television, magazines, internet, books, and radio. These tools can be used to facilitate the communication process and its progress contributed to change the world that we live in today and turn it into a world of information and technology.Without the media our life is not complete because from it we get much information that helps us in our social life. The news that is producing by the media is very satisfied and it pleased the audiences and they rely on what the media produce. Thus, the media has to be very careful of what they are publishing or saying