What kind of spell would you expect to come from the Wicked Witch of the West if you are Dorothy from Kansas? I mean you have to consider the fact Dorothy just flew in from the Midwest in her wood frame dwelling and parted Sister Witch’s hair right smack dab down the middle. I think I might be a might inclined to throw some fire myself!
The Wizard of Oz is considered one of our cinematic classics, yet there was no helpful young lad in all of Oz for Dorothy to cast her spell on as she sought to slay this particular witch. Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying girls in checkered dresses can’t fight the fight, I am just stating that Hollywood in 2017 has a pretty regular formula about how things get done. More often than not it is an unlikely pairing that morphs into some kind of romance as they approach their goal.
I suppose the real spell lay in the Wizard’s ability to full all the little people of the Emerald City until a fur pup named Toto was bold enough to skirt the curtain. If not for that the quartet might never have had the brains, heart or courage to get the job done.
Interesting use of “spell,” and placing Dorothy as a hero before her time. I don’t know how closely the movie followed the book, but it was written, I believe, around the turn of the century.
Enjoyed the read.
It was certainly original for its time – Dorothy was pretty feisty AND she could sing.
If I hear Somewhere Over the Rainbow by anyone else it just sounds wrong! I greatly appreciate your visit and comment JoAnna.