Caroline M. first made the reference to the similarities in Alice in wonderland and The Wizard of Oz.
I found that to be really interesting! So I thought I would expand on that idea and point out similarities between them.
First of all, both Alice and Dorothy are young girls who are trapped in a different world. Both searching for an adventure they cannot control. They are such strange worlds. Alice’s Wonderland has talking rabbits, playing cards, turtles, a Queen 0f Hearts, and many more. Oz has munchkins, flying monkeys, witches, a Tinman and more.
Both follow a similar storyline. Dorothy is unsure of which way to go on the yellow brick road, just as Alice is puzzled by the path she should take through the woods. Both Alice and Dorothy are looking for something, but don’t know how to reach it.
The Queen in Alice in Wonderland is similar to the Wicked Witch of the West. Both stories also seem to have strong drug references. In Alice in Wonderland we see the smoking caterpillar, eating cake that makes her change size. Pretty similar to The Wizard of Oz where Dorothy falls asleep in a field of poppies and is woken up by falling snow.
In Alice In Wonderland the flowers can talk, the woods are eerie and seem to be alive . In The Wizard of Oz the flowers pop up and end up as the munchkins, the tress are alive and can throw things.
It is amazing to me how much they have in common!
It is like Mr Long told us, movies follow a certain formula. I thought it was interesting. What do you think?