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

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

By the end of the novel, Elphaba is, in many ways, truly wicked. However, we can see clearly that she is a product of her upbringing and environment and was not always the witch that she became....

Latest answer posted April 7, 2019 7:13 pm UTC

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

I think you raise an interesting point about the use of color in Maguire's novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West. I always am drawn to the use of color in texts and this...

Latest answer posted February 4, 2012 3:57 am UTC

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

Nessarose starts out as a dependent person. She has no arms and is unable to balance by herself. She needs her Nanny or Elphaba to support her. She is also devoutly religious and generaly quite...

Latest answer posted May 19, 2007 1:08 am UTC

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

It should also be noted that the 1939 movie was not totally true to Baum's book. There are many parts in the original book that are much darker than the movie. For example, the tin woods man...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2007 7:08 am UTC

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

"Wicked" by Gregory Maguire is a radically different take on the original Wizard of Oz. Dorthy plays a very small role, an outsider who is unaware of the true culture of Oz. Dorothy is a newcomer...

Latest answer posted December 8, 2008 2:56 am UTC

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

In Chapter 1, "The Root of All Evil," Melena recalls what Nanny said: "We [women] only have babies when we're young enough not to know how grim life turns out. Once we really get the...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2008 2:44 am UTC

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