While there are many compelling arguments for each side; deeming the Wizard of Oz a true Populist parable may be far-fetched. There are many parallels and symbols one can find in the pages of Baum’s fairytale, but one cannot effectively connect them with Populist beliefs for certain. In this way, The Wizard of Oz does not serve as a true politically charged anecdote. Analyzing Baum’s life and personality helps to explain that, while there may have been strong influences of feminism due to the strong relationship he harbored with his wife, his political engagement and personality appear too lacking to write a politically driven fairy tale. In Baum’s fairytale, many of the politically charged aspects of Oz that have been discussed also have perfectly practical explanations that relate to the time period of when the story was written.
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.
Despite the connotations that Adventures of Huckleberry Finn may have lost focus in its message of anti-racism, the novel still displays a thoughtful and engaging take on the status of racism through setting and character development. Though authors like Jane Smiley believe the book is overpraised because the characters are shallow and ignored, Twain’s subtle commentary on racism through the use of his characters helps to create a realistic understanding of the social conditions at the time. One of Smiley’s main arguments against Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is that the novel overshadows Uncle Tom’s Cabin which she considers has more in-depth characters than the former book. “Uncle Tom’s Cabin, which for its portrayal of an array of thoughtful, autonomous, and passionate black characters leaves Huck Finn far behind.” From the excerpt we can see that Smiley
This quote compared the Jewish people and the Nazis to the fairy tale of Rumpelstiltskin and the Queen. The comparison is inappropriate because something as serious as the Holocaust should not even come close to something as light as a fairy
In the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the author Frank L Baum utilizes colors to represent the different regions throughout the story. The color yellow is utilized to represent the Winkies and the land of the west. Whereas the color blue is a representation of the Munchkins and the land to the east. Lastly, the color green is used as a depiction of the Emerald City or the capital city. One interpretation of yellow in the novel is the yellow brick road.
The Wizard of Oz has revealed to be an exceptionally well thought out film when analysed. The film has made use of stylistic elements such as colour, light, sound and mise-en-scene which coincide with the various twists and turns of the plot as Dorothy moves from Kansas, to Oz, and back again. In The Wizard of Oz, the directors have employed the use of different unique editing techniques despite being an early film. It is obvious that the audience is able to notice the absence of colour in the beginning and ending of the film. The audience is able to identify the mood and overall feeling for Dorothy when she is in her family farm in Kansas.
Shades of Grey ★★★★☆ Author: Jasper Fforde Amber Birks Imagine living in a society in which your social ranking depends solely on the colours you can perceive. Imagine only being able to see one colour, two colours or even none at all. This is the world we are introduced to in Jasper Fforde’s novel Shades of Grey. Following the popular dystopian trend, Fforde brings us into yet another post-apocalyptic society. However, Shades of Grey combines fresh, unique ideas such as a society built upon colour; supernatural flora and fauna such as man-eating trees and furniture-devouring roads; and peculiar predicaments such as the scarcity of spoons (due to a law forbidding their manufacturing), one's most prized possession.
When Bradbury also employs the use of juxtaposition in conjunction with imagery, he shows just how different the world he envisioned with Fahrenheit 451 is from the world that exists today. This shows that Bradbury was successful in creating a dystopian novel. A key characteristic of a successful dystopian novel is creating the illusion of happiness. The author must use imagery to aid the reader in this illusion, while also leading the reader to know that life isn’t as it should be. Near the beginning of the novel, Bradbury writes that the houses are only burned at
I believe the depiction of andrew was unfair because he did not rule as if he was king. When i look at the second cartoon of andrew jackson i think of something dark. The rats and the bat make me think evil, and andrew looks like a vampire. I believe the main importance of this cartoon is to show andrew in charge. There are not any numbers or dates in this cartoon.
In L. Frank Baum uses colors throughout the novel The Wizard Of Oz to allegorize. Dorothy interacts with regions and characters with intentional The roles of the colors is to portray individual themes. The colors yellow, green, grey and blue represent counsel, pride, reality and friendship respectively. The color yellow or gold is used to resemble guidance and counsel. Dorothy in the beginning of her travels is instructed to follow the yellow brick road to get her greatest desire.