In the novel "The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz" L. Frank Baum uses different colors throughout the novel. These color play a big role in the novel. They symbolize specific things in the story. in the novel the author was very particular on how different regions were colored and what bit represented. the role the color play in the novel are the different regions of Oz.
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
History & English The Wizard of Oz Reflecting the political circumstances in America during the late 19th century, The Wizard of Oz, functions as a monetary and political allegory. Woven throughout the story, populism, the belief that regular people rather than political insiders have control over their government, and the bimetallic standard, a monetary system composed of gold or silver, are prominent themes. In The Wizard of Oz, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion represent the difficulties facing many Americans during the Populist Era. Symbolizing farmers´ issues, the Scarecrow, dressed in overalls, a straw hat, and plaid shirt holding a pitchfork searches for a brain. Poking fun at the lack of intelligence of farmers,
On the surface, this would appear to be a tale void of social, political, or economic association; how could such logical themes develop in such an emotional tale? Yet, the Marxist lens can even be applied to this story and reveal revelations in the tale that might not be seen without the lens. The social, political, and economic characteristics of the Marxist lens can clearly be seen in Chopin’s “The Story of an
A full world of bright and vivid colours displays in front of her. This is probably one of the most famous sequences in The Wizard of Oz (1939). In minute nineteen of the film, it is the moment in which the Technicolor world is revealed, merging the black and white (or sepia) world with the coloured one. Thus, depicting the change from black and white to colour film (both metaphorically and literally) there is no wonder that this film will attempt at a wide exploration of colours. In this essay I will explore the usage of colours in The Wizard of Oz, attempting to show how colours are used for different purposes and how their meanings can be changed.
Marxist's process of commodification is very evident in The Wizard of Oz where both the Woodman and Scarecrow embody workers who are compelled to surrender to the capitalists' social mandatory array of conventional life by losing their personalities in being governed by socioeconomic circumstances or the social infrastructure where the subordination to capitalism's rules is a necessity and is understood in monetary values. For instance, Oz won't help Dorothy and her companions since "everyone must pay for everything he gets" (66). By the end of the story, we clearly know that Oz is a humbug and he made use of them by employing their private matter's to subordinate to his capitalism logic. In this logic, Dorothy and her company can be re-conceptualized
He also argued that scholarly writing from America and Europe presented inaccurate, misleading and stereotyped cultural representations of the East. Said believed these biased perceptions hindered a true understanding of Middle Eastern and East Asian culture. The Westerner tried to cross the line between what they know and what they have never seen it before (University of Cambridge, n.d.). The distinction erupts the word ‘Orientalism’ and separates human into two groups. Today the effect of Orientalism can be identified in any society as it continues to shape attitudes, images, and knowledge.
The idea of populism generally stems from a desire for the underprivileged to become equal to the upper class in a society. The term first appeared in the 1890s to describe the new Populist Party but has also since been used repeatedly throughout history in relation to different political movements in America and other countries. It has also been used as a theme and symbol in many works of literature. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum, has been analyzed by countless critics who have attempted to prove that the novel follows certain storylines such as myths or fairy tales. Others believe the symbols can be better interpreted to have other meanings, such as being related to the Populist Party in the late 19th century and the issues from that
To conclude, the once peaceful land of the Philippines was disrupted by the American desire for more power and although independence of the Philippines was eventually granted by the United States in 1946, the hundreds of thousands of lives lost cannot be justified and is another example of the negative effects that Imperialism has on a country and its people. To conclude the statement "Imperialism is racism without a flag" is an accurate representation of the concept of imperialism because while the idea of colonisation is the foundation of the world we know today, the negative effects that Imperialism has had throughout history in places like Australia, The Philippines and Africa
Dorothy again acts as the heroin when the winkies praised her for her courageous acts against the wicked witch of the West. To sum up, The Wizard of Oz highlights the many achievements of a young protagonist Dorothy. First, Dorothy experiences idealization from the munchkins after she killed the wicked witch of the west. Next, she is admired by the reader for overcoming challenges on her difficult journey. Lastly, she is praised by the winkes for ridding them of the wicked witch of the West.