History Literature / TheWonderfulWizardOfOz

21st Feb '17 9:43:40 AM lalalei2001
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* PlotArmor: The Good Witch of the North's kiss prevents anything in Oz from harming Dorothy.
21st Feb '17 9:33:31 AM jccw227
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* [[WhyDidItHaveToBeSnakes Why Did It Have To Be Fire?:]] The Scarecrow mentions to Dorothy that the only thing he's afraid of is a lighted match. Given his situation, his fear is entirely justified (see KillItWithFire above).
6th Feb '17 5:13:59 PM Malady
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* GiantSpider: Or something like it:
--> "We are all threatened," answered the tiger, "by a fierce enemy which has lately come into this forest. It is a most tremendous monster, like a great spider, with a body as big as an elephant and legs as long as a tree trunk. It has eight of these long legs, and as the monster crawls through the forest he seizes an animal with a leg and drags it to his mouth, where he eats it as a spider does a fly. Not one of us is safe while this fierce creature is alive, and we had called a meeting to decide how to take care of ourselves when you came among us."
18th Jan '17 7:51:39 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AndIMustScream: The Tin Woodman was stuck with his joints rusted, unable to move or even speak. Who knows how much longer he would have been stuck there had Dorothy and the Scarecrow not encountered him.

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* AnAxeToGrind: The Tin Woodsman, being, well, a woodsman.
* AndIMustScream: The Tin Woodman was stuck with his joints rusted, unable to move or even speak. Who knows how much longer he would have been stuck there had Dorothy and the Scarecrow not encountered him.him?
11th Jan '17 9:11:54 AM AnotherGuy
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* JustForPun: The Wizard makes brains for the Scarecrow out of bran cereal with pins and needles. He calls them ''bran'' new brains which will make him "sharp as a pin".
11th Jan '17 9:08:01 AM AnotherGuy
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** In a roundabout way, the original Woodsman, who kept having body parts cut off him til there was no Woodsman left and just essentially a tin robot with his memories.



* IWasQuiteALooker: Aunt Em is said to have been cheerful and pretty when she came to live in Kansas but the sun and wind took away her sparkle and left her sad and grey.

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* IWasQuiteALooker: IWasQuiteALooker:
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Aunt Em is said to have been cheerful and pretty when she came to live in Kansas but the sun and wind took away her sparkle and left her sad and grey.grey.
** The original Woodsman was quite handsome, brave and dashing, according to Tin Woodsman.
29th Dec '16 10:28:36 PM Phys101
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* ChekhovsGun: The Tornado actually set in motion the plots for later books. [[spoiler:In order to cope with the residual stress from Dorothy being carried away, Uncle Henry decides to take a vacation. Dorothy joins him, but ends up in Oz a second time thanks to a shipwreck. Then later it turns out that the destruction of their house and farm via that tornado took a toll on Henry and Em's wallet, leaving them unable to afford to live anywhere, leading Dorothy to bring them to Oz so they'd never need to worry about money again.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The Tornado actually set in motion the plots for later books. [[spoiler:In order to cope with the residual stress from Dorothy being carried away, Uncle Henry decides to take a vacation. Dorothy joins him, but ends up in Oz a second time thanks to a shipwreck. Then later it turns out that after being blown overboard from their ship. Later, the destruction of their house and farm via that tornado took a toll on Henry and Em's wallet, finances, leaving them unable to afford to live anywhere, leading anywhere. Dorothy to and Ozma bring them to Oz so they'd they would never need to worry about money again.]]
28th Dec '16 11:09:23 PM Soufriere
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''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', written by [[Creator/LFrankBaum Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum]] in 1900, was an instant success, which has been much {{homage}}d and parodied. It had many sequels, beginning with ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'', about which see [[Literature/LandOfOz a separate entry]].

Dorothy is a little girl from Kansas whose farmhouse is carried away to Oz by a tornado, with her and her dog Toto inside. The tornado drops the house on the WickedWitch of the East, killing her. Dorothy is quickly hailed by the native Munchkins as a hero, but wants nothing more than to get home. The un-named Good Witch of the North is sympathetic, but unfortunately has never heard of this strange place called "Kansas". So she gives Dorothy the wicked witch's silver shoes, kisses her on the forehead for magical protection, and sends her off to the capital -- the [[CityOfGold Emerald City]] -- to ask the Wizard who rules there for his advice.

