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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wizard of Oz

"the Wizard of Oz" is a classic children' novel written by Frank Baum in 1906. Th story is set in rural Kansas focuses on Dorothy, an orphan girl raised by her Aunt Em and Uncle Henry. Her dog Toto is her constant companion. One day a tornado strikes an Dorothy finds herself in a far away land called OZ inhibited by munchkins. The house landed on the evil ruler, the Wicked Witch of the West.

The munchkin are happy to be free from her rule. Glenda the good witch of the North gives Dorthy pair of silver slipper, which are ruby in the movie. She tells Dorothy she will need to ask the Wizard for help in getting back home. In the meantime, the Wicked Witch of the East vows to get back at Dorothy for killing her sister. Dorothy meets the Tin Man looking for heart, a scarecrow looking for a brain, and a lion looking for courage.

On the journey to Emerald City, the Wicked Witch of the East who is over Winkie country sends all kinds of things to deter them like bees, wolves, and soldiers but they get through them. She attempts to demolish the Tin Man and Scarecrow and sends eh monkeys to capture Dorothy, Toto, and the Lion. The witch tricks Dorothy into giving her the slipper which angers Dorothy. Dorothy throws a bucket of water on her. The water melts the Witch which frees the Winkies from her rule. The Tin Man agrees to be their new leader after he helps Dorothy. Once the find the Wizard, he isn't what they think. The Wizard plans to take them home in a balloon but the rope tears with the Wizard. Dorothy summons the monkeys but they cannot make it over the dessert. Glenda reveals she could have gotten home all along with the slippers.

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