Examples Of Lack Of Self Confidence In The Wizard Of Oz

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In today’s society, there are about 6.375 billion people affected by a lack of self-confidence, in other terms, this is about 85% of the world’s current population of 7.5 billion people. Why does the majority of the world’s population suffer from a lack of self-confidence? There is a simple answer to this question, and it can be found in the book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum. Baum through the use of 3 characters portrays the lack of self-confidence. Baum uses the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Lion prove that a person/character’s own strengths go un-noticed by him/her. The way to reach these strengths would be through self-confidence. The 85% of the world’s population with a lack of self-confidence do not realize that…show more content…
It in fact was a possibility, allowing the rest of the travelers to climb the lion’s back and make it across the ditch. Once across this ditch the group encountered another ditch to cross, which was so large, even the lion was unable to leap across. Realizing this the Scarecrow told the Tin Woodman to cut down a large tree from the close by forest and asked the Lion to push it down towards the ditch once it was cut. This created a bridge for not only the travelers to cross but also the dreaded Kalidahs. The Kalidahs are dreaded beats that were ferocious and could kill the lion if they wanted to and turning back the Lion realizes that there are two Kalidahs following them across the bridge. Once everyone gets across the bridge the Scarecrow instructs the Tin Woodman to cut down the part of the tree that lay on their side of the bridge. Doing this had caused the tree to fall, taking both the Kalidahs down into the ditch. Shortly after the Scarecrow had helped the group cross two ditches and saved everyone’s life, was he faced with another small problem, how to get across the river. The Scarecrow made easy work of this and asked the Tin Woodman to cut down trees and make rafts for them. The Scarecrow had proved everything he had said about himself wrong through these actions. All these situations happened in one chapter and there is a couple more in the

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