Sara Silverstein: The Real, Forgotten Meaning Of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’

by Rachel Baker on September 14, 2014

I am a big proponent of knowing what was happening historically when a book was written – I believe it helps one understand the circumstances surrounding the book’s origins by knowing the perspectives of the day. So, when I found this little gem of a video which laid out a possible meaning of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ as an economic fairy tale, I got pretty excited.

Here’s the video and below that is a link which has more information about possible interpretations of this book, which has become the gold standard for fairy tales.

Here’s The Real, Forgotten Meaning Of ‘The Wizard Of Oz’.

7 Theories of What The Wizard of Oz Is Really About.

We’ll have to wait and see if Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful manages to become as iconic and enduring a part of our collective pop-cultural subconscious as the original 1939 Wizard of Oz movie and L. Frank Baum’s original novel. (Here’s a guess: No.) But one thing’s for sure: Over the years, both book and movie have fueled a number of elaborate theories as to the story’s deeper meanings. Some of these have been overtly political, some have been spiritual, some, um, monetary. Here are seven of the most notable ones:

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