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The Wonderful Wizard of Oz; Notes on Chapter 5

Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The

Chapter 5. The Rescue of the Tin Woodsman

Disclaimer: notes transcribed as is, no editing has been made so as to preserve my original feelings as I read the chapter.

Dorothy is quite the heroine, saving an entire people, then the scarecrow and now the woodcutting tin-man from yet another year of rust and solitude. At least I know who owns the cottage now.

Well, the tin-man has already proven his worth to the group of travellers. Dorothy was told that the road to Oz would become wilder and the woodcutter’s skills will no doubt be needed more often.

Poor scarecrow, he may have enough brains to hold a fairly decent conversation but not enough brains to keep from tripping over all the time. Poor thing.
Having said that, the tin-man’s story is outright horrific and totally macabre. All in the name of love does this poor man slowly become the empty man made of tin. It seems that the now made of tin man would do almost anything to regain his heart and so re-gain his bride to be. However, he should think about the would-be mother-in-law. She willingly made a deal with the wicked Western witch in order to-for all intent & purposes-enslave her won daughter. You’d think a Munchkin would never stoop to such an atrocity.

Dorothy come across as a heroine ahead of her time. She is not a mere damsel in distress, but instead tries to solve her own problems while helping those around her as well. I wonder how she will handle the food situation. True she only has two mouths to feed, but the food is running out and she still has a long journey ahead of her.


Author: raven

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