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  • Helps Dorothy Relive The Primal Scene
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    Freud's Oz: Freudian Views in The Wizard of Oz The film The Wizard of Oz is definitely about the concept of returning home. This is made clear throughout the film. Dorothy's entire time in Oz is spent trying to get back home to Kansas. Then when she gets back home she tells Aunt Em that 'all I kept saying to everybody was 'I want to go home. ' ' This fits perfectly with the time, 1939, that The Wizard of Oz was produced. One reason was that due to the depression, many people were forced away fro...
  • Elphaba's Forgiveness
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    Wicked, the Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the East is a fantasy book by Gregory Maguire. It follows the life of the Wicked Witch, the character from the Wizard of Oz, from her birth to her death, or her pseudo-death. It also explores the question the nature of good and evil. The main character is, of course, the Wicked Witch, Elphaba. She is born green, with really sharp teeth, and afraid of water. When she gets near water, she just gets really scared, and when she cries or a couple drop...
  • Setting Of The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz
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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz By L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a fictional adventure / fantasy that was written by L. Frank Baum in 1965. L. Frank Baum was born near Chittenango, New York in 1856. Frank grew up with a heart condition so he couldn't play physically like other children so he developed a creative side, so he decided to write stories. The setting of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was set in with a happy society with some upsetting problems. The story was set in the 1950's, th...
  • Wizard Of Ozs Beauty
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    Survival of the Fittest Fairy tales, such as Mervyn Leroy's 1939 production of The Wizard of Oz, follow children throughout the ages because each child contains a wholesome instinctive desire for fantastic stories and manifest reality. Characters like the munchkins and fairies of Grimm and Anderson have brought more joy to young hearts than from all other human inventions. The Wizard of Oz has served for generations and is now considered a historical tale in the childrens library. Contemporary c...
  • Character From The Wizard Of Oz
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    Over 100 years ago lived a man who loved to entertain neighborhood children by telling magical fantasy stories to them. The children loved the stories. Then, on the evening of May 7th, 1898, a little girl asked him, (about the wonderful characters he had created, ) "Where do they live?" The man looked at a filing cabinet in the room. The top drawer was labeled A-N... the bottom drawer was labeled O-Z. And on this night the land that is now a part of our culture was, "born". This man's name was L...
  • Dorothy's Fearless Friends
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    "Somewhere over the rainbow", - my favorite song from The Wizard of Oz from the first time I saw it at age five to now. The very thought of leaving behind the black and white reality to escape to a land of color and excitement fascinated me. Each time in viewing this movie my imagination was filled with the dreams of what lay outside of Kemp. Dorothy Gayle was an only child living on a farm on the Kansas countryside. Without the companionship of any other children, Dorothy grew up alone with Aun...

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