Dorothy being a vulnerable six years old girl, becomes one of the most powerful being in the land of Oz. The death of the Wicked Witch of the East made her a national hero of the Munchkins. Baum characterizes Dorothy as a strong female character. She displays perseverance and independence in order to reach her goal, to go back to Kansas. Considering her young age, it is expected from her to feel disoriented and vulnerable, however she finds solutions to her problems and carries them through.
The outfits worn by the individual characters show their personalities and give the audience the assumption of the characters. For example, Dorothy’s costume shows youthful innocence in colour. Her hair is neatly braided with soft and pleasant make-up. She also wears a blue checked pinafore. She is portrayed as perfectly innocent and sweet.
As for her demons in her life, Dorothy faces her fears of “lions and tigers and bears oh my!” These horrors to Dorothy represent her inner struggles that she is trying to overcome. In addition to these animals, Dorothy’s other evils are the Wicked Witch and the flying monkeys. More specifically, the Wicked Witch represents Mrs. Gilch, the evil woman who tries to take Toto away. Just as the witch says, “I’ll get you and your little dog, too!” Although Dorothy is afraid, she persists despite her fears. Dorothy is able to take care of her fear by throwing water on the Wicked Witch, causing her to melt.
In every epic, many characters follow archetypes, or “patterns that are repeated throughout the ages,” and The Wizard of Oz is no exception to this rule. Dorothy, the main character, embodies “The Orphan” with her fear of being abandoned forever in this bizarre world and her task to return home. She must brave this alien world and all it’s inhabitants to ultimately gain independence and maintain her innocence. The Wizard is “The Creator,” who fears being revealed as a fraud and works to maintain his illusion of greatness. He must help Dorothy and her friends using his inventiveness and power.
The costume of each character is shown very obviously in the scene when Dorothy met them. For Glinda Witch of the North, her costume looks white pretty brighten and she looks like an angel. For Wicked Witch of the West, her costume is green-representing bad thing- ugly and a look of a bad guy. In Oz Dorothy meet some fantasy characters: Scarecrow, Tinman, Lion and finally the Wizard of Oz. Each character present the inner of mankind.
At the start, she had met the Scarecrow, then the Tin Woodman and then finally the Lion. If she had just ignored all of them during her journey, she wouldn’t be as happy as she was described in the book. All three of them (four if you include Toto), had brought out the joy from Dorothy. Without them, she would be very sad and also she wouldn’t know where to go as the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Lion knew more about the Munchkin country than
When thinking about all of the qualities that help build a strong friendship, always lending a hand will make you stay friends even longer. Being a helpful friend can always make you more of a leader. In both Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco and Fox by Margaret Wild and Ron Brooks, the central characters, Mr. Falker and Tricia, and Dog and Magpie develop a strong friendship from Mr. Falker helping Tricia and Dog and Magpie helping each other. The road to building this relationship has a lot of similarities and differences between the two texts. In both texts, Mr. Falker always helps Tricia, and Dog always helps Magpie.
Though when Dow presented the character alone, all of the characteristics were foundationally the same, but presented with three times more energy. The reading of the language became even more comedic and slightly hysterical by tripping over words. The character movement was also more amplified through feminine postures. The portal of the character became gitty; taking tiny quicker steps, more movement from the hips when walking, fanning the face from exhaustion/hysteria. By creating these two
Life can be tough sometimes and that is what Dorothy is trying to demonstrate. Big Blonde is not the only short story she wrote about her own life, but is the one that really digs deeper into who Dorothy Parker was. She even used similar names in her life into the story. “Like the author- who insisted on being called “Mrs. Parker”- these women use their “dimmed” husbands’ surnames as titles to “give at the same time the solidarity of marriage and the glamour of freedom” (Bucker).
feminism is the advocacy of women’s rights based on the equality of the sexes. Since before time women have been less than and it is shown by how women get paid less and are seen as dependent to men. In the play A Doll’s House written by Henrik Ibsen Nora was keeping a secret from her husband Helmer, but because she went behind his back brought lots of scandal to their door. In the short story “The Yellow Wallpaper” written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Jane has a problem with the wallpaper and lets it consume her to the point that she went crazy. Both stories belittled women however they differed in coping with oppression and their freedom from oppression.