The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Lyman Frank Baum

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Sharon Fleming

Overview
Author
Lyman Frank Baum
Year Published
1900
Type
Mordernized Fantasy Fairytale
Genre
Play
Perspective and Narrator
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz brings the reader through a third-person point of view through the use of an accompanying narrator. Themes of home, journeying and hidden strength are expounded on through the use of the third person narrator.
Tense
Past
About the Title
The book puts the focus on Dorothy, an orphaned girl who is the main character and frequently seeks the advice of the wonderful wizard thus making the wizard an essential character. In the end, Dorothy discovered the man was just an ordinary person with a wonderful heart but not a wizard as many people in Oz think.
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