However, I think that “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” has more of a plot and a point. Dorothy basically does goodness and kindness to those who are living in despair: Scarecrow, Tin Woodman, and the crowdedly lion. There is a so-called happy ending with this story compared to Alice being in wonderland. This story teaches children lessons like: being helpful and kind to others. Both stories are fun to read and watch the film interpretations of each.
This symbolises a nice story that ends happily ever after, calm and goodness. In traditional stories and fables, shadow and darkness represents danger and evil and so light is safety and pure. The producers have used this imagery to portray the film to have an angelic plot, which is usually of love rather than laughter. As the audience is introduced to the main character, the ogre himself. The film opens like a traditional fairy tale narrative, with the book and the text showing the familiar layout of a children's book.
Frank Baum accurately presented ideas of occult symbolism in The Wizard of Oz, through aspects of illumination, enlightenment, and self-realization. This was accomplished by depicting multiple characters’ desires and needs, and others as guides to enlightenment. Baum would agree with the quote above, saying that The Wizard of Oz does focus on occult symbolism, and a journey to self-understanding. Everything one has experienced in life leads to self-realization and further, wisdom. Furthermore, the quote “Real power, for good or ill, lies with the women” (DATABASE) states that women have power as much as men do.
In their analysis of pop culture, Adorno and Horkheimer conclude that mass produced entertainment to a certain degree has to be a safe bet. Cultured entertainment as they see it, succeeds because it safeguards audiences from the realities and controversies of the world. Walt Disney films however do not shy away from confronting social issues head on. A research article from University of Northern Iowa graduates on Disney films concluded on The Princess and The Frog, “The Princess and the Frog deserves credit for the creation of the black and beautiful Tiana, a strong-willed and talented heroine who is resourceful enough to participate in her own rescue.” (Van Wormer and Juby). Even though this may not seem issue in modern society, these ideas are still somewhat controversial.
The Good Witch of the North suggests that the Wizard of Oz may be of help to find her way back home. With the Good Witch's advice, Dorothy wears the Silver Shoes and start along the Yellow Brick Road that will take her to the Wizard in the Emerald City. On the way, she meets the Scarecrow perched on a pole and pulls him off. He tells her that he has no brains, but does not wish to be considered a fool. She persuades him to accompany her to the Emerald City, to see if the Wizard can give him a brain.
As we grow older, the story enhances its meaning from a story about a girl wanting to return home, to a political, informal, brilliant novel. Many people would not hesitate to call Frank Baum a genius for creating this story, and I would not disagree. The amount of hidden meanings this story conveys is breathtaking, and it can open your eyes to many situations and make you look at them in an entirely different way. I believe people study these details because “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” fills such a large space in our imagination, and as we grow older and are able to comprehend more, we wonder if this movie is a part of our imagination, or if this story is based on true and relatable events from a century ago, that could essentially happen at this point in
To describe the story as powerful may be an exaggeration in terms, the story however is extremely enjoyable, and I do believe that all sorts of children of different ages would agree. The excellent imagination of Roald Dahl certainly makes the plot and characters very convincing, especially for those readers who are too young to know that those type of witches do not exist, although I can not be one hundred percent sure after reading this masterpiece. Along the way we meet some magnificent characters. From the snotty nosed hotel owner, to the fat kid that never stops eating. My personal favourite is the Grand High Witch.
Don’t forget the added plus of the must-know life lesson that ties down the theme-beauty from the inside out! This motto can never be reiterated enough and why not do it in a fun way? And get ready to have tons of catchy tunes stuck in your head after hearing the phenomenal soundtrack. Don’t miss this genuine and heartwarming film, DreamWorks production of Shrek-an antagonistic fairytale. Works Cited Shrek.
Another classic children’s book, Peter Pan and Wendy, commonly known as Peter Pan also presented a new, limitless world, where there was eternal youth and innocence, and good triumphed over evil. In addition to these early classics, the Harry Potter series, written by J. K Rowling, also created a magical world where good and innocence defeated evil and corruption. Harry Potter, an honest and clever young boy is idolized for his intelligence and power; Two commendable traits every leader should possess. Americans have been drawn to fantasy novels, similar to fairy tales all through history, and even today because they amuse their desires for innocence, the past, and the domination of good over evil- a greater world.
The world of Arthurian literature is filled with magic and adventure that enchants readers of all ages. T.H. White has done a fantastic job of turning the childhood adventures of Arthur by turning his narrative into spellbinding, cartoon like interpretation of the sword in the stone legend. Moral values are apparent from the beginning of White’s novel. White has cleverly connected all the educational adventures of Arthur, along with the people and animals encountered to the pulling the sword out of the stone.