The Wizard of Oz

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  • Wizard Of Oz Hero Essay

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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, shows a new generation that anyone can be a hero. Most heroic stories before this time showcased men as the hero but The Wonderful Wizard of Oz gives a new perspective of what a hero can be. Through the feministic values in this story and the classic heroic characteristics, Dorothy shows how a woman can be heroic. She shows her heroic characteristics by her kind heart, outspoken voice, and her unwavering and courageous strength. Most heroic stories

  • Movie Review : The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz is a MGM blockbuster based on the novel written by L. Frank Baum. The film was directed by Victor Fleming and George Cukor, and released in 1939. The cinematographer responsible for this classic film is Harold Rosson. The main characters included, Dorthy, played by Judy Garland. The Scarecrow, played by Ray Bolger. The Tin Man, played by Jack Haley. And the Cowardly Lion, played by Bert Lahr. This fantasy film was was as much of a hit during its release, as it is now, 75 years later

  • Examples Of The Brain In The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wizard of Oz is a fantasy book where a girl named Dorothy experiences an unexpected adventure in her life. This book takes place in Kansas and the Land Of Oz where all the adventure starts. As a tornado strikes Kansas (the place where Dorothy lives along with her aunt and uncle), Dorothy, her dog, and their house blows away and lands on top of the Wicked Witch of the East in Munchkin Country. Not knowing in what world she is, Dorothy only has one wish: to go back to her house. Later, Dorothy

  • Wizard of Oz Political Allegory

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    repeated Dorothy. A young girl trying to go back home to Kansas after a cyclone lands her and her dog, Toto, in the Land of Oz. There Dorothy meets the Scarecrow, the TinMan, and the Cowardly Lion who are all in need of something that is considered important to them; a brain, a heart, and courage. Along the way, they have to travel to Emerald City to see the Wizard of Oz, directed by the Good Witch of the North, especially for Dorothy to get back home. However, Dorothy and the gang run into problems

  • The Wizard Of Oz : Parable On Populism

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    Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a classic tale about Dorothy’s adventurous trip along the Yellow Brick Road, finding her way back to her Aunt Em in Kansas City. However, many critics thoroughly analyzed the true meaning behind this classic tale to have a more profound message than simply a friendly children’s story. The theories developed from the interpretations of populist, feminist, and religious critics create a fascinating perspective of the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. A populist is

  • The History Behind The Wizard Of Oz

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    The History behind the Wizard of Oz Stories have deeper meaning than what they appear. Life events such as the government, economy, or something happening to an individual can inspire them to express themselves through writing. In the original story of “The Wizard of Oz”, it tells a tale far more than people realize. The story portrays the government during the time period and hidden symbolism within the story and characters. “The Wizard of Oz” was written in 1900 by L. Frank Baum. In America,

  • Cultural Artifacts In The Wizard Of Oz

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    Cultural Artifacts My first work is the American film, The Wizard of Oz, directed by Viktor Fleming. The film was released in 1939 and is also a musical. The screenplay was written by Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf. The music was written and composed by Herbert Rosson. The film is based on the book, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, written by L. Frank Baum. It is set at the turn of the 20th century in Kansas and then in the Land of Oz. My second work is the book, The Lion, The Witch and

  • Categories Of Sound In Wizard Of Oz

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    Explain how the different categories of sound are being used in your chosen film. The different categories of sound are being used in my chosen film Wizard of Oz is dialogue, sound effects and music. First, the dialogue used to communicate between the characters. For example, the movie viewers hear how scared Dorothy was when she entered into the land of Oz. Second, the sound effects of the fantasy film were used to portray what is about to happen in each of the scenes. For example, the scene of the

  • Symbolism In The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz

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    Frank Baum uses his story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz as a metaphor to compare William Jennings Bryan to the Cowardly Lion through his use of symbolism and the the striking parallel of events throughout his story to those in the populist era. Because Baum was influenced by this time period, it is logical that he would use his characters to symbolize this movement. Henry M. Littlefield explains the connections and references of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz to the Populist Era. For example, The Wicked

  • Wizard Of Oz Analysis Essay

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    An Analysis of: The Wizard of Oz I choose the film “The Wizard of Oz,” (1939) and it’s a musical, fantasy film. The characters included: Judy Garland as Dorothy, Frank Morgan as The Wizard, Ray Bolger as the Scarecrow, Jack Haley as the Tin Man, Bert Lehr as the Cowardly Lion, Billie Burke as the Good Witch of the North, Margaret Hamilton as the Wicked Witch of the West, and Toto. The director for this film was Victor Fleming and King Vidor. The main plot of this film is about a tornado that