The Kite Runner and The Wizard of Oz Essay

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Additional Text thingy – The Kite Runner and The Wizard of Oz (Film)

Taken from a positive perspective, there is a case to be made that "The Wizard of Oz" is very inspiring piece of work. There are many scenes where a series of epiphanies unfolds for each of the four main characters: The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, The Cowardly Lion and Dorothy. These epiphanies centre on their perception of self and who and what they really are, at the very core of their inner beings.
Most notable is the scene where Dorothy realizes that all she has been looking for can be found at home, or, one could say, within her. There is a sense that this realization is her "awakening" as she becomes conscious to the fact that everything she would ever need, or ever desire, can be found within.
During this scene, The Scarecrow scolds Glinda, The Good Witch of the North, for not informing Dorothy that she possessed this power all along and that she didn't need The Wizard, or anyone else, to return her back to her beloved Kansas.
Glinda laughs and says to The Scarecrow, "she wouldn't have believed me, she had to learn it for herself." And thus, "The Wizard of Oz" embodies the odyssey in the self-discovery of the tremendous power that lies within all of us, that we have mostly forgotten.
"If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own back yard," Dorothy says to further illustrate her awakened state of mind she has acquired through her adventures in the Land of Oz.
Then, in another inspiring sequence, the Good Witch leads Dorothy through a type of meditation, by having her repeat the words, "there's no place like home, there's no place like home," over and over again.
In another scene, The Wizard is exposed and defrocked for what he truly is: nothing but