Comparing Beauty And Courage In The Adventures Of Dorothy And Dorothy's Contrivants

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The first comparison that can be drawn between the two stories is between Enrique and Dorothy and her companions. Enrique, being almost an anti-hero, shares qualities with both Dorothy and her less than perfect companions. To begin, Enrique and Dorothy share a bravery which is occasionally baseless. The first time Dorothy displays that baseless bravery is when she accepts Glenda’s suggestion to travel on the Yellow Brick Road. Glenda and the Munchkins suggested she follow this route to find the Wizard, but offered no reassurance that this plan would work. Dorothy also showed bravery when the Cowardly Lion first appeared. Amid the threat as the Lion roared, Dorothy scolded him by saying “You should be ashamed of yourself…” She stood up for herself and her companions when the entirety of her companions cowered at the sight of the mighty beast. Dorothy showed bravery yet again when she made arguably the bravest choice any one of us can make, acknowledging love. Dorothy, among the beauty and grandeur of Oz and the Emerald City, chooses to go back to a bleak, gray Kansas. Dorothy has a realization that, when love is present, color and beauty can be brought to even the darkest of situations. Enrique similarly shows bravery throughout Nazario’s novel. Simply embarking on the journey he made which, unlike for Dorothy, was incredibly dangerous is foolishly brave. However, the desire to have his mother’s love again made that risk worth taking for him. Enrique also displayed bravery

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