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Old 01-12-2009, 05:01 PM
kunilou kunilou is offline
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Of course Auntie Em and Uncle Henry don't have analogs in Oz. The whole story is about Dorothy is about confronting her fears (and incidentally, her own sexuality) -- in short, about growing up. There's no room in her subconcious manifestation for parental figures. This is further proved by the impotence of the Wizard and the fact that the Wicked Witch of the West wasn't simply vanquished, or even killed, but melted.

It's all about the passage from childhood to maturity.