Noel Langley’s Wizard of Oz follows the unities of time and place that Aristotle talks about in his poetics so this means it is roughly one day and in one general location. In this movie it starts out as day and there is a tornado that takes Dorothy to a different place and then at the end of the movie she is back at her house that afternoon. This follows Aristotle because it is roughly one day even though when she is going through Oz it feels like more than one day. For place it consists of two places,...
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... and it gives you pity and fear towards one of the characters. So this applies to Noel Langley’s The Wizard of Oz because it follows the time and place because this is not going on for a long time it is one day that this happens, the wizard starts off this great guy who will do everything for them and then the characters find out that he is not all that he had cracked up to be, and it makes you feel pity and fear for Dorothy. “A heart is not judged by how much you love; but by how much you are loved by others.” (Langley) This is a good movie to talk about Aristotle’s Poetics because it is pretty much follows everything Aristotle talks about, but it gives it a little twist that it makes it interesting. The plays that Sophocles wrote that have the protagonist as the title of the play this applies to it as well. I see the wizard as the biggest protagonist in the movie.
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