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December Learn how and when to remove this template message Dorothy with the silver shoes illustration by W. Denslow In the Oz booksDorothy is raised by her aunt and uncle in the bleak landscape of a Kansas farm. It is also possible that "Aunt" and "Uncle" are affectionate terms of a foster family and that Dorothy is not related to either of them, although Zeb in Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz claims to be Dorothy's second cousin, related through Aunt Em .
Little mention is made of what happened to Dorothy's birth parents, other than a passing reference to her mother being dead. Along with her small black dog, TotoDorothy is swept away by a tornado to the Land of Oz and, much like Alice of Alice's Adventures in Wonderlandthey enter an alternative world filled with talking creatures.
In many of the Oz books, Dorothy is the main heroine of the story.
She is often seen with her best friend and the ruler of Oz, Princess Ozma. Her trademark blue and white gingham dress is admired by the Munchkins because blue is their favorite color and white is worn only by good witches and sorceresses, which indicates to them that Dorothy is a good witch.
Dorothy has a forthright and take-charge character, exhibiting no fear when she slaps the Cowardly Lionand organizing the Winkies ' rescue mission of her friends who have been dismembered by the winged monkeys. She is not afraid of angering the Wicked Witch of the Westas shown when the Witch stole one of Dorothy's slippers, and in retaliation, Dorothy hurled a bucket of water over her, not knowing water was fatal to the witch.
She brazenly rebuffs Princess Langwidere 's threat to take her head for her collection — "Well, I b'lieve you won't. This aspect of her character was somewhat lessened by her companionship of Ozma, in whom Baum placed the greater level of wisdom and dignity. Yet even this is complicated by her associations with her cousinZeb of Hugson's Rancha rugged, manly boy who does not take well to Oz and cannot think of anything much more interesting than defeating the Munchkins' wrestling champion, which he proves unable to do.
Popular in crossword puzzles is Dorothy's cow, Imogene, from the stage versionand is implied, though unnamed, in the film. She becomes princess of Oz and Ozma's "companion," essentially marrying the queen. Frank Baum while she did not appear at all in The Marvelous Land of Oz, she is mentioned several times in that story, as it was her actions in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz that led to the events in the former and is at least a frequent figure in the nineteen that followed by author Ruth Plumly Thompsongetting at least a cameo in all her books except Captain Salt in Oz in which neither Oz nor any of its inhabitants appear, though they are mentioned.
Most of the other books focus on different child protagonists, some Ozite, some from other Nonestican realms, and some from the United Statesand as such, her appearances in the main series become more and more limited. The magic of Oz keeps Dorothy young.
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She begins to age very rapidly to her late 20s, making up for at least some of the years that have already passed. The Wish Way carries her back to Oz and restores her to her younger self, but she learns then that it would be unwise for her ever to return to the outside world. Thompson's Oz books show a certain intolerance in Dorothy.
In The Cowardly Lion of Ozcircus clown Notta Bit More arrives in the Emerald City "disguised" as a traditional witch, and Dorothy immediately starts dumping buckets water on him without provocation although she reacted this way on the assumption that the "witch" Notta was an evil witch like her old enemy, the Wicked Witch of the West. In The Wishing Horse of Ozshe makes unsavory comments about the dark coloration Gloma and her subjects take on as a disguise, making them somewhat resemble black people.
This behavior is not characteristic of Dorothy in Baum's Oz books. In The Patchwork Girl of Ozshe pushes and slaps through crowds of black Tottenhots to rescue the Scarecrow, whom they are tossing around, but this is more an example of her gumption than any sort of prejudice, as she is otherwise kind and polite to the Tottenhots, and accepts that their ways are different from those who dwell in the Emerald City.
All three are indirect descendants of Dorothy, though their specific relationship to her is unclear. Hank knows that he is in Oz because his mother, Dorothy Gale-Stover, had been there back in and later told him of her experiences. Farmer's premise is that Dorothy only visited Oz once and told her story to a journalist called Frank Baum. This journalist would later create a series of books from Dorothy's only adventure in Oz. Farmer's Oz is on the brink of both a civil war and an invasion by the United States Army.
It is disclosed in the third book Ozma of Oz The last name of Gale was originally mentioned in Baum's script for the Broadway stage version of The Wizard of Oz, in which it was originally a setup for a punning joke. Although Baum reportedly found these plots incoherent, he identified their source of popularity as Alice herself, a character with whom child readers could identify; this influenced his choice of a protagonist for his own books. Baum's wife was very attached to her and was deeply grieved by her death, so there is speculation that Baum inserted her name into his stories as a memorial.
Frank Baum read a disaster report of a tornado in Irving, Kansasin May which included the name of a victim, Dorothy Gale, who was "found buried face down in a mud puddle. This was followed by The Wonderful Wizard of Oza motion picture short that Otis Turnerone of the directors of Fairylogue, made without Baum as part of a contract fulfillment. In this film, Dorothy was played by Bebe Daniels.
It was followed by two sequels the same yearDorothy and the Scarecrow in Oz and The Land of Oz, both of which included Dorothy, but whether Daniels participated is unknown. Baum subsequently loosely adapted The Wonderful Wizard of Oz into a motion picture directed by J. Dorothy does not appear in The Patchwork Girl of Ozalthough some film books claim that Mildred Harriswho had yet to sign her contract with The Oz Film Manufacturing Companyplayed the role.
The character, is, in fact, eliminated from the film version, although she has a fairly large role in the novel. Dorothy Dwan portrayed Dorothy in the film Wizard of Oz. In this film, Aunt Em Mary Carr informs her on her eighteenth birthday that she was left on their doorstep and is really a princess of Oz destined to marry Prince Kynd Bryant Washburnwho has currently lost the throne to Prime Minister Kruel Josef Swickardin a storyline similar to that of His Majesty the Scarecrow of Oz, only with Dorothy as the love interest.
In the end, the story proves to be the dream of a little girl who has fallen asleep listening to the story of Kynd and Kruel, said to be the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The film also introduced the idea of the farmhands also being the ScarecrowTin Woodsman and Cowardly Lionalbeit as costumes they don in order to conceal themselves in Oz.
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Since she was sixteen years old at the time of filming, Garland's maturing figure was bound into a figure-hiding corset. Since fantasy films generally were unsuccessful at that time, MGM portrayed Oz as a head-trauma-induced delirium, instead of a real place. It is implied that Oz is merely Dorothy's dream since she awakens in bed at the end, though Dorothy is convinced that her journey was all in fact real.
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On the other hand, I got the impression that Handy Mandy was somewhat older, and I could see her hooking up with King Kerry of Keretaria. Bringing stage and screen interpretations into the mix complicates things further, as Baum himself was prone to having characters get together in his plays.
This latter actually IS hinted at in the Tik-Tok book, but in a more humorous way.
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The Shaggy Man has a crush on Dorothy yes, the age difference is discussedand Polychrome has a thing for him. Ozma is also romantically interested in Dorothy, but she ends up marrying a man.
The Cowardly Lion goes through with his arranged marriage to a lioness named Regina. Gayelette is turned into a giant frog and begins a relationship with the Frogmanwhile her former husband Quelala gets together with a girl from Unnekegwick. Finally, King Cheeriobed and Queen Orin get divorced, then remarry under assumed identities. Stories by other authors have brought in original characters as love interests for familiar ones.
Baxley also gives the Wizard of Oz a wife, a music teacher named Madam Staffia. But then, that was before he gained his enormous size.