Has anyone done an analysis of the characters in "Wizard of Oz" using appreciative inquiry?

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linda-allen eNotes educator| Certified Educator

According to the web site Appreciative Inquiry Commons, appreciate inquiry is defined as

the coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In its broadest focus, it involves systematic discovery of what gives “life” to a living system when it is most alive, most effective, and most constructively capable in economic, ecological, and human terms.

I did a google search for appreciative inquiry wizard of oz and found several articles that seem to relate to the business world. I've posted a couple of those links for you below.

I have been unable to find any commentaries written as appreciative inquiry interpretations.

I hope this helps!

tlap | Student

Entertainment films, such as the Wizard of Oz typically are not to have meaning. For many viewers they are not an art form but are made for entertainment. But in the film we are exposed to the social ideology that relates to the values of the 1930’s era and of small town rural America. Family, home and hard work are promoted. This was the depression and the ‘yellow brick’ road symbolized gold and we all know what is found at the end of the rainbow – the pot of gold.