The Wizard of Oz

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  • The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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    L. Frank Baum’s children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz became a favorite read for America. The novel became a huge part of the American culture. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz impacted twentieth and twenty-first century ethos. The book influenced people around the globe. The story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz created several forms of entertainment, such as film and theatre. Baum’s novel cannot necessarily be classified as childish because of all the adult themes and topics covered in the book

  • The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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    In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the author L. Frank Baum uses colors to represent emotions and characteristics of the characters and settings in the story. Baum’s use of colors not only brought the characters to life, but also allowed the reader to understand their points of view and motivation in every scenario. Even children at young ages can comprehend the deep meaning of colors. Infants learn basic color interpretation such as red objects represent anger while white characters symbolize good.

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    empowered organization involves interest in the workplace; minimal absence from work, high retention rates; loyal and motivated team members; as well as efficient results and effective communication amongst team members. In the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (Baum, 1900), leadership empowerment skills are displayed pertaining to accountability. The team players were able to recognize and accept the actuality of the situation, thus respond to the situation effectively; they were able to accept the

  • Wizard of Oz Essay

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    Tiffini Bates ENGL 387.010 Introduction to Film Analysis Final Exam The Wizard of Oz Film Form (Form and Narrative Form) The Wizard of Oz uses film form by using similarity and repetition. With Dorothy being the main character, she is always reappearing in the film. As well as all of the characters, The Tin Man, The Lion, and The Scarecrow, have similarities to Dorothy. Each of them need something, Dorothy needs to go back home, The Tin Man needs a brain, The Scarecrow needs a heart, and

  • Feminism in 'The Wizard of Oz'

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    The Wizard of Oz Film and Book Background The Wizard of Oz is a book by L. Frank Baum written in 1900 and adapted into a musical fantasy in 1939. It starred a young Judy Garland, and was notable because of its use of special effects, color, unusual characters, and a fantasy storyline made into a major motion picture. It has become almost iconoclastic in film history, shown regularly on network television and becoming a part of American cultural history. The song "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," won

  • Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz

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    Published in 1900 by Lyman Frank Baum, the Wizard of Oz is one of the most widely known and influential pieces of literature from the 20th century. Intended as a fairytale for young children, it recounts the fictitious adventures of a young, orphaned Kansas girl named Dorothy in the spectacular Land of Oz. In spite of its wide renown as a children’s story, many scholars have theorized that it is actually an ardent parable supporting the early 20th century movement of Populism. During the peak

  • Theme Of The Wizard Of Oz

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    The book I read was the wizard of Oz, written by Frank Baum. This classic novel contains several major themes, self sufficiency, the importance of life’s journey and friendship. The first theme of self sufficiency is illustrated throughout the story. All of the main characters, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Man and the Lion are looking to the wizard to solve their problems. The Scarecrow is in search of a brain. Although he is constantly making remarks on how stupid he is actually solving the

  • Archetypes : The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz, is a classic fantasy that takes us to a world of fairies, dreams and childhood memories. The symbols, characters and use of situational archetypes offer the reader an understanding of Archetypal theory. Archetypes are used to impact the understandings of myths, legends and fairytales as it allows the audience to make connections and link other stories together. Furthermore, it helps in deeper analyzation, interpretation and connections in literature and show 's the characters behavior

  • Wizard Of Oz Archetypes

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    The classic fantasy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a story written by L. Frank Baum, who suffered from a heart condition. Since he was unable to participate in many activities as a teen he resulted in writing, allowing him to escape the real world and live through his fantasies. Starting in Kansas and moving into the Land of Oz it is the reoccurring patterns of symbolic and situational archetypes that bring the story to life. Although originally written as a piece of children's literature, it is a

  • The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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    Contesting Conjectures in L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz An individual can claim to be ethical, but validation requires consistently commendable action. This assertion connects to L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, in which he follows the journey and maturation of Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Lion as they travel the Land of Oz pursuing objects and virtues they already possess. When a cyclone carries Dorothy and her dog Toto to an alternate universe in which