The Wizard of Oz Not just your typical story: A Political Allegory

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Slide 2 The Wizard of Oz Not just your typical story: A Political Allegory Slide 3 The Characters and who they Reppin kid! The Scarecrow-fragile alliance of Midwestern Farmers The Tin Man-industrial workers (urban) Cowardly Lion- William J Bryan (populist elect) Dorothy- Everyman Some say she may represent Theodore Roosevelt ( Dor-o- thy backwards can b said as The-o-dore) Oz-President Also was the abbr. of ounce used 4 gold Toto- the precious items farmers needed Ms. Gulch- upper class who would take things 4rm the farmers Slide 4 Locations Important to this Story Emerald city- The Capitol Yellow brick road- the gold standard Slide 5 The story Dorothy lives in Kansas Her Aunt Em nd Uncle have lots of troubles w/ certain machines i.e. Wagons, incubators Evil Ms. Hooknose (oops I mean Ms. Gulch ) takes away Toto A storm appears nd takes dorothy on magical journey Slide 6 The story (2) Dorothy is lost Kills the Wicked Witch of the East who had munchkin people who were always in bondage Gains the silver slippers Along the way to find her way home, she meets the Tin man, The Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow Slide 7 The Story (3) Onward they travel using the Yellow brick Road When they finally make it to the Wizards House, they see what they want to see of him. Later, they learn his true appearance: old, bald and wrinkly I thought he was a great Head," Dorothy said. "And I thought Oz was a terrible Beast," said the Tin Woodman. "And I thought Oz was a Ball of Fire," the Lion said. I have been making believe. Slide 8 The Story (3) The wizard tells them I shouldnt have let you in here... and so they believe I am something terrible. Wizard the ventriloquist nd common man is disarmed In the movie he goes back to Omaha So the Lion lets out a HUGE rOaR! The Scarecrow rules Emerald City The Tinman reigns in the west Slide 9 Were almost there Dorothy clicks her heels three times and off she goes to Kansas The shoes disappear in flight ( aw ) Slide 10 Thats all nice and dandy, but WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN!!!!??!!!! Slide 11 The Allegory! Dorothy lives in Kansas Her Aunt Em nd Uncle have lots of troubles w/ certain machines i.e. Wagons, incubators Evil Ms. Hooknose (oops I mean Ms. Gulch ) takes away Toto A storm appears nd takes dorothy on magical journey Kansas a barren wasteland (depressing) Machines mainly R.R gave farmers tons of issues ( grr see Ch.20 L.O #5) Upper middle class appeared 2 take precious things 4rm the farmers TONS of tornadoes in Kansas so thats why it was a twister Slide 12 The Allegory! (2) Dorothy is lost Kills the Wicked Witch of the East who had munchkin people who were always in bondage Gains the silver slippers Along the way to find her way home, she meets the Tin man, The Cowardly Lion and the Scarecrow The Wicked Witch of the East represents large industrial corporations and eastern finance Munchkins were the workers that were worked like machines Silver slippers are silver standard We know who they are already NEXT! Slide 13 The Allegory! (3) Onward they travel using the Yellow brick Road When they finally make it to the Wizards House, they see what they want to see of him. Later, they learn his true appearance: old, bald and wrinkly Yellow Brick Road: The gold standard!!! days before presidential candidates campaigned among the people Slide 14 The Allegory! (4) So the Lion lets out a HUGE rOaR! The Scarecrow rules Emerald City The Tinman reigns in the west James Bryan travels through country to roar and spread his message Triumph of the farmers Industrialism moves WEST! Slide 15 The Allegory! (conclusion!) Dorothy clicks her heels three times and off she goes to Kansas The shoes disappear in flight ( aw ) Support 4 silver was strong in the South (makes sense) Silver standard loses (boo!) Slide 16 A little extra info Slide 17 Somewhere over the rainbowbecame the theme song for this movie Munckin actors received $50/week; Toto received $125/week Wizard of Oz (or representation of it) are released during times of economic slump ( 1970s The Wiz) Slide 18 Quiz!!!! Slide 19 WHATS THIS SONG?! Somewhere over the rainbow! Slide 20 Whats so special about this pic?? The date on the Wicked Witch of the East's death certificate marks the 19th anniversary of L. Frank Baum's Death. The Date is May 6 1938/ Slide 21 Now lets all click our heels And get back to the wonderful world of APUSH yay!!