Self Recognition in “The Wizard of Oz” Fantasy literature refers to characters that embark on a journey, fundamentally learning about themselves and presuming it to the audience. In the movie and novel ‘The Wizard of Oz’ viewers learn how the characters discover self-recognition through their journey of hardships, perseverance, faith, courage and love. All these qualities are expressed in the main characters that include Dorothy, the Tin Man and the Cowardly Lion. Dorothy is always persisting and having faith that she will return home, the Tin Man is the loving one, whom hopes to receive a heart and the Cowardly Lion is the courageous one, but believes he does not possess it. Through struggle and the precarious journey, Dorothy, the Tin Man and Lion discover that they always possessed the qualities they longed for.
The Wizard Of Oz “One learns that without struggle and hardship, without the perilous journey itself, one could never have been able to discover his or her true self, his/her true home”. In the “Wizard of Oz” Dorothy believes her quest in to get back to Kansas. She is yet to see the journey of self-discovery that lies ahead for her and the friends she meets along the way. Every encounter Dorothy has on her way down the yellow brick road helps to uncover a little piece of what her heart desires. Dorothy takes an adventure down the yellow brick road on her way to Emerald City to meet the great and powerful Oz.
Alice's parents tell her who she is permitted to see. They also instruct her how to dress, and of course how not to. It is through experiences such as Alice's younger sister falling off the bed, under her watch, that Alice's parents have a crucial influence on her self-discovery. Specifically, Alice's relatives influence her self-discovery journey by not being supportive. As Alice had to grow up basically looking after her self and her younger siblings she learned that even if you do not have support you still need to follow your dreams and live you life.
He uses descriptive word to describe the physical surroundings “grassy and wanted ware” and talks about knowing how “way leads onto way” “I doubted I would ever come back” makes the poem important because it indicates that whatever decision he makes would symbolise his life journey. As he has never come to the path before, he knows he can’t change his decision it once he has chosen which path to travel. Life points in one direction. The ‘sigh’ intimates that looking inward, when he reflects upon his life, he will remember the choice he made and although he states he would ‘say’ he took the road less travelled, it is apparent after reading “Though as for that, the passing there, Had worn them really about the same” that both paths had been travelled equally, not one less than the other. The poem tells us that we are free to choose our path, but we do not know beforehand which path we are taking until we have travelled it.
Unit 3 Project: Crossing the Threshold CM 107-04 The Courage of Dorothy from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” Courage has many different meaning to people. For some it means to finally get on that roller coaster. For others, it could mean walking into a room full of strangers. Ultimately, it’s the ability to face the unknown, with the inter thoughts of knowing, it can be done. Dorothy, from “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” did just that.
In the three short stories “The Storm”, “The Rocking-Horse Winner” and “The Things They Carried”, respectively written by Kate Chopin, D. H. Lawrence and Tim O’Brien, there are some vivid examples of personification attributed to a weather event, an object and an idea. Everybody agrees there is more symbolism than personification in “The Storm”. When we look more in depth, we can see the storm plays a role of a catalyst to make the story unfold the way the storm wants it by keeping Bobinot and Bibi away from the house at the local store, the storm also draws closer together Alcee and Calixta. It seems the storm possessed an almost human intelligence with its perfect timing. That confers a type of personification to the weather event.
Dorothy ran after him to no avail of catching him. As she wandered around looking for him she gets lost because she had never been away from home and finds herself trapped in the storm. A whirlwind made of snow, the work of Glinda (Evan De-Bose) the good witch of the South. Dorothy eventually meets Addaperle (Linda Kennedy) the good witch of the north, a magical numbers runner who gave her powerful silver slippers. Addaperle told her to put the slippers on and don’t take them off until she reached her home.
- No doubt or confusion in her mind, this can be contrasted to skrzynecki doubtful expression in “migrant hostel” even though both poets explore culture. - Easy to see whom’s perceptions change and who’s stay the same. Migrant hostel This poem depicts the many hardships and emotional challenges that beset migrants struggling to adjust to new cultural environments. Changes that are physical, personal, social and economic overwhelm those who have exchanged their worlds on one side of the world for another seem foreign. Culture has been sacrificed for dreams of new opportunities and new beginnings.
Horton Foote, an American Pulitzer Prize playwright, tells a heartfelt story in his play A Trip to Bountiful about a character Mrs. Watts who longs to return to her hometown and replenish her spirit and forgotten memories. Mrs. Watts feels trapped living with her son and his wife and feels the need to where her life use to be and where her heart remains, her town Bountiful. “Home is where the heart is, where we experience love and acceptance. Mrs. Watts continuous reflections on how content she was when she was in her hometown bountiful keeps her “longing” for that same feeling to return. Her primary reason for returning was to revive the events that supplied her with so much happiness in her “past”!
The values of heritage seem to have been lost with the gain of knowledge when Dee has gone to college. Her actions she displays when she comes home for a visit are shocking to her family. It is almost as if Dee is using them for a show, rather than a visit that has been well overdue. It’s one thing to know what heritage is but another to understand what your heritage is. Mama was always one who could not say “no” to her daughter and she always tried to please her regardless if her daughter appreciated it or not.