The Wonderful Wizard of Oz | Study Guide

L. Frank Baum

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the-wonderful-wizard-of-oz-l-frank-baum (1)Dorothy, Chapter 4here is no place like home.Sources: The Annotated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, edited by Michael Patrick Hearn, Encyclopaedia Britannica, IMDb, The Wisdom of Oz by Dorothy Gita MorenaCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.SymbolsMain CharactersHot-Air BalloonEmbodies the WizardsunreliabilityGreen SpectaclesRepresent the human ability tofilter out the truth CycloneSymbolizes a powerful, irresistible pull toward the unknown COURAGEDorothyPlucky, Toto-toting young girl; wants to go home TotoDorothys loyal dogScarecrowStaunch, straw-stuffed companion; wants a brain Tin WoodmanRust-prone protector; wants a heart Cowardly LionFierce fraidy-cat;wants courage Wizard of OzString-pulling mystery man Wicked Witch of the WestOne-eyed schemer Glinda, Good Witch of the SouthKindhearted spell-weaver Before writing for children, Baum was a journalist and worked in business. Discovering a talent for telling stories to his four sons, he would go on to transform childrens literature instantly with The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the 13 Oz books that came afterward.L. FRANK BAUM1856–1919The Wonderful Wizard of Ozby the NumbersCopies of the first edition printed—and sold out in two weeksYear a silent film of The Wizard of Oz was releasedCountry (India) in which the character of the Tin Woodman was replaced by a snake in some editionsAcademy Awards (for Best Original Song and Best Original Score) won by the 1939 film starring Judy Garland21910110,000OVERVIEWDorothy is joined by the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion. The Wizard leaves Dorothy in Oz. The Wizard of Oz sends the group to kill the Wicked Witch of the West, who does her best to stop them.Dorothy vanquishes the Wicked Witch of the West.Theres no place like home, and Dorothy always had the powerto get there.When a cyclone whirls Dorothy and her dog, Toto, out of Kansas, they find themselves in Oz. Out of place in this strange, fanciful country, Dorothy searches for a way home. She and her new friends must overcome a dangerous challenge before the Wizard of Oz might grant Dorothys wish to return to Kansas.Theres NoPlace Like OzDorothy meets the Scarecrow.L. Frank Baum1900EnglishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageThe WonderfulWizard of OzFantasy

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