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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

The book version of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," which was written by L. Frank Baum, ends in very much the same way that the movie starring Judy Garland ends. In both, Dorothy Gale makes her way...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2010 8:31 am UTC

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The Scarecrow believes he lacks brains, the Tin Woodman believes he lacks heart (emotion), and the Cowardly Lion believes he lacks courage. All three reveal they have precisely the trait they are...

Latest answer posted May 14, 2019 10:49 am UTC

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A main conflict in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is Dorothy's desire to get back home to Kansas. A tornado has dropped her, her dog Toto, and her house, in Oz, to her a very strange land. The house...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2019 4:10 pm UTC

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The central idea in chapter 12 is that good is stronger than evil. This theme is developed through the conflict that emerges between Dorothy, who represents good, and the Wicked Witch of the West,...

Latest answer posted June 28, 2020 3:51 pm UTC

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I believe that all three characters, the Tin Woodman, the Scarecrow, and the Cowardly Lion, all had what they needed. They just didn’t realize it, because all three of them lacked self-confidence....

Latest answer posted August 8, 2009 3:02 pm UTC

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In society, people often view others from shallow or surface perspectives. If one is beautiful, outwardly attractive, then one is valued and appreciated. Truly, some people focus on the outward man...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2012 10:39 pm UTC

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There are no farmhands in L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The farmhands only appear in the motion picture version, The Wizard of Oz, produced in 1939 and starring Judy Garland as...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2015 12:41 am UTC

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Like all of the characters in Baum's work, the Cowardly Lion recognizes that his perceived fault is not his character trait, but rather in the way he sees himself. The Lion believes himself to be...

Latest answer posted August 11, 2012 2:39 pm UTC

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L. Frank Baum's novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz begins and ends in the state of Kansas in the United States of America. However, most of the novel takes place in the magical land of Oz. Oz is an...

Latest answer posted October 6, 2020 8:22 am UTC

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The biggest change in the character of Scarecrow is the development of confidence. In the early parts of the story, when he begins his journey with Dorothy, Scarecrow has a very low opinion of...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2008 1:22 am UTC

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In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy ends up taking a number of trips, and she prepares very little for any of them. Dorothy doesn't prepare for her initial trip to Oz because the trip itself is...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 3:05 pm UTC

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In the book version of The Wizard of Oz, Oz is initially described as angry at Dorothy's request to see him. However, he agrees to meet with Dorothy when he finds out she is wearing silver shoes...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016 12:32 pm UTC

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Dorothy is a young girl from Kansas who, along with her dog Toto, is caught up in a tornado, which transports her to the Land of Oz, landing her in the Munchkin Country; Dorothy is confused and...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2021 11:21 am UTC

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As Dorothy and Company approach the castle of the Wicked Witch of the West, the witch creates a number of obstacles for them. First, when she sees them (via the use of her one, telescopic eye)...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018 4:27 am UTC

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The basic conflict in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is just a survival story. The movie version with Judy Garland might be called a "survival flick." A little girl is lost and wants to find her way...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2015 7:39 am UTC

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Dorothy has a little black dog called Toto. It's never actually specified in any of L. Frank Baum's stories what breed he is, but if the first book's illustrations are anything to go by, he would...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2019 8:51 am UTC

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Always when one writes, one must consider the audience. So, if the readers are children a more informal tone is preferable and the address of the introduction should be something to which they can...

Latest answer posted March 13, 2015 11:46 am UTC

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The primary theme of L. Frank Baum’s book is that a person should appreciate where they come from and what they have. The characters that Dorothy encounters—who are remarkably like people she knows...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2019 9:54 pm UTC

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About halfway through the story, readers get a very straightforward answer to this question. The Winged Monkeys have to obey the Golden Cap because the cap has a "charm." This Golden Cap had a...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2018 1:49 pm UTC

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The answer to this question can be found in the first sentence of chapter 1. The author tells readers right away that Dorothy lives in Kansas with her aunt and uncle. We get an added detail that...

Latest answer posted June 6, 2021 11:33 pm UTC

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They got their hearts' desire. Yes, granted, they both already had what they each thought they lacked. Neither of them knew that before the journey to Oz, though. It may have been that the journey...

Latest answer posted June 12, 2007 11:38 am UTC

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I would argue that there are three settings in chapters 1 and 2 of this wonderful novel. The first setting is a small farm on the Kansas prairies that is described as being very humble and even...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2021 12:24 pm UTC

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It is not clear if your intended thesis needs to focus on how chapter 12 of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz highlights character archetypes or story archetypes. Your answer could definitely focus on...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2020 2:48 am UTC

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After getting through the dark forest relatively unscathed, Dorothy and her friends find a beautiful place by the river to spend the night. The next day, it seems like Dorothy and her friends are...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2018 3:12 am UTC

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There are many Progressive ideas embedded in The Wizard of Oz. When Dorothy arrives in Oz, her house falls on the Wicked Witch of the East, thus saving the munchkins from her oppression. The...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2019 2:16 am UTC

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If someone is perplexed, it just means that they're confused or baffled. In the excerpt "Arriving at Emerald City," it's the little green man who shakes his head in perplexity. As the title of the...

