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  • The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

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    McGuire. The Broadway musical “Wicked,” by Winnie Holzman, was based on this novel. When it made its debut it astounded the world as it won many awards. “Wicked” draws in many people because they can relate to the feeling of being ostracized the way Elphaba was. In the 21st century, musicals have progressed along with technology due to the use of new special effects in musicals today. The New Millennium marks the beginning of the 21st century. On September 9th 2001 one of the most horrific events had

  • Wicked : The Story Of Wicked, By Gregory Maguire

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    Wicked, by Gregory Maguire, is a fantasy-themed story that plays out the origins of the Wicked Witch of The West, or Elphaba, from the iconic film “The Wizard of Oz.” The story begins from her birth and ends with her unfortunate death. It is broken up into five arcs, which are five life stages Elphaba experiences. The majority of the book is told by important characters that she meets, such as Glinda, Boq, and Fiyero, so rather than learning firsthand what’s going on in her mind, the reader sees

  • Good And Evil In Gregory Maguire's Wicked

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    before Wicked even though when looking at a timeline it shows Wicked should be first, then Oz. The book revolves around these two main Character Elphaba and Glinda, there are other characters

  • Character Analysis Of Wicked

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    Character Analysis Essay Wicked, created by Winnie Holzman, is a musical is centered around a story of a misunderstood outcast Elphaba Thropp, as told by her frenemy G(a)linda Upland. The story begins with an affair that Elphaba’s mother has with a “green” man who forces her to drink a green elixir. Later the elixir is revealed to be the reason why Elphaba’s skin is green. Elphaba is nearsighted and a bit of a nerd in terms of appearance but even more so with her intelligence being her strongest suit

  • The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of West

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    etc. Plot summary: Frex who is a minister who has a sermon to give today and Melena who is a housewife, is pregnant with Elphaba who turns out to be born green. They hide out in a house in the woods. Turtle Heart who is a Quadling that is having an affair with Melina, makes a magic mirror for Elphaba. A character named Galinda goes to Shiz University and ends up having Elphaba as her roommate. There is a tea party/ poetry slam that Madam Morrible is hosting and Boq who was Elphaba’s childhood friend

  • Analysis of Wicked, the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the East by Gregory Maguire

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    evil. The main character is, of course, the Wicked Witch, Elphaba. She is born green, with really sharp teeth, and afraid of water. When she gets near water, she just gets really scared, and when she cries or a couple drops of water get on her it burns her. When she is still young her father, who is a minister, decides they will move to the Quadling country to try to convert the people there to the faith of the Unknown God. Elphaba is described many times

  • Elphaba Thropp Quotes

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    society, banned from riding in transportation, and have a new law made to hinder them in the world. Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West focuses on the hardships and people that shaped Elphaba Thropp’s (The Wicked Witch of the West) life and personality. Through this Elphaba learns magic as well as how to use it and gains a hatred for humanity. Discrimination against the Animals is a major and recurring theme in the book. The brutality and hardships that the Animals faced played

  • The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz By L.frank Baum

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    Lauryn Berger 12/15/14 Classic Literature Essay 4/7 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L.Frank Baum, is a novel that comes to life when a cyclone lifts Dorothy and deposits her in the enchanted country of the Munchkins.On her journey down the yellow brick road she meets the Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and the Wicked Witch of the West.Dorothy is a young girl from Kansas, the Tin Woodman is a man who lost his true love because of losing his heart. The Cowardly Lion was a lion who seeked to

  • That's Elphaba Play Analysis

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    “Who is she”? My mother whispered into my ear with a bewildered expression on her face. “That’s Elphaba” I replied and watched her sit back a little more bewildered into her seat. Questions continued well into the first act of the play. During our 15 minute intermission I was able to answer my mother’s questions and pinpoint her confusion. No, Dorothy and Toto are not the stars of this play and the munchkins will not be singing about a yellow brick road. How many other audience members were expecting

  • Wicked: The Real Elphaba Essay

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    Wicked Witch of the West being wicked. We have no background or personal preference to understand her life of the Wicked Witch of the West (as known as Elphaba). But in Maguire’s novel, Wicked: the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, shows how Elphaba traits of a monster are similar to a typical monster that portrays in people's eye. Elphaba is an ideal model of what we see in a monster would be like: abnormal, scary looking, and blunt behavior. She is a target of gossip to those who do