Wizard Of Oz Symbolism

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The Colors of Oz Countries play a major role in the in the novel, The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. The colors symbolize the different countries of Oz & how they are related. The Blue of the East Munchkin Country, The Green of the Emerald City and the Yellow of the West Winkie Country. Silver plays a Major role to protect Dorothy on the journey to visit the Wizard of Oz.

Dorothy 's journey begins in a Kansas cyclone and her house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East and kills her. The girl finds the Munchkins in the East Country dressed in Blue from head to toe. The Munchkins thank Dorthy for setting them free from the bondage of the Wicked Witch. They are a charming and grateful bunch of little people. The Good Witch of the North gives Dorothy
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The little people here are much like the Munchkins in the East.They are all clothed in Green, even there is a greenish tint to their skin. Everything is Green and shiny. They even wear Green glasses to prevent blindness. "Even with eyes protected by the green spectacles, Dorothy and her friends were at first dazzled by the brilliancy of the wonderful city",as quoted in the novel. The Wizard of Oz gives each of the group an audience to request their wishes. He tells each that for their wishes to be granted they must kill the Wicked Witch of the West. The group does not want to kill her, but, they have no choice that they must travel to the West to find the Wicked…show more content…
The Wicked Witch of the West sees them coming and sends out wolves, crows, bees and monkeys to destroy them. The Scarecrow and the Tin Woodman were broken into pieces. Dorothy and the Cowardly Lion were captured and taken to her palace. Dorothy was to be a slave in the palace. Being meek and not knowing the power of the Silver Slippers she did what the Witch commanded. The Yellow Winkies lived in the palace and had been slaves for a very long time. They were much like the Munchkins except they were dressed in Yellow. The Wicked Witch had a great longing to capture the Silver Slippers for herself. She devised a plan to trip Dorothy. The plan worked, but, she only got one of the slippers. Dorothy grew very angry and she picked up a bucket of water and "dashed" it over the witch. The Witch instantly melts away killing the last Evil Witch in the Land of Oz and fulfilling the Great Wizards
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