Innocence In The Wizard Of Oz

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As presumed in the dialogue, Dorothy appears as a harmless, pure little girl just as much as other children can be. Their innocence is mostly objective, but it is still innocence, a concept at which adults can’t really relate to in the same way. Furthermore, a similar situation happens later on in the book when Dorothy again “kills” the invidious Wicked Witch of the West, erstwhile unaware that a simple bucket of water would effect in her melting. Albeit she destroyed the witch, in a manner it still makes her look innocent, because she didn’t know about the facts before doing that. It can be compared to a child that is doing something wrong but has no idea that it is wrong or does it by accident. Any child reading this marvelous book can relate to Dorothy. That is why kids can relate tremendously to the …show more content…

Perchance some grown ups will find it interesting anyway. Usually, older folks have to read children’s books for something specific, to analyze it, to read it to their children, but maybe they do like reading it just for gratification. Nevertheless, a children’s book doesn’t have an audience restriction. It can educate and delight each one of us.
Every book on this planet has a purpose. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a book for children intended to instruct and entertain them, but let’s jump into the first part here: to instruct. Awhile back, the primitive texts for children were more religious because of the Puritans, tending to lead them on the right path and bring them closer to God as discussed by John Rowe Townsend in his article Written For Children:
The Puritans were certainly aware of children, but were aware of them in a rather special sense: as young souls to be saved, or, more probably, damned. They, therefore, aimed a good deal of literature at young people with the idea of rescuing them, if possible, from hellfire. (Townsend

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