The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Study Guide

L. Frank Baum

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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Characters

Character Description
Dorothy Dorothy is an orphan girl who is transported by a cyclone from Kansas to a strange land called Oz. Read More
Scarecrow After Dorothy sets him free, the Scarecrow becomes her best friend and traveling companion. Read More
Tin Woodman A former human turned into tin by a witch, the Woodman joins Dorothy and the Scarecrow as they journey to the Emerald City. Read More
Cowardly Lion The Cowardly Lion is too fearful to be the King of Beasts he longs to become. Read More
Toto Toto is Dorothy's energetic and much-loved little dog. Read More
Aunt Em Dorothy's beloved guardian, Aunt Em is a hardworking but cheerless farmer's wife.
Boq The richest of the Munchkins, who inhabit the eastern part of Oz, Boq shelters Dorothy for a night.
China Clown The China Clown is a much-cracked and much-repaired jester-like character in China Country.
China Milk-Maid The China Milk-Maid is an irritable young woman who blames Dorothy for breaking her cow's tail.
China Princess The China Princess is a fragile, frightened porcelain figurine in China Country.
Glinda Glinda, the Good Witch of the South, tells Dorothy the secret of getting home to Kansas.
The "green girl" The "green girl" is a serving girl in Oz's palace.
Guardian of the Gates The Guardian of the Gates stands watch at the entrance to the Emerald City.
Hammer-Heads The Hammer-Heads are an armless, neck-stretching tribe in the Quadling Country.
Kalidahs Kalidahs are monsters with the body of a bear and the head of a tiger.
Monkey King Monkey King is the leader of the Winged Monkeys, who are bound by an enchantment to serve the Wicked Witch of the West.
Munchkins Munchkins are Eastern Oz's diminutive inhabitants, who favor the color blue.
Oz Oz is a good-natured charlatan who has fooled the citizens of Emerald City into revering him.
Quadlings Quadlings are residents of Quadling Country whose favorite color is red.
Queen of the Field Mice The mouse queen twice comes to the rescue of Dorothy and her friends.
Soldier with the green whiskers The green-whiskered soldier who guards Oz's palace eventually tells Dorothy that her best hope of getting home is Glinda.
Stork Stork is a talking bird who helps rescue Scarecrow when he is stuck on a pole in the middle of a river.
Uncle Henry Uncle Henry is Dorothy's guardian and Aunt Em's husband.
Wicked Witch of the West The Wicked Witch rules over the Winkies with a cruel hand; once Dorothy is sent to destroy her, the witch becomes her enemy.
Winkies Winkies are natives of the yellow Winkie Country and slaves of the Wicked Witch of the West until Dorothy frees them.
Witch of the North This sweet, kindly witch, portrayed as a little old lady, says she comes from the North but is a friend of the eastern-dwelling Munchkins.
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