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

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

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

4 Locations Important to this Story Emerald city- The Capitol Yellow brick road- the gold standard

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

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

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.

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

9 Were almost there… Dorothy clicks her heels three times and off she goes to Kansas The shoes disappear in flight ( aw )

10 Thats all nice and dandy, but… WHAT DOES IT REALLY MEAN!!!!??!!!!

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

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!

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

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!

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!)

16 A little extra info…

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)

18 Quiz!!!!

19 WHATS THIS SONG?! Somewhere over the rainbow!

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 /

21 Now lets all click our heels… And get back to the wonderful world of APUSH yay!!


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