In honour of Alexandra winning the speech competition yesterday, I thought I would do a blog post on the "Wizard of Oz". Congratulations to you and Rory (3rd place) for doing an amazing job yesterday! You represented our class very well! I tip my hat to the both of you!
The world of L. Frank Baum's "The Wizard of Oz comes to life again in the upcoming film "Oz: The Great and Powerful". Set before the events of "The Wizard of Oz", the film depicts the adventures of Oscar Diggs, a stage magician who finds himself contending with real witches in the fantasy world of Oz.
Watch the trailer below and then answer the following two questions:
1. In the trailer, the good witch Glinda encourages Oscar Diggs to let people believe he can do real magic so that he can help them. Does this dishonesty make you think Glinda isn't so good? Or are there times when white lies are good, or even necessary? Explain (That means back up your answers!!!) :-)
2. The character of Oscar Diggs says "I don't want to be a good man, I want to be a great one." What do you think he means by this? Does "greatness" have connotations that make it very different from "goodness"? Do you think it is better to be good or to be great? Which would you rather be? Explain (That means back up your answers!!!) :-)
Once you have posted your response, read the responses posted by your peers and reply thoughtfully to at least two other students. Compliment strong points, make connections, ask questions and build on ideas shared!
Mr. Boettger :-)