CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS - THE WIZARD OF OZ

Dorothy Gale—A young and energetic girl, Dorothy lives with her aunt and uncle on the bleak Kansas prairie. After a whirling cyclone lands her house in Oz, she embarks on a journey with her dog Toto in tow to the Emerald City to ask the Wizard of Oz how to return to Kansas. Throughout her journey, her goal is to return home despite the wonders and magic of Oz.

Auntie Em/Glinda— Em is Dorothy’s Aunt who is hard-working and sturdy and although she is extremely busy, she cares very much about Dorothy. Glinda is the good witch and is the protector of the Munchkins. When Dorothy arrives in Oz, Glinda gives her a pair of Ruby Slippers and tells her that the Wizard will be able to help her get back to Kansas. 

Hunk/Scarecrow —Farmhand and friend of Dorothy who turns into Scarecrow in Oz. Rescued by Dorothy from his dull life in a farmer's field, the Scarecrow's greatest wish is to procure brains for himself from the Wizard of Oz. Despite his perceived lack of brains, however, the Scarecrow is exceedingly intelligent and resourceful.

Hickory /Tin Man —Farmhand and friend of Dorothy who turns into Tin Man in Oz. Rescued by Dorothy after rusting in the forest, the Tin Woodman desires a heart from the Wizard of Oz. He used to be a real man but due to the Wicked Witch of the East's evil spell he became a man of tin without a heart. Despite his belief that he lacks emotion, he proves himself a most tender and emotional companion.

Zeke /Cowardly Lion—Farmhand and friend of Dorothy in Kansas who turns into the Cowardly Lion in Oz. The Lion encounters Dorothy, Toto, the Scarecrow, and the Tin Man in the forest. He claims to be a coward and wishes for the Wizard of Oz to give him courage. However, he proves himself courageous in many situations throughout the journey.

Uncle Henry/Emerald City Guard—Henry is Dorothy’s Uncle. He is an honest hardworking man who owns a small farm. He is kind and cares a great deal about Dorothy. The Emerald City Guard guards the entrance to Oz and is a bit arrogant in wