A Historical Analysis Of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

Decent Essays

A Historical Analysis of “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” In the movie, “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”, written by L. Frank Baum, a little orphan girl named Dorothy is adopted by her Uncle Henry and her Aunt Em; They live on a family farm in Kansas. Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are stressed out because of how poorly the farm is doing, which is caused by the Dust Bowl. One day Dorothy and, her dog, Toto is walking home and she passes Miss Gulch’s, a rich neighbor, house who is outside doing some gardening. Toto runs into the garden chasing after Miss Gulch’s cat and also biting Miss Gulch. She hits Toto across the back with the rake sending Toto running away in fear. Dorothy and Toto make it back home where they find Uncle Henry and Aunt Em working on the farm. As Dorothy tries to explain what Miss Gulch has done she gets ignored and shooed off. Soon after she meets up with Uncle Henry as he is feeding the hogs to explain to him about the situation with Toto, but once again Dorothy gets ignored and she ends up slipping and falling into the hog pen causing commotion which leads to Aunt Em coming over to see what is going on. Dorothy gets in trouble and is told by Aunt Em that she needs to find a place where she won’t get in trouble. Miss Gulch approaches the farm with a letter staying that she is allowed to take Toto away from Dorothy to get him destroyed. This situation influences Dorothy to run away from the farm because she’s tired of being treated like she isn’t worth anything. As

Get Access