Baum Essays

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a fictional adventure/fantasy that was written by L. Frank Baum in 1965. L. Frank Baum was born near Chittenango, New York in 1856. Frank grew up with a heart condition so he couldn’t play physically like other children so he developed a creative side, so he decided to write stories. The setting of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was set in with a happy society with some upsetting problems. The story was set in the 1950’s, the story started

  • An Analysis of Lilith (Body's Beauty)

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    were published among the "Sonnets for Pictures" section of Rossetti's Poems. In 1881, however, "it occurred to Rossetti to contrast the two as representatives of fleshly and spiritual beauty," and thus he transferred them to "The House of Life" (Baum 181). The Lilith sonnet was then renamed "Body's Beauty" in order to highlight the contrast between it and "Soul's Beauty," and the two were placed sequentially in "The House of Life" (sonnets number 77 and 78). Because Rossetti originally named the

  • How To Improve Homelessness

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    Homelessness is not new to our nation, and it has greatly increased over the past ten years. (Baum, 1-4) For growing numbers of people, work provides little, if any, protection against homelessness. Low national un-employment levels do not mean that all working people are well-off. (Baum, 21-24) What is homelessness? According to the definition stated by Stewart B. McKinney, for purposes of the 1987 McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, “a homeless person (homelessness) is one who lacks a fixed permanent

  • The Wizord Of Oz Symbolizing The Gilded Age

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    The story ( The Wonder World of OZ ) written by Frank Baum is filled with symbolism. Symbolism a style of writing using symbols and indirect suggestion to express ideas, emotions, people etc. The story gives a lot of symbols relating to the gilded age in American history which took place from 1880– 1900. The main symbols are: Dorothy, the Land of Oz, lion, Emerald City, flying monkeys. The first person the story talks about in the story is Dorothy. She’s a girl that comes form Kansas and was carried

  • The Wizard of Oz

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    the famous story. Dorothy’s long, adventurous trip down the Yellow Brick Road is something that everyone loves to read and watch. It is a story that touches all of us. The 1939 MGM film interpretation of the 1900 published book written by L. Frank Baum, brought this story to life for all of those who were unable to go to the 1902 stage performance. I’ll never forget watching the movie for the first time. Seeing the screen turn from black and white, to beautiful, stunning colors was amazing. Hearing

  • Artificial Intelligence

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    "If I go to the Emerald City with you, that the great Oz would give me some brains?" "I cannot tell you," she returned; "but you may come with me, if you like. If Oz will not give you any brains you will be no worse off than you are now." -L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful World of Oz1 As Dorothy and the Scarecrow begin their search for a "brain," we can catch a glimpse of an issue that has been bouncing around our culture for centuries: can man make a machine think? While Baum's story does not focus

  • Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderla

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    Comparing Frank Baum’s Dorothy Gale of the Oz series and Lewis Carroll’s Alice of Alice in Wonderland Lewis Carroll’s Alice and Frank Baum’s Dorothy are two of the most well-known and well-loved heroines of all time. At first glance, both Alice and Dorothy appear to be rather accurate renditions of actual little girls who embark on their own adventures in strange and fantastical lands. However, closer scrutiny reveals that only one of these characters is a true portrayal of what a little girl

  • Judges And Their Audiences By Lawrence Baum Analysis

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    the impact that various social and academic groups impact judicial behavior and thus, theorizing that judges and justices are not robotic beings acting independently but human souls with rational emotions as with everyone else. In his sixth chapter, Baum examines the various implications that are associated with an in depth analysis of judicial behaviors. He is making original claims about judicial behavior, however, with this comes different strengths and weaknesses to his argument. To summarize

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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    of Oz by L. Frank Baum was the first fairytale written in United States. Baum wrote TheWonderful Wizard of Oz during a time in history that was The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum was the first fairytale written in United States. Baum wrote TheWonderful Wizard of Oz during a time in history that was not known for its social justices. The story focused on the many similarties between Baum's characters and the United States during the 1800's. It is suggested that Baum concentrated on

  • Scar From 'The Wizard Of Oz' By Frank Baum

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    character or a location in creative media in order to inform us of their nature. Such as how Scar from "The Lion King" has a black mane and a darker color scheme in comparison to the other lions to show that he's the villain. In "The Wizard of Oz" Frank Baum makes use of color throughout the story for theming. We start off with Dorothy living with her gray aunt and uncle in a gray house on a gray plain. The gray color scheming only adds to show how bleak and lifeless it is there with no people or towns