Latest answer posted November 18, 2019 7:59 am UTC

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The answer to this can be found at the beginning of Chapter 14. The chapter is entitled "The Winged Monkeys," which is appropriate, because that is how Dorothy and her friends get back to the...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2011 9:21 am UTC

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As with so many people growing up in the midst of the great Kansas prairies, Dorothy and her family live in a very small farmhouse. Their house is small primarily because the lumber needed to build...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2021 10:33 am UTC

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The character, Scarecrow, is a fictional character created by L. Frank Baum. He was the first character to join Dorothy on her journey. When he is first introduced, he is only 2 days old. His...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2009 12:20 am UTC

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An interesting question. The Cowardly Lion goes back to a forest where he killed a great spider, to rule over the animals there. Dorothy goes home. The Scarecrow stays in charge of the Emerald...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2007 10:33 am UTC

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Before Dorothy unexpectedly dropped in (quite literally) from Kansas, life for the Munchkins was pretty hard. For years, they'd been enslaved by the Wicked Witch of the East, who made them toil for...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2019 7:14 am UTC

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Trust among friends and friendship in general are huge themes in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The sense of isolation and loneliness that Dorothy feels when she first starts out on her quest may not...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2019 8:08 pm UTC

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I am not entirely sure how I should approach answering this question. The Emerald City in this childhood classis is described with the colour green because the emerald is a precious stone whose...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2011 6:40 pm UTC

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In order to fool everyone regarding his true identity, Oz used the people's fear, gullibility, and ignorance against them. When he arrived in a hot air balloon, they didn't understand the physics...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2018 4:50 am UTC

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In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum, the Munchkins of Munchkinland differ from the people in the Land of Oz in a few ways. Firstly, the Munchkinlanders are physically about the same...

Latest answer posted February 20, 2016 6:54 pm UTC

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I could agree that the story "The Wizard of Oz" does contain some Gothic elements. For example, there is the theme of confinement. Dorothy feels trapped within the confines of normalcy. She longs...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2009 10:05 pm UTC

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Toto is Dorothy’s dog in the novel and film The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Early in the book, we are presented with Dorothy and her small dog. As it states on page 10 of the book, Toto is “a little...

Latest answer posted July 27, 2019 8:37 pm UTC

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Toto's barking and snapping suggests that the presence of the Tin Man makes him feel insecure and anxious. Many dogs of all sizes and breeds respond with aggression when they experience fear; the...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2019 8:50 am UTC

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In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Dorothy Gale and her dog, Toto, are inside her house in Kansas when it is blown away by a cyclone. Dorothy has no conception of time or distance as the house is...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2021 5:11 am UTC

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The presence of Dorothy in Oz is an example of a guest in a strange land. She never looks at Oz as a home and is not treated as one who is at home in Oz. The Wizard treats Dorothy is a sense of...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2011 8:23 pm UTC

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The first edition appeared in 1900 at New York. You are in luck if you are looking for an original copy. There is one, even a pre-edition model, for sale at the site below:...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2009 12:43 am UTC

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According to the web site Appreciative Inquiry Commons, appreciate inquiry is defined asthe coevolutionary search for the best in people, their organizations, and the relevant world around them. In...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2008 12:49 am UTC

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Some feminists view Dorothy's travels as a symbolic journey. A major theme in the story is self-sufficiency. "Dorothy's resolve and decisiveness throughout the book also attest to her...

Latest answer posted September 22, 2007 11:59 am UTC

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I think that Littlefield brings out several points of interest in terms of how Baum's work can function as a symbol of political history at the turn of the 20th Century. Most interesting to me was...

Latest answer posted June 9, 2012 1:16 am UTC

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The L Frank Baum museum in in Baum's hometown of Chittenango, New York can direct you in copyright laws regarding The Wizard of Oz. The address to the museum is: 227 Genesee St., Chittenango, NY...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2008 11:33 am UTC

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I suppose a reader could say that Dorothy and the Scarecrow are unlikely to let the Tin Woodman join them; however, I do think that would be a tough point to prove. Yes, I think it is entirely...

Latest answer posted April 3, 2018 2:48 pm UTC

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Even the community of religious entertainment has capitalized on the success of TWoO. For instance, Big Idea productions, the guys that do the "Veggie Tales" movies and shows, recently...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2009 9:07 am UTC

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a classic fairy tale, which inevitably means that it tends to be appreciated by younger children, who find the simple style in which fairy tales are written very easy...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2021 10:12 am UTC

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