After Dorothy questions that she has ‘never heard of a beautiful witch before’, Glinda’s response of ‘only bad witches are ugly’ justifies her role as a positive mentor and role model to Dorothy (Davies, O 2016). Glinda congratulates Dorothy on her heroic actions of killing the Wicked Witch of the East with her flying house and introduces her to the small inhabitants of the land, the Munchkins. From the words of the wise mentor to the heroine, Dorothy is told to ‘follow the yellow brick road’ and wear the red ruby slippers for the power of safety (Naussbaum, Ben). 5. Passing the Threshold ‘I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog, too’- a threat no young girl wants to hear in a dark alley (Shea, TNHM 2015).The terrifying Wicked Witch of the West seeks revenge for the death of her sister the Wicked Witch of the East and makes a plot to capture and kill the young girl.
Although The Wizard of Oz and The Wiz (Remake) both are musical films, they both have the same name of characters such as Dorothy Gale, The Scarecrow, The Tinman and The cowardly lion, However the films are different from each other. Yet in The Wizard of Oz there were American star actors such as Judy Garland, Ray Bolger and Jack Haley to start off the original version. On the other hand The Wiz had an African American cast such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson from the Motown productions of the well-known Quincy Jones. Even though, the classic films have similar names both films plots are totally different, whereas Dorothy Gale of The Wizard of Oz lives in Kansas of the early 1900’s in a farmhouse, and then trapped in her aunt’s and uncle’s
Most of the children read about many fairy tales, especially Snow Whites, Sleeping beauty, and Cinderella when they grew up. It is a surprising fact that to discover a hidden, unexpected political intention in the simple plot of fairy tales. That is a feminization of woman. The fairy tale world suggests a male-centered patriarchy as an ideal basic society and impliedly imply that man and woman need to have a proper attitude toward this opinion. However, Jewett’s A White Heron describes a new perspective of fairy tale’s plot.
The Wizard of Oz and Wicked are both very successful and well-known broadway musicals. Both of these musicals are based off of the same story, but each give a slightly different meaning to it. While they are both based on a similar tale, these two broadway musicals have many characteristics that are similar and differ from each other. This paper will compare and contrast the characters, theme, and plot.
In Margaret Atwood’s poem “There Was Once”, Atwood uses irony to point out the societal problems within the genre of fairy tales. Charles Perrault, the author of the short story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, writes about fantastic creatures, magic, and love, following the generic conventions of fairy tales. When compared to Perrault’s short story “The Sleeping Beauty in the Wood”, Atwood’s poem both compliments and contrasts Perrault’s. These two texts, although similar, offer different views on the genre of fairy tales. Margaret Atwood’s satirical poem, “There Was Once”, aims to disrupt the generic conventions of a traditional fairy tale.
The plot runs from before the start of the Wizard of Oz and then proceeds alongside it, finishing with the supposed death of the Wicked Witch. It re-tells Elphaba’s story and shows how her differences rendered her a scapegoat, allowing the government of Oz to turn the population against her when she hadn’t really done anything wrong. Elphaba’s differences and the people’s reaction to her are obvious symbols of racial prejudice. This is again seen through Doctor Dillamond, an Goat and professor of History at the university, who tells that the Animals in Oz are losing their rights and their powers of speech. This essay will explore racial prejudice in the musical WICKED, analysing the songs and scenes where Doctor Dillamond and Elphaba interact with the other characters in the production to show how the theme is conveyed.
Buddhism consists of a belief in peace, unity, respect, and self-discovery through humility and honesty. Following these ideals creates a more knowledgeable and aware individual and society. L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz reflects on these themes of Buddhism through the use of allegorical settings to create a story about a young girl trying to find her way home. After deciding to run away because of the evil neighbour Mrs. Gilch, Dorothy is caught in a tornado, thrown around, and wakes up to find herself in a foreign land.
The art of storytelling is at the heart of fairy tales. Since the beginning, fairy tales have captivated readers with its magical worlds and enchanted characters. Quintessential to fairy tales are destined happy endings and the clear division between good and evil. The nature of these stories creates distorted perceptions that do not align with reality, making it difficult to distinguish between reality and illusion. This is portrayed in Terry Pratchett’s Witches Abroad, in which Lilith Weatherwax struggles to free herself from the fictitious world she has fabricated.
The words “once upon a time” automatically conjure up images of princesses, castles, and fairy godmothers, but do we as readers ever examine these stories closer? When we stop and dissect a work of literature, we may find that its meaning may not be quite as clear as we had originally believed. Fairy tales have powerful but subtle meanings that are as magical as the stories themselves. Double meanings can become more apparent through close examination of the language, the form and content of dialogue within the text, and variations between different versions of the same fairy tale. When these strategies are applied to the well known fairy tale Snow White, it becomes increasingly obvious that there is more to the story than an evil stepmother
The Wizard of Oz has revealed to be an exceptionally well thought out film when analysed. The film has made use of stylistic elements such as colour, light, sound and mise-en-scene which coincide with the various twists and turns of the plot as Dorothy moves from Kansas, to Oz, and back again. In The Wizard of Oz, the directors have employed the use of different unique editing techniques despite being an early film. It is obvious that the audience is able to notice the absence of colour in the beginning and ending of the film. The audience is able to identify the mood and overall feeling for Dorothy when she is in her family farm in Kansas.
Disney vs. Grimm Fairytales (Rough Draft) Fairytales have majorly altered throughout history in a variety of disturbing ways. Grimm’s fairytales were known as gruesome parables that spoke of harsh realities and were told to people of all ages. Disney is identified by their hopeful and imaginary stories aimed at the audience of children. The reasoning behind this stark contrast of fairy tales is for numerous diverse explanations.
The use of stylistic techniques such as sound, both diegetic and nondiegetic and the way characters act in The Wizard of Oz, showcases the conventions of a musical fantasy. In the scene where Dorothy sang her solo of “Somewhere over the Rainbow” ” is interwoven in the narrative of the film to illustrate and her underlying intention to flee away from home without her having to put it across in words to the audience. The tune of the song is tweaked and reproduced with variances and used throughout the film to highlight pivotal moments in the film, lending familiarity to us, channelling the same kind of hopefulness that Dorothy is feeling. The rhythm of the song also complements the musical film which accentuates the development of the narrative (Study Guide).
Adventure stories are always interesting because they have unexpected twists and endings. They could also go places that are magical and full of fantasy. Authors can also take a huge variety of approaches to the story. In the passages “Peter Pan” and “Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz”, the authors take different approaches to adventure.
Her name has become well-known throughout the years and has become the symbol of feminism. Creating a female protagonist inspires young females to express themselves as well highlight the power of women. Dorothy is introduced as a 6-year-old girl taken away by a tornado from her aunt and uncle. The reader follows her journey as she faces obstacles along the way to return to her home. Dorothy being a vulnerable six years old girl, becomes one of the most powerful being in the land of Oz.