The Wizard Of Oz: The Wicked Witch Of The West

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The Wicked Witches of Oz correspond to the major corporations during the election of 1896. The Wicked Witch of the East is the ruler of the eastern land of Oz. She is the equivalent to the real worlds banks. Because of her wickedness a house was dropped on her leaving “her two feet, still sticking out from under a block of wood.” (Baum). The comparison between her and the banks was that the banks would foreclose on the houses of lower class people. As a result of their harsh banking when the house would be returned to the banks it would be similar to a house being dropped on them. The Wicked Witch of the West is the ruler of the western land of Oz. Her description relates her to the railroad companies of the west. In her actions of the book,…show more content…
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