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H. E. R. O.

December 24, 2014
By BeautyWhispers PLATINUM, Nevada City, California
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On the day Frank Baum put pen to paper, a new hero was born.

Now there's many heroes in the world, but how many are dogs like my hero Toto? In the play and book The Wizard of Oz, many people believe Dorothy Gale was the hero but I believe it was Toto. As Frank Baum describes Toto as a, " Little black dog with long silky hair and small black eyes that twinkled merrily on either side of his funny, wee noes. " Also known as a Small Terrier dog.


Now I know the main character Dorothy Gale is a large part of this story, but how would she have lived without her dog Toto? He was the ONLY character besides herself that was with Dorothy throughout the entire story. I mean the story practically started with Dorothy talking about Toto.   


Toto is the one who sniffed out the Tin Man first of all. He's the one who scared off the cowardly lion with the help of Dorothy's nice slap to the jaw. Toto is the one who opens the curtain to reveal Oz, while Dorothy and the other characters were looking around. Toto even growls at the flying monkey and protects Dorothy then ends up saving her life. Toto is the real Hero of the Wizard of Oz and always will be, he's the eyes and ears, the tail and the noes.


The author's comments:

This is my opinion on who the hero in the wizard of Oz, this was actually a piece I wrote to get into a writing competition that I will be competing in later on in the year. Enjoy!

and please feel free to comment!


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on Apr. 20 2015 at 10:28 pm
BeautyWhispers PLATINUM, Nevada City, California
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Thank you Mystic Music once again! Luv all your comments.

on Apr. 19 2015 at 12:48 pm
MysticMusic ELITE, Waterloo, Other
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"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things." - Leonardo Da Vinci

Wow this really gives me a new perspective on the play, the Wizard of Oz, and it is so true. Toto is an amazing and smart dog and really should be given more credit than he gets. This opinion should really be shared with more people. It's creative and amazing.

on Apr. 15 2015 at 2:17 am
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It was actually my grandpas a Idea, he's my real hero lol.

on Apr. 15 2015 at 2:16 am
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Thank you Tim! :)

TimR. PLATINUM said...
on Apr. 9 2015 at 8:08 am
TimR. PLATINUM, Allentown, New York
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Wonderful! It really brings light into the good deeds of Toto the dog. The Wizard of Oz is my second favorite musical, my first being Wicked, and I never really have given thought to Toto being the hero. Wonderful job!