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''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz'', written by [[Creator/LFrankBaum Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum]] Creator/LFrankBaum in 1900, was an instant success, which has been much {{homage}}d and parodied. It had spawned many sequels, beginning with ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'', about which ''Literature/TheMarvelousLandOfOz''. For the rest, see [[Literature/LandOfOz a separate entry]].

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Dorothy is a little girl from Kansas whose farmhouse is carried away to Oz by a tornado, with her and her dog Toto inside. The tornado drops the house on the WickedWitch of the East, killing her. Dorothy is quickly hailed by the native Munchkins as a hero, but wants nothing more than to get home. The un-named unnamed Good Witch of the North is sympathetic, but unfortunately has never heard of this strange place called "Kansas". So she gives Dorothy the wicked witch's silver shoes, kisses her on the forehead for magical protection, and sends her off to the capital -- the [[CityOfGold Emerald City]] -- to ask the Wizard who rules there for his advice.



The book has received quite a few adaptations since its publication, with the 1939 movie musical ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' becoming the most famous version of the story. While the basic story seems close, the movie did make several deviations and edits. Just a few of the parts that the film either altered or removed include the fact that there are two Good Witches (rather than the film's sole one), the {{Denouement}} journey after the defeat of the Wicked Witch, and (most significantly) the ending, which in the movie implied that Dorothy's adventure was AllJustADream, while in the book it is all most definitely real.

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The book has received quite a few adaptations since its publication, with the 1939 movie musical ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'' becoming the most famous version of the story. While the basic story plot structure seems close, the movie did make made several deviations and edits. Just a few of the parts that the film either altered or removed include the fact that there are two Good Witches (rather than edits – for instance the film's sole one), having only one Good Witch instead of two, the {{Denouement}} complete omission of the {{denouement}} journey after the defeat of the Wicked Witch, and (most significantly) most significantly the ending, which in the movie implied that ending (the film implies Dorothy's adventure was is AllJustADream, while in the book it is all it's most definitely real.
real).



** Justified - In the novel, the Good Witch of the North put a protection spell on Dorothy in addition to granting her the shoes. In [[Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand Volkov's version]], the silver shoes themselves protect Ellie (Dorothy) from harm, and she never removes them, even when sleeping. This is why both the Winged Monkeys and the Witch are afraid to harm her. Of course, that didn't prevent the Witch in either version from torturing Dorothy's ''friends'' to get her compliance.
* BoringReturnJourney

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** Justified - In the novel, the Good Witch of the North put a protection spell on Dorothy in addition to granting her the shoes. In [[Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand Volkov's version]], the silver shoes themselves protect Ellie (Dorothy) from harm, and she never removes them, even when sleeping. This is why both the Winged Monkeys and the Witch are afraid to harm her. Of course, that didn't prevent the Witch in either version from torturing Dorothy's ''friends'' to get her compliance. \n [[note]] In [[Literature/TalesOfTheMagicLand Volkov's version]], the silver shoes themselves protect Ellie (Dorothy) from harm, and she never removes them, even when sleeping.[[/note]]
* BoringReturnJourneyBoringReturnJourney: There's quite a lot of story after the Wicked Witch of the West is killed, but not a whole lot of danger.



* ChekhovsGun: The Tornado itself actually set in motion the plots for later books [[spoiler: Due to the stress of Dorothy being carried away, Uncle Henry and Dorothy go on a vacation, which in turn during which, Dorothy ends up in Oz a second time via shipwreck. Then later it turns out that the destruction of the house and farm from the tornado took a toll on her Aunt and Uncle's wallet, in which they couldn't afford to live anywhere. In turn Dorothy brings them to Oz, to live and never worry about money again]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The Tornado itself actually set in motion the plots for later books [[spoiler: Due books. [[spoiler:In order to cope with the residual stress of from Dorothy being carried away, Uncle Henry and decides to take a vacation. Dorothy go on a vacation, which in turn during which, Dorothy joins him, but ends up in Oz a second time via thanks to a shipwreck. Then later it turns out that the destruction of the their house and farm from the via that tornado took a toll on her Aunt Henry and Uncle's Em's wallet, in which they couldn't leaving them unable to afford to live anywhere. In turn anywhere, leading Dorothy brings to bring them to Oz, to live and Oz so they'd never need to worry about money again]] again.]]



