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  1. Wizard of Oz: An Allegory for the Populist Movement in the 1890’s American History 2010-11

  2. Allegory • Mode of representation that conveys the meaning of a message through symbolic figures and actions. • Examples: • Grim Reaper = Death • X-men = racial minorities • Rabbit and turtle = speed and slow • Other examples

  3. Follow the Yellow Brick Road • Yellow Brick Road – Gold Standard for the currency of the USA. Which in Baum’s opinion leads no where

  4. No brains by society’s standards, but smarter then they are given credit for http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOKK8mAkiUI Scarecrow= the farmers

  5. Cowardly Lion= William Jennings Bryan • Not a coward but a leader http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPP6L1_ooaQ&feature=related

  6. No Heart: like a machine, incapable of love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oq15Zy7sB4 Tin Man = industrialization

  7. Silver exchange – slippers hold the power until the end, because silver was the exchange. Once back in Kansas they were gone, the new exchange was gold Dorothy’s slippers

  8. Dorothy = innocent humans

  9. Trying to be all things to all people http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWyCCJ6B2WE The Wizard - Politicians

  10. Plains farmers having to deal with Native Americans, not bad people, but could be swayed by good and evil http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SESI19h4wDo&feature=related Winged Monkeys = plains Indians

  11. Wicked Witch of the West = Nature Difficulties farmers face with nature, lack of water, too much water (kills) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz50_MWWKwg&feature=related Wicked witch of the East = bankers: had kept the little Munchkin people "in bondage for many years, making them slave for her night and day."

  12. Could do everything well and were well educated Good Witch of the North = Northern businesses

  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_CAs3q7G48&feature=related Munchkins = middle to lower class

  14. Emerald City = Washington D.C.

  15. Tornado = change of ideas • OZ = standard weight of gold

  16. + • Explain the movement of populism using the Wizard of Oz.