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Analysis of Peter Pan and The Wonderful Wizard of OZ

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Introduction

INDEX: Page 1. INTRODUCTION………………………………………………………………………. 2 2. MAKING OFF…………………………………………………………………………... 2 3. PART A: PETER PAN………………………………………………………………... 3 - 7 - Author……………………………………………………………………...….. 3-4 - Time..………………………………………………………………………….... 4 - Setting…………………………………………………………………………... 5 - Characterisation……………………………………………………………….. 5-6 - Narrative Progression…………………………………………………………... 6 - Language……………………………………………………………………….. 7 - Plot……………………………………………………………….....…………... 7 - Differences…………………………………………….………………………... 7 4. PART B: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ………………………………….. 8 - 15 - Author…………………………………………………………………………... 8 - Time..………………………………………………………………………….... 8 - Setting…………………………………………………………………………... 9 - Characterisation……………………………………………………………….. 9-12 - Narrative Progression………………………………………………………... 12-13 - Language………………………………………………………………………. 13 - Plot……………………………………………………………………………... 14 - Differences…………………………………………………………………….. 15 5. COMPARISON………………………………………………………………………… 16 6. CONCLUSION…………………………………………………………………………. 16 7. BIBLIOGRAPHY………………………………………………………………………. 17 1. INTRODUCTION: In this study, we are going to talk about two histories of Children's Literature, histories that are part of the history of this literature. The tales we are going to talk about have marked and for sure will mark the the childhood of many children in the world. This tales are “Peter Pan”, by James Matthew Barrie (1860–1937) who was a Scottish author and dramatist; and “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” by Lyman Frank Baum (1856-1919), American children's literature author, playwright and journalist. We are going to talk about their authors, about the time when this books were published and then we are going to analyze in depth the tales, talking about their settings, their characterisation, their narrative progression, their language and their plot. We are going to compare the book with their respective film and finally, we are going to compare “Peter Pan” with “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” stories. 2. MAKING OFF: 1. 19th December: We went to Vallecas' library. Here we showed us the individual information and we thought about the essay's structure . We looked for more information about the stories, author, time… Finally, we made the introduction of the work. We took books to take home to complete the individual information. 2. 10th January: We went to Vallecas´ library. We had done our individual part and we had seen the two movies. ...read more.

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It also is the place where Dorothy eventually realizes that is the place where she always wanted to stay. Oz is significant to the setting because this is the land ?somewhere over the rainbow? where Dorothy dreams to live when she was in Kansas and where she assumed there would be no problems, but soon discovers she was wrong, there are just as many problems to face there as there was in Kansas. The settings in the land of oz are the Blue Munchkin Country of the East, the Green Country of the Emerald City, the Red Quadling Country of the South, the Yellow Winkie Country of the West in the lands of Oz, the witches castle, and the yellow brick road. CHARACTERISATION: Although there are five main characters, Toto, Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion, deserve to be mentioned also other characters such as evil witches, good witches, the great Oz ... in short, a host of characters with wonderful anecdotes. Main Characters 1. Dorothy: Dorothy is a little orphan girl of eleven years old, who wants immensely to his little puppy Toto, is the star and face with courage and determination to the difficulties are imposed, without having a moment of weakness in his journey. Always determined, facing all the dangers, though not without some fear into them. Dorothy's desire throughout history is to go home, desire which she finally fulfilled. 2. Toto: Friendly little dog that delights and entertains with his exploits at all times to the reader, making entertaining, funny and sweet to the novel. This funny character accompany his mistress at all times, from the cyclone to the back to home, supporting her always. 3. The Scarecrow: Is a sympathetic character who accompanies Dorothy from the moment she picked him up from the cornfield until it returns to Kansas. Despite having no brain, the Scarecrow shows a great intelligence throughout the history. He ends up feeling more important, and finally comes to govern his country. ...read more.

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7. The book contains the country of Quadlings, in this land all things are breakable. 8. The Scarecrow is almost destroyed when the four friends are travel on a raft. He sticks in a pole in the water and the raft travels in the other direction. At last, a stork rescues him. 9. The Witch plays a relatively small role in the book. We meet the Witch of the West in the second half of the story. In the film, however, the witch practically drives the entire plot. 5. COMPARISON – SIMILARITIES AND DIFFERENCES: SIMILARITIES: 1. Dorothy and Wendy, two girls are the main characters. 2. Neverland and Oz, the main characters travel to far away and imaginaries places. 3. Dorothy and Wendy have pets. Toto is Dorothy´s dog and Nana is a dog of Darling family. 4. Dorothy and Wendy wish go home, from the far away places: Oz and Neverland. 5. The munchkins give the magic shoes to Dorothy; Wendy and his brothers need fairy dust for to can fly. Fairy elements. DIFFERENCES: 1. Dorothy has a difficult live without parents and Wendy has a good live with his family in London. 2. A Tornado causes Dorothy to be swept into Land of Oz, and she needs to find her way back to Kansas. Wendy goes to Neverland because she wants to meet it. 3. Dorothy kills the witch, the wicked character of Wizard of Oz; and in Peter Pan, Wendy does not kill the bad character, Captain Hook, is Peter Pan who kills the Captain. 6. CONCLUSION: We have enjoyed doing this work. We have met the two histories deeply: Peter Pan and the Wonderful Wizard of Oz and the more we knew we wanted to know more. It's amazing how two children's histories can have as many common elements and some very different. The two books are more important in the history of Children's Literature of the world. ...read more.

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