* FairyTale: Wizard of Oz was Baum's attempt to write an "American" fairy tale. A supposedly less violent and frightening version, he said. Speaking of which...

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* FairyTale: Wizard ''Wizard of Oz Oz'' was Baum's attempt to write an "American" fairy tale. A supposedly less violent and frightening version, he said. Speaking of which... which…



* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Cowardly Lion (choleric/melancholic), Tin Woodman (melancholic/sanguine), Scarecrow (sanguine/choleric), and Dorothy (leukine/phlegmatic).

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* %%* FourTemperamentEnsemble: Cowardly Lion (choleric/melancholic), Tin Woodman (melancholic/sanguine), Scarecrow (sanguine/choleric), and Dorothy (leukine/phlegmatic).



* OfferedTheCrown

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* OfferedTheCrownOfferedTheCrown: The Wizard leaves Oz under the rule of The Scarecrow. [[spoiler:It doesn't last.]]



* PublicDomainCharacter: The book is now public domain.
* ProtectiveCharm: The good witch's kiss, the silver shoes.
* TheQuest: Dorothy's quest to go home

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* PublicDomainCharacter: The copyright on this book is now public domain.
and its characters lapsed in 1959.
* ProtectiveCharm: The good witch's Good Witch's kiss, the silver shoes.
Silver Shoes.
* TheQuest: Dorothy's quest to go homehome.



* SinglePaletteTown: The Emerald City and each of the four quadrants of Oz: blue for the Munchkins to the east, yellow for the Winkies to the west and red for the Quadlings to the south. Though this book does not mention it, the Gilikins in the north have purple.

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* SinglePaletteTown: The Emerald City and each of the four quadrants of Oz: blue for the Munchkins to the east, yellow for the Winkies to the west west, and red for the Quadlings to the south. Though this book does not mention it, the Gilikins in the north have purple.



* SortingAlgorithmOfThreateningGeography: We begin in idyllic, rural Munchkin Country, and then pass through (in this order) a deep forest, a field of poisonous poppies, a country controlled by a wicked witch, a bizarre wilderness populated by [[WhenTreesAttack fighting trees]] and [[ArmlessBiped creatures with spring-loaded heads]], and then, to top it all off, ''a city full of unfriendly people who are made of porcelain''. There are multiple pleasant (i.e. less weird) spots along the way, of course, but the general tendency seems to be that the journey just keeps getting weirder.

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* SortingAlgorithmOfThreateningGeography: We begin in idyllic, idyllic rural Munchkin Country, Country and then pass through (in this order) a deep forest, a field of poisonous poppies, a country controlled by a wicked witch, a bizarre wilderness populated by [[WhenTreesAttack fighting trees]] and [[ArmlessBiped creatures with spring-loaded heads]], and then, to top it all off, ''a city full of unfriendly people who are made of porcelain''. There are multiple pleasant (i.e. less weird) spots along the way, of course, but the general tendency seems to be that the journey just keeps getting weirder.
29th Sep '16 7:36:38 PM Pamina
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* TearsOfRemorse

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* TearsOfRemorseTearsOfRemorse: The Tin Woodman's tears rust his mouth shut after he accidentally steps on a beetle.
22nd Sep '16 10:34:46 AM eroock
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-->--'''Creator/LFrankBaum''', The introduction to first-print copies of the book

'''''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz''''', written by [[Creator/LFrankBaum Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum]] in 1900, was an instant success, which has been much {{homage}}d and parodied. It had many sequels, beginning with ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'', about which see [[Literature/LandOfOz a separate entry]].

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-->--'''Creator/LFrankBaum''', -->-- '''Creator/LFrankBaum''', The introduction to first-print copies of the book

'''''The ''The Wonderful Wizard of Oz''''', Oz'', written by [[Creator/LFrankBaum Lyman (long for "L.") Frank Baum]] in 1900, was an instant success, which has been much {{homage}}d and parodied. It had many sequels, beginning with ''The Marvelous Land of Oz'', about which see [[Literature/LandOfOz a separate entry]].
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