Before leaving the Land of Oz Dorothy comes to the realization that “her heart's desires” for happiness and fulfillment were always within her own “backyard.” Glinda, the Good Witch, is confronted as to why she didn't tell Dorothy the power to return home was within her all along. Glinda states, “she wouldn't have believed me. She had to learn it for herself.” Explicitly conveying the meaning that it is up to an individual to explore and discover the key to their own happiness.
Buddhism consists of a belief in peace, unity, respect, and self-discovery through humility and honesty. Following these ideals creates a more knowledgeable and aware individual and society. L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz reflects on these themes of Buddhism through the use of allegorical settings to create a story about a young girl trying to find her way home.
Although The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz (Remake) both are musical films, they both have the same name of characters such as Dorothy Gale, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The cowardly lion, However the films are different from each other. Yet in The Wizard of Oz there were American star actors such as Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley to start off the original version. On the other hand The Wiz had an African American cast such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson from the Motown productions of the well-known Quincy Jones. Even though, the classic films have similar names both films plots are totally different, whereas Dorothy Gale of The Wizard of Oz lives in Kansas of the early 1900’s in a farmhouse, and then trapped in her aunt’s and uncle’s
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked are both very successful and well-known broadway musicals. Both of these musicals are based off of the same story, but each give a slightly different meaning to it. While they are both based on a similar tale, these two broadway musicals have many characteristics that are similar and differ from each other. This paper will compare and contrast the characters, theme, and plot.
Did you know know that in both the book and the film, in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the supporting characters are struggling with their inner demons. You may not have realized this, but their internal conflicts are ironic to the personality of themselves. There are many different obstacles that the supporting characters in The Wizard of Oz encounter that relates to their internal conflicts and irony. All three supporting characters, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion are face with problems, and they will have to solve them by using what they supposedly don't have. The Scarecrow does not have a brain, the Tin Woodman needs a heart, and the Cowardly Lion lacks courage. Let's take a closer look at their internal conflicts
It’s a scene engraved into the western world’s collective memory: a pigtailed girl in red slippers, skipping along a yellow brick road with a scarecrow, a tin man, and a lion. This image, from the book “The Wizard of Oz” by L. Frank Baum and the 1939 film of the same name, represents the epic of the modern age. Whereas in ancient times, we had Gilgamesh or King Arthur as our gallant hero, now we have a little girl from a farm in Kansas. At first glance, this simple story of a young girl lost in a magic land could not compete with the great tales of old. However, this epic shares more than a few similarities with this seemingly childish
One use more set pieces during scenes with only two or three characters to make the stage more full and not as empty. The second thing I would add is more mics. Throughout the show audio was constantly at a low because of a lack of microphones and some dialogue and even singing was lost due to no one being able to hear the actors. One thing I would also change is some lighting clues, because at random points in the show a spotlight would appear on an entirely empty side of the stage while leaving actors on the other side almost completely in the dark. Secondly I would change the actresses playing Julia Sullivan and Linda. The actress who played Linda, Kathryn Hendry, had a much stronger voice and portrayed her character as good if not better than Gianna Oakley. The final thing I would change is how the final bows took place. Before the bows there was no black out, cut in the music or closing of the curtains to signify the end of the show instead so characters just left the stage while others took bows and then came back later. This was sloppy and could’ve been handled much better. Overall the show was enjoyable with a few
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.
Before a tornado touches the ground it causes mass hysteria much like at the beginning of the play. Abigail and the rest of the girls are found in the forest dancing, which led many to believe that something bad was going to occur. Much like how a tornado is measured in size and wind speeds
Individuals start life with an open mind and an open imagination. With the ability to perceive things that are real versus things that are inanimate, the mind is a powerful thing. Without the use of a strong imagination, movies such as Alice in Wonderland, Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and the most significant, The Wizard of Oz would be movies that could not possibly exist or make sense. Growing up kids imagine being pirates, princesses, and even doctors. Without the ability to believe in the things that cannot be seen, the world would be a pretty simple place. Some are born with a greater ability to imagine such as Frank Baum, author of The Wizard of Oz. A fierce cyclone carries a house in the air for what seems
Before I cover this interpretation, I just want to say I have a religion of my own (Judaism) and I respect everyone regardless of religion or personal thoughts and ideas on the universe. This is a theory about religious, conservative extremists. I thought this was a very far-fetched idea that is so different that it’s very interesting. But without further ado, and no objection or personal opinion whatsoever, this is the Atheist Allegory:
“There is no place like home. There is no place like home. There is no place like home.” The journey of four “friends” following the yellow brick road on their way to Emerald City. They go on this journey through the land of Oz and take the risks that come with it. The Wizard of Oz represents the power of friendship and on how society can affect the way we see ourselves.