The Role Of Motivation In The Wizard Of Oz

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In my opinion, the reason why everything is put in terms of circumstance rather than motivation is because motivation creates a hero and circumstance creates a victim. If it is true that the Wizard of Oz is a propaganda piece, then a persuasive narrative would need to be portrayed. Dorothy, representing everyday people cannot be portrayed as hero’s because that’s just not reasonable. However, you can portray people as victims fairly easily. Nothing is Dorothy’s fault in the movie. She is just a victim of the witches. Just like the people were supposedly the victims of the big banks. Victimization creates a powerful motivator for change. It creates sympathy and a want to help. When someone falls victim to a crime, through bad timing or just
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