Fearful of the Witch, Dorothy expresses her desire to leave and return home to Kansas for safety (“Which is the way back to Kansas? I can’t go the way I came”). Glinda suggests that she travel on the yellow brick road to the far-off Emerald City in the Land of Oz to seek help in her journey from the “very good but very mysterious” and omniscient Wizard of Oz. “The only person who might know would be the great and wonderful Wizard of Oz himself.” The Munchkins bow in deep respect toward the great patriarchal being. They will help safely guide Dorothy to the border of Munchkinland. Glinda reminds Dorothy that her slippers must never be removed, but tellingly doesn’t let Dorothy know that she could click her heels together to make a wish to travel home – that knowledge must be earned after her long journey.


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