Wizard Of Oz Movie Vs Book

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz written by L. Frank Baum and The Wizard of Oz directed by Victor Fleming has many differences even though they are based on the same story. In the book, Dorothy actually goes to the Land of Oz; however, in the film it was all just a dream. The second way they are different is Dorothy purposely threw water at the Wicked Witch of the West; however, in the film she was putting out a fire on Scarecrow. In the book Oz gave a brain, a heart, and courage, yet in the film he gave a Th.D, a medal of courage, and a heart clock. In the book and the film the setting and mood are very different, which makes the film come alive. In the book Dorothy goes to Oz, but in the film it is all a dream. Dorothy said gravely, "From the …show more content…

"This made Dorothy so very angry that she picked up the bucket of water that stood near and dashed it over the Witch, wetting her from head to foot" (Baum 85). That citation means that when Dorothy got made she picked up a bucket near her and threw the water at the witch since she took her shoe. Dorothy was mad at the witch because she took her silvery shoe, so she threw water at her. However in the film the Wicked Witch of the West caught scarecrow on fire, so Dorothy threw water at him to put it out, but it got on the Wicked Witch. This is a very important difference because it changes a lot of the storyline. They do this because it makes more sense because Dorothy is trying to save Scarecrow. In order to make Dorothy seem less villainous and more like a hero, she kills the Wicked Witch of the West by accident while trying to save her friend, …show more content…

The most important change was when Dorothy in the book goes to The Land of Oz; however, in the film she doesn't. Even though in the book Dorothy purposely throws water at the Wicked Witch she does it because she is angry, yet in the film they make it an accident so she doesn't seem malevolent. Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly lion get what they want physically; however, in the film they get it literately. For over a hundred years, the film and book are still enjoyable and entertaining, regardless of the many differences about the incredible story of Dorothy and the Land of

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