Wicked Witch of the West Essays

  • The Wizard Of Oz: The Wicked Witch Of The West

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    The Wicked Witches of Oz correspond to the major corporations during the election of 1896. The Wicked Witch of the East is the ruler of the eastern land of Oz. She is the equivalent to the real worlds banks. Because of her wickedness a house was dropped on her leaving “her two feet, still sticking out from under a block of wood.” (Baum). The comparison between her and the banks was that the banks would foreclose on the houses of lower class people. As a result of their harsh banking when the house

  • Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz

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    Whom does Dorothy meet in Oz? Good and Bad presented by Glinda Witch of the North and Wicked Witch of the West. Let us think about the part of people at a subconscious level, we have both parts in ourselves. 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

  • Wizard Of Oz Movie Vs Book

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    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

  • Wizard Of Oz Film Analysis

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    the group, the scene zooms out to the Wicked Witch’s crystal ball, and fades away. The Wicked Witch then looks at the poppy field, and the scene switches, zooming into the crystal and opening up to show the group travelling again. After Dorothy falls asleep in the field, an image of the Good Witch appears over the scene, as she casts her spell. After Dorothy wakes up, and as she is helping the Tin Man, the scene once again zooms back out to the Wicked Witch and her crystal, before dissolving back

  • Examples Of Archetypes In The Wizard Of Oz

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    along to meet the Wizard of Oz. Dorothy did not take on this dangerous journey alone. Throughout the story, her group of companions helped her through many obstacles and tests. Every time they got into a difficult situation, like when the Wicked Witch of the West kidnapped Dorothy, they always managed to find a way out together. In Kansas, where Dorothy lived a simple life, she has never faced so many challenges

  • Comparing The Wizard Of Oz And Wicked: Broadway Musical

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    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. The Wizard of Oz is a musical about a young girl, named Dorothy, who lives on a farm in Kansas

  • Dorothy's Obstacles In The Wizard Of Oz

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    journey home, her conflicts with the wicked witches present her with obstacles she must overcome to get home. After completing these challenges, Dorothy becomes admired by the people of Oz and the reader. Overall, Dorothy is the heroin in The Wizard of Oz because she is idealized for her courage and achievements. In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy is thrown into the land of Oz by a vicious cyclone. After arriving at Oz, she quickly encounters the munchkins and the good witch of the North. They explain to Dorothy

  • Wizard Of Oz Symbolism

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    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

  • Adventure In The Wizard Of Oz

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    (the place where Dorothy lives along with her aunt and uncle), Dorothy, her dog, and their house all blow away as their house lands on the Wicked Witch of the East in the Munchkin Country, as it kills her. Not knowing in which world she is in, Dorothy only has one wish: going back to her house. Later, Dorothy meets Glinda, the witch of the South (the good witch) who gives her a pair of silver shoes and tells her to go to the Land of Oz by the way of the Yellow Bridge to see the Wizard of Oz to have

  • The Heroin In Dorothy's The Wizard Of Oz

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    Oz. She is the reason that the Wicked Witch of the East is dead, she is the reason that the Wicked Witch of the West is dead, and she is the reason that Oz 's identity was revealed. Dorothy 's presence played a huge part in the novel. To begin with, The Wicked Witch of the East 's death was caused by Dorothy. On Dorothy 's way to the Emerald City, while she was flying, her house landed on the Wicked Witch. The Land of the Munchkins were ecstatic that the Wicked Witch was gone.Munchkin Country praised

  • Man Vs. Self In Dorothy's The Wizard Of Oz

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    In The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy, who is the protagonist, goes on a journey to find her way back home. While doing this, she faces some road blocks. “Toto I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.” This is what Dorothy said when she first entered Munchkinland. While looking for her Auntie Em in their house, a tornado came and their house was picked up by the tornado, with Dorothy in it. When this happened, the tornado took her to a land that was unknown to Dorothy. In The Wizard of Oz Dorothy ran

  • Theories And Reflection To Gregory Maguire's Novel, Wicked '

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    Introduction There have been many theories discussed about Wicked the musical, and the connections and comparisons to Gregory Maguire’s novel, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, as well as L. Frank Baum’s children’s book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, it was mentioned that the Wicked Witch of the West (Elphaba) only had one eye that was as powerful as a telescope, and to have melted to a “brown, melted, shapeless mess” after Dorothy threw

  • Themes In The Wizard Of Oz

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    A place with munchkins, witches, wizards, and a girl name Dorothy trying to get home to Kansas in other words Oz. This 1939 film, The Wizard of Oz is on the top 100 American Film Institution (AFI) list because of the many themes, symbols, and motifs. According to Thomas C. Foster the author of How to read like a professor and Reading the silver screen themes, symbols, and motifs helps readers or film watchers to understand literature or movie plots better. In his books, he teaches us how to interpret

  • Wizard Of Oz Research Paper

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    The five aspects of a quest include: (a) a quester, (b) a place to go, (c) a stated reason to go there, (d) challenges and trials en route, and (e) a real reason to go there. A vast majority of literature is structured around this concept and a piece of literature that represents it well is the Wizard of Oz. Our quester: a young girl, curious and innocent, happy with her family and life. A place to go: When Dorothy arrives in the land of Oz she discovers that her only chance of getting home is to

  • The Tin Flute Book Review

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    This term paper makes an attempt to elaborate the portrayal of Canadian women whose survive in Canadian society at the time of World War II, with especial study of Gabrielle Roy’s The Tin Flute (1947). This novel based on the restless period of “World War Second” and the “Great Depression”, explore the suffering of common people and their concern for the future of their young generation. In each and every literature women writers have played an important role, this term paper discussed the agony

  • Examples Of Conflict In The Wizard Of Oz

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    In the movie, the Wizard of Oz, based on the book written by L. Frank Baum, the conflict can be associated with person versus self, or Dorothy versus Dorothy, where both the protagonist and antagonist are Dorothy herself, whose goal is to reach home. The initial incident in the plot is when the tornado struck down near Dorothy’s house and she got hit in the head from something that blew in from the window, for it is the first action that starts the rising action. Dorothy was on her way home from

  • The Theme Of Racial Prejudice In WICKED

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    in WICKED: How is the theme of racial prejudice explored in Act One of the musical WICKED? The musical Wicked: The Untold Stories of the Witches of Oz was first performed on 10th June 2003 in New York City on Broadway. It was adapted, by Winnie Holzman and Steven Schwartz, from the 1995 book by Gregory Maguire (WICKED: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West), and follows the story of Elphaba a green-skinned girl who eventually becomes better known as the Wicked Witch of the West. The

  • What Fenny Said To Red Riding Hood Analysis

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    Analysis of “What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood” “Little Red Riding Hood” is one of the most beloved and most revised folk tale throughout history. Tim Seibles’s “What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood” took this timeless story and turned it into a humorous, parodic poem. Despite the fact that the text was written as a poem, it demonstrates rules of folklore and contains aspects of the original “Little Red Riding Hood”. With “What Bugs Bunny Said to Red Riding Hood” written in poem format,

  • Wizard Of Oz Color Symbolism

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    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

  • What Is The Scarecrow Like In The Wizard Of Oz

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    In the movie the Wizard of Oz, based on the book written by L. Frank Baum, one of Dorothy’s companions was the Scarecrow. The Scarecrow wanted to go to Emerald City because he described himself as “brainless” because his head was filled with straw. Little did he know, all along he had the potential to be a complex thinker, he just didn’t realize exactly how intelligent he was. There were three scenes that show how the Scarecrow already have the smarts he greatly desires. For instance, one of the