Dorothy being a vulnerable six years old girl, becomes one of the most powerful being in the land of Oz. The death of the Wicked Witch of the East made her a national hero of the Munchkins. Baum characterizes Dorothy as a strong female character. She displays perseverance and independence in order to reach her goal, to go back to Kansas. Considering her young age, it is expected from her to feel disoriented and vulnerable, however she finds solutions to her problems and carries them through.
As for her demons in her life, Dorothy faces her fears of “lions and tigers and bears oh my!” These horrors to Dorothy represent her inner struggles that she is trying to overcome. In addition to these animals, Dorothy’s other evils are the Wicked Witch and the flying monkeys. More specifically, the Wicked Witch represents Mrs. Gilch, the evil woman who tries to take Toto away. Just as the witch says, “I’ll get you and your little dog, too!” Although Dorothy is afraid, she persists despite her fears. Dorothy is able to take care of her fear by throwing water on the Wicked Witch, causing her to melt.
In every epic, many characters follow archetypes, or “patterns that are repeated throughout the ages,” and The Wizard of Oz is no exception to this rule. Dorothy, the main character, embodies “The Orphan” with her fear of being abandoned forever in this bizarre world and her task to return home. She must brave this alien world and all it’s inhabitants to ultimately gain independence and maintain her innocence. The Wizard is “The Creator,” who fears being revealed as a fraud and works to maintain his illusion of greatness. He must help Dorothy and her friends using his inventiveness and power.
Due to her ethnicity, Dorothy’s scenes would occasionally be cut from film in certain areas around the nation, or would hardly be seen at all since all-colored pictures were not the most popular at this time. One of the most prominent examples of how race was handled is in the film, Sun Valley Serenade. Dorothy’s performance with The Nicholas Brothers was often cut from the film entirely, simply because many viewers did not want to see someone of their ethnicity portrayed in an equal manner. The dance numbers and musical pairing is a joyous scene to watch, and Dorothy’s vocal and tap dancing abilities are both highlighted in this particular scene. Despite appearing in films alongside noteworthy talent, Dorothy found it difficult to break out from the group and continued travelling for club performances.
Juliet and Desdemona as victims or heroines William Shakespeare’s female characters were created as submissive, weak woman who are victimised by the people around them, especially the men. Desdemona was smothered to death with a pillow by her own husband, Othello, because he thought she was cheating on him. Juliet was seen as weak because she killed herself in order to be with Romeo. Ann-Marie MacDonald plays on this and turns the characters around by making them strong feminist women with feelings but with faults as well. She recreated Desdemona to be a strong woman who would stand up for her self.
Dorothy describes herself as a transformational leader. Dorothy believes in employee development and encourages self-management for the staff when possible. Dorothy perceives her leadership style to be democratic. Dorothy wants to focus on trying to change the negative perceptions staff has experienced in situations involving change, past and current. Dorothy's perception of masculine vs. feminine style, well, that depends on the situation in which she finds herself.
In Wayne Johnston’s novel The Divine Ryans, Tom the Doberman is significant in the way he represents many aspects of the Ryans’ lives. First of all, his savage barking contrasts the silence and secrecy which is standard for the Ryans. Also, he is trapped behind a fence, similar to how the Ryans are trapped in their secrets. Finally, because Tom is described as monstrous, he also represents the various monstrous aspects of the Ryan’s lives. One of the things that Tom the Doberman represents is the silence and sincerity which is prevalent in Johnston’s novel.
Scarlet Letter Essay (How is Dimmesdale Heroic or cowardly?) Due to textual evidence found in the novel, it is relevant to say that Dimmesdale was a heroic character in the Scarlet Letter. Dimmesdale can be considered heroic in the novel because he is compassionate, wants to appeal to Hester, and is in general just a nice human being. Details of Dimmesdale’s compassion include him going on Hester’s side when her baby was at risk of being taken away from her and also has conversations with Hester into reviving their relationship. dimmesdale shows acts of appeal to Hester by standing on the scaffold, and is generally nice by wanting to know his own daughter.
Firstly the color in L.Frank Baum “The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz” I feel impacts the novel in a big way although I have never seen the movie the novel was enough for me I can't picture every conversation and journey the characters are going through in my head everything from Dorothy getting caught up in the cyclone to the good witch of the south Glinda being killed everything in the novel I could see in vivid colors although I haven't seen the movie the novel seem to have more better impact to me when it comes to color especially for me because I have never read this novel until now in my program of Educere with these colors in the novel it helped me know how the characters looked like for example Dorothy who is the main character in the novel it states that“ Dorothy had only one other dress, but that happened to be clean and was hanging on a peg beside her bed. It was gingham, with checks of white and blue; and although the blue was somewhat faded with many items of washing, it was still a pretty frock. The girl washed carefully, dressed herself in the clean gingham, and tied her pink sunbonnet on her head.”(Baum Chapter 3) with these few lines I can already picture how dirty Dorothy must have been
Eudora Welty’s “A Worn Path” tells the story of an unlikely hero. The first thing that comes to mind when considering a heroic character is someone who faces great danger or adversity. This hero or heroine will accomplish amazing feats, go on extraordinary journeys and display exceptional bravery. These characteristics usually follow a certain image as well; a heroic figure is usually a knight in shining armor, a vigilante in a mask or someone with supernatural abilities. However, Welty’s character Phoenix breaks the stereotypical hero image, while still displaying all the characteristics of a true hero.