Charles Clanton Rogers

Reflections based on poetry, music, visual art, book reviews, history of science, first-person history, philosophical essays and International Blogging

Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.



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The Wizard of November 8

Characters in the story:

Dorothy: I just want to go home.dorothy 1

Scarecrow: “If I only had a brain.”scarecrow 1

The Tin Man: If I only had a heart.” tin man 1

The Cowardly Lion:   “I need courage.” lion 1

Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and The Cowardly Lion believe The Wizard can give them what they want; but (a) He can’t (he is only pretending to be The Wizard). (b) They have inside themselves, what they are looking for.  

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The Wizard: “I am The Great and Powerful.”

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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain”wizard 1


“The moral of the Wizard of Oz actually comes out of anyone’s personal experience.
The moral is to go get your heart’s desire. But be prepared for obstacles. Plus, it helps to have good reliable friends to support your quest. It is best, if you actually know what your heart’s desire actually is. And be prepared for evil people to get in your way. And always watch out for those who are not what they seem.
The aspects of each of Dorothy’s companions and their natures is a strong key to how men were being viewed in the early 20th century. The smart/ dumb unsubstantial straw man. The kind well mannered, seemingly robotic tin man and the…cowardly lion…And the Wizard, himself, as a well-meaning fraud.” (*)

Tell me another story- please share your favorite story with me. Use the comments section below.

Charles Clanton Rogers     February 17, 2016



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