Poisoned Poppies: Popular Images of the Witch in the United States

by Huck, Jennifer E.

Abstract (Summary)
This paper on the popular culture images of the witch in the United States focuses on the role of “The Wizard of Oz” in forming those images. Using gender analysis the history of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz will be traced. Comparisons will be made between the images in Baum’s literary and MGM’s film versions of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The changes in the images of the witches will be explored and analyzed. The impact of MGM on the images of the witch in the United States and what that means for women will also be analyzed.
Bibliographical Information:


School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:the wizard of oz witch popular culture dorothy wicked west glinda


Date of Publication:01/01/2005

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