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"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

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Olivia Longfellow

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Transcript of "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"

"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
Setting
The story takes place around the 1900's and the story takes place in Kansas, The Land of Oz, Munchkin City, and Emerald City. The settings of the book impact the story because the settings create different types of moods and thoughts while reading. If the setting is dark and dreary it will create a dull and dreary mood. The setting also impacts the plot of the story because by the setting, it plots out from there what is going to happen next. The setting also impacts what kind of characters are in the story. Just like how in a cornfield, which was the setting, Dorthy found the Scarecrow which was a character.
Elements
I know that this book is a fantasy because this book contains magic in it used that couldn't really be done in real life. I can also tell because the settings of the book are made up. Then there is a happy ending which of course always happens in all fantasy books. Some fantasy elements this novel possesses is that the plot is pretty much predictable, there are animals that act like people, there is magic in the book, and there are things in the book that could never happen in real life.
Theme
Some of the themes expressed in the book was friendship and home. Friendship was expressed in the book from where Dorthy, Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, were friends. Them working together and sticking together shows how important friendship is, Home is expressed by Dorthy just wanting nothing more than just being home with her family and relatives. Even though the places Dorthy visits are magical and luxurious, Dorthy just wants to be back at home. Other themes expressed was courage and perseverance. The lesson or message the author was trying to convey was what ever the circumstance might be, there is no place like home.
THE END
"The Wonderful Wizard of Oz"
Author: L. Frank Baum
Genre: Fantasy
Created By, Olivia Longfellow
Characters
Main Characters- Dorthy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Woodman, The Cowardly Lion, The Wizard of Oz, Wicked Witch of the West, and Toto
Conflict
The major conflict in the story is how to get Dorthy and Toto back to Kansas. The conflict affects the characters in the novel by the characters are all trying to do something about Dorthy getting back to Kansas. Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion are all characters that have affected the conflict to help Dorthy to get back to Kansas. The conflict affected the Wicked Witch of the West by her, wanting to try to keep Dorthy from destroying her and make Dorthy work for her. The Wizard was affected by the conflict by the Wicked Witch being destroyed which helped Dorthy get back to Kansas.
Plot
Review
I would rate this book an eight on a scale from 1-10. I would give this book an eight because the imagination put into the book was interesting and exciting but some parts of the book were very predictable which made it not as suspenseful in some parts. I did like how the author came up with a lot of good characters who each portrayed their owned character trait. All of the places the characters visited were also very interesting to read about.
Dorthy
lives with her Aunt and Uncle in Kansas and was transported by a cyclone to the land of Oz. She is a very energetic and wondrous girl. Dorthy is trying to complete a mission to get the Wizard of Oz to get her back to Kansas.
The Scarecrow
was rescued by Dorthy and he is going with Dorthy to the Oz to get brains. The scarecrow is very resourceful and is pretty intelligent considering he does not have brains.
The Tin Woodman
is going with Dorthy to get a heart from the Oz. The Tin Woodman is also very resourceful, sensitive, and kind.
The Cowardly Lion
was rescued by Dorthy and is going to the Oz to get courage. The Cowardly Lion is very clever and he is a very positive lion.
The Wizard of Oz
rules all of Emerald City and appears to be very powerful. He promises Dorthy, The Scarecrow, The Cowardly Lion, and The Tin Woodman all their grants if they kill the Wicked Witch of the West. The OZ seems to be a very strong and tough man. He appears as something different every time you visit him.
The Wicked Witch of the West
is a very mean witch. She tries to kill Dorthy and all of her friends before they try to come and kill her. She uses Whinkies as her slaves. The Witch is very powerful and very cruel as well.
Toto
is Dorthy's dog that came with her from Kansas.
Dorthy lives in Kansas with her Aunt, Uncle, and her dog Toto. One day a cyclone hits and Dorthy and Toto are in the house, not the storm cellar.
The cyclone blew Toto and Dorthy all the way to a place called Munchkin Country. When Dorthy lands, she lands on top of The Wicked Witch of the East with her house. There Dorthy meets the Good Witch of the East and Dorthy tries to ask her how she can get back to Kansas. The Witch tells her she has to go to Land of Oz to see the Wizard to try to get her back to Kansas. The Witch gives Dorthy protection and Dorthy sets off for her journey. On her journey Dorthy meets Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and Cowardly Lion. They have all gone with her to try to get each something from the Wizard. When they all see the Wizard he tells them they must kill the Wicked Which of the West in order to get what they want from him.
Dorthy kills the Wicked Witch of the West
Dorthy and all her friends return to the Wizard who gives Tin Woodman a heart,
Scarecrow a brain, Cowardly Lion courage, and tells Dorthy he will fly her and Toto back to Kansas. Toto then jumps out of the balloon and Dorthy follows Toto. Then Dorthy was told all she had to do was click her silver slippers and say the wish that she wanted.
Dorthy soon wakes up to realize all of what she had been to was all a dream. Dorthy was surrounded by all of her friends and family when she woke up.
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