Saturday, February 18, 2012

Character Spotlight: Dorothy Gale

Dorothy lives on a farm in Kansas, with her Uncle Henry, Aunt Emily and dog Toto. But when Almira Gulch, who owns half the county is bitten by Toto, Dorothy is forced to hand him over to her otherwise she'll take legal action. Luckily Toto, being a very smart pooch runs back to Dorothy who is both delighted he's returned but afraid that Miss Gulch will eventually be back for him. So she decides to run away. While traveling she meets Professor Marvel, who tells her that her aunt is sick and she should return home. But a terrible tornado sweeps through Kansas and Dorothy is accidentally knocked unconscious, where she begins to dream of a wonderful world of munchkins, witches and an Emerald City with a mysterious wizard. Despite this all she wants is to go home, so along with the help of a Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion, Dorothy and her friends travel to see The Wizard. The character of Dorothy was first featured in the famous children's novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, and is most notably portrayed by Judy Garland in the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.

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