  • reading assignment

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    heavily influenced Lyman Frank Baum in regards to the production and underlying political message in the Wizard of Oz. Author Henry Littlefield of “The Wizard of Oz: Parable of Populism” makes a compelling argument that indeed The Wizard of Oz was a political work, this can be linked to the many different life experiences of Baum that are mentioned throughout the article. Littlefield introduces the reader to whom Baum was during the first two pages, it becomes apparent that Baum views start to change as

  • The Wizard of Oz Unveiled

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    Lions and tigers and politics oh my? The Wonderful Wizard of OZ written by L. Frank Baum has become an American classic since 1900 with its simple good hearted storyline, but enough parallels have been found within the written text linking it to politics that suggests otherwise. Baum claims to have written the story solely for the pleasure of children and that he could never have imagined the impact it would have on the public. When the text was adapted to film nearly 40 years later, it became an

  • Differences Between The Wiz And The Wizard Of Oz

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    classic “The Wizard Of Oz.” Then, in 1978, Motown teamed up with Universal Pictures to create “The Wiz”, a movie filled with soul infused songs and memorable faces. Both of the movies themselves are based of off The Wonderful Wizard Of Oz by L. Frank Baum, but there also many differences between the two. The two main differences are the setting, or where the movies take place, and the characters. One of the main differences is

  • Huck and Dorothy Essay

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    The American Dream is a strong and powerful set of values that includes the chance to have an abundance of freedom, wealth, and success. In The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum, and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain, the American Dream is something everybody wants. Sometimes it takes a long journey to achieve these goals and the path taken may not be an easy one. People will go to any length to achieve the American Dream, which consists of freedom, equality, happiness, and

  • Lost Princess Of Oz Figurative Language Essay

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    The Wizard of Oz books have all the magic and happy, but complicated travels you could want. The author L. Frank Baum has written over five books for the series. He was born May 19, 1856. His wife is Maud Gage Baum married 1882-1919. He had three kids and he died in 1919. The books that I read are Glinda of Oz and The Lost Princess of Oz is about a mysterious series of disappearances of all the magical things the people have. The author's style is personification because he uses happy characters

  • The Condition Of Life In The Wizard Of Oz By L. Frank Baum

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    "There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them" - Denis Waitley. The condition of the world is up to the common people who live there. In The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, the characters change their lives because of their drive and willingness to do what is right. The world is similar to the courage of the characters because the common people have the heart and the brains to change what needs to be changed and to learn

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

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    the film it talks about how Dorothy was chased by a cruel and wicked witch for some sort of revenge. Works Cited Wizard of Oz, The Movie. Director Victor Fleming, Metro Goldwyn Mayer, 1939.Film Youtube Feb 12th . 2014. Retrieved March 1st. 2014. Baum. L . Frank, “ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.” George M. Hill Company, May 17th 1900. Novel. Retrieved 13th February. 2014. Russell. E. “ How is the Film Wizard of Oz different from the novel.” Feb 2014, Retrieved March

  • Symbolism In The Wizard Of Oz

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    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: Illuminating its Historical Accuracy The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum has fulfilled its young reader’s imagination for over one hundred years. The journey begins with Dorothy, a girl from Kansas who is taken aloft by a violent cyclone from which there is no escape. Dorothy finds herself far from home in a foreign land called Oz. With the assistance from different kinds of friends such as scarecrow, tin man, and cowardly lion, Dorothy started her journey to the

  • L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz: The Secrets Behind the Story

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    tornado to the wonderful Land of Oz. L. Frank Baum painted a beautiful picture of life and politics in America during the late 1800s. Being a political man himself, it was right and just for him to include this in this timeless classic. Each person in the novel represents someone or something during this time in American history. Each of the main characters and places will be discussed, Kansas, Dorothy, Aunt Em, Uncle Henry, the Companions, and the Wizard Baum, himself, was a vastly interesting fellow

  • Wizard of Oz Parable

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    In the novel, play, and the movie “The Wizard of Oz,” had multiple opinions that explained the arguement on whether or not Frank Baum meant to use "The Wizard of Oz" story as a parable on the Populist movement. Ever since it was first publicated in 1900, Lyman Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz has been very popular to all age groups, providing the basis for a profitable musical comedy, three movies, and a number of plays on broadway. It is an orginal creation, curiously warm and touching, although