The Good Witches

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The early 20th century was filled with many altering events that shaped America in both positive and negative ways. From The Great Depression to World War 1, the American life had been changed. Throughout the novel, many characters fill archetypal roles that are shown through Dorothy’s coming of age. As her dream takes her away from her beloved little farm in Kansas with her Aunt and Uncle, she embarks on a journey that ultimately changes her perception of life, as she longs to find stability in her ideal world with no flaws. Along her journey to return home, she acquires real life situations that shape the once innocent Dorothy and return her home with a better sense of who she really is. From the very beginning Dorothy lacks attention from…show more content…
There are two Wicked Witches and two Good Witches. They live across from each other on the axis of South, North, East and West. The evil witches are distinguished by their enslavement of the people who live in the land, and their constant desire for power. The Wicked Witch of the West tried to destroy Dorothy and her friends numerous times on their quest to see the Great Oz. The Good Witches, however, provide guidance and counsel them along their catastrophic journey. Glinda portrays good through her wisdom and, by showing Dorothy the way home; helping the Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Lion realize they always had the traits they once believed were absent, they just needed a little wisdom from the…show more content…
This journey provided her with several life lessons, she learned the value of friendship through her three traveling companions. She came face-to-face with the shocking reality of a double life and lies through the Wizard 's divulge as an ordinary man. She found herself constantly tested emotionally and physically throughout her quest back to Kansas. And, finally, she learned to trust herself and understand that the answers to her problems lie within. This journey, then, taught Dorothy to navigate through the confusing and treacherous adult world, while giving her much more insight to
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