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  • Speciesism And Speciesism

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    Speciesism Another topic of prejudice portrayed in the novel, which was also in our text, is that of speciesism. According to McGraw-Hill and Plous, a “common way people reduce conflict over their use of animals is to acknowledge that animals feel pain but to deny that animals are intelligent or self-aware” (521). In Wicked, the relationship between humans and animals is unique from our world since in the world of Oz there is a sub-group of animals, called Animals, which we do not have. The group

  • I Don 't Know About This Essay

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    " whispered Elphaba worriedly. Her emerald skin looked pale in the morning sun, resembling a leaf of sage. Her bony fingers grasped the suitcase. Elphaba 's sharp finger nails dug into the worn leather of the handle. "She 'll be fine," insisted Fiyero, a strikingly handsome man in his late thirties. If a person passed by him, he or she would never suspect hat he was once made of straw. One arm wrapped around Elphaba 's shoulder. In one swift motion, he kissed her forehead. Her black hair smelled

  • Character Analysis Of Wicked

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    Allyson Magallanes Period 5 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

  • The Life And Times Of The Wicked Witch Of West

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    Name: Emily Quach Major Works Data Sheet This form must be typed. Title of the Work: Wicked: The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of The West Author: Gregory Maguire Date of Publication: 1995 (2007) Genre: Novel Historical information about the Setting: This novel is a fictional novel so there’s no exact historical setting but there is some similarities in the story to our history. Dabbling in the “pleasure faith”, persecuting people were some of the things that happened in Munchkinland and

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

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    the Wizard, but she puts a spell on them so they won’t remember. Afterwards, Elphaba goes “underground” with a revolt against the Wizard. Fiyero spots her one day, and they start talking. Even though she tells him to go away for his own safety, he keeps meeting up with her and they have an affair. Elphaba tries to murder Madame Morrible but fails. Fiyero, who watched her, goes to her apartment, where members of the Wizard’s private army are waiting. When Elphaba comes back, she finds massive amounts

  • Wicked Book Report

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    Pre-Reading Wicked, & The Wonderful Wizard of Oz I never really liked The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The lion, scarecrow, and tin man were all characters that kind of freaked me. I think this had to do with their costumes, the lions faces creeped me out. As of Wicked I now there is a musical, which I have not seen. Overall, I am kind of excited to read the book. While Reading Wicked So the book starts out with a prologue of the witch spying on the Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Dorothy. As the story

  • Wicked Marxist Analysis

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    Marxist Lens in Wicked Gregory Maguire’s novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West is a fictional representation of many problems faced by the world in the past and present. It follows the life of Elphaba, who later becomes the “Wicked Witch of the West”, a result from her life experiences as a rebel against the Wizard of Oz, her unfortunate appearance of green skin, and several other trials she’s faced. Maguire was born in Albany, New York and lost his mother in childbirth

  • Analysis Of Nel Cor Pi� Non Mi Sento

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    “Nel cor più non mi sento” by Giovanni Paisiello The composer of “Nel cor più non mi sento” is Giovanni Paisiello, an Italian opera composer born in 1740. Giovanni’s musical talent was discovered when his singing ability was revealed while at school. As a result, Giovanni was sent to the Conservatory of Dan Onofrio at Naples. While in school, he composed multiple intermezzi, which garnered enough attention to grant him the opportunity to write two operas. Giovanni’s career advanced from there, spending

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

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    Imagine a child that was born with a bright green tint to their skin and had razor sharp teeth. This happened to Melena Thropp in the book The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, written by Gregory 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

  • Similarities Between Wizard Of Oz And Wicked

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    Wizard of Oz and Wicked. Two very different stories both sharing the same characters and setting. The two plots are so masterfully intertwined, but showing two very different points of view. Although they share so many similarities, relationships and conflicts between the two are very different. Glinda maybe isn’t so good after all, Elphaba was just trying to do what was right, and the Wizard was the real villain all along. To truly see things as they really are, both sides of a story must be acknowledged