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Wizard Of Oz Color Symbolism

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In the novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” the colors are used to bring meaning to the various aspects of the story. Initially when Dorothy is in Kansas at her Aunt and Uncles farm everything is presented in muted colors, like gray and dreary. This coloring also serves as a symbol for the life that Dorothy lived in Kansas. It was a boring life, simple and there wasn’t much to smile about. After the cyclone she finds herself and her dog Toto in the Land of the Munchkins, where blue is the primary color. The Munchkins are friendly, happy, and very thankful to Dorothy for ridding them of the wicked witch. They are dressed in blue and their houses are blue. Blue seems to signify warmth, kindness and a welcoming environment. The munchkins consider
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