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Poisoned poppies popular images of the witch in the United States /

by Huck, Jennifer E.

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Poisoned Poppies: Popular Images of the Witch in the United States By Jennifer Elaine Huck 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. Poisoned Poppies: Popular Images of the Witch in the United States A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Miami University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts Department of History by Jennifer Elaine Huck Miami University Oxford, Ohio 2005 ________________________ Advisor Judith P. Zinsser ________________________ Reader Mary E. Frederickson ________________________ Reader David B. Wolcott © Jennifer Elaine Huck 2005
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School:Miami University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:baum l frank the wizard of oz witch popular culture dorothy wicked west glinda witches united states

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