“At first the Witch was tempted to run away from Dorothy; but she happened to look into the child’s eyes and saw how simple the soul behind them was, and that the little girl did not know of the wonderful power the Silver Shoes gave her. So the Wicked Witch laughed to herself, and thought, “I can still make her my slave, for she does not know how to use her power.”
The Wizard of Oz, p. 145
My youngest son and I just finished reading The Wizard of Oz together. I’ve been struck by so many profound things from the story while reading it again after many years.
- Dorothy wants to go back home to Kansas.
- The Scarecrow seeks brains.
- The Tin Woodman wants a heart.
- The Lion wants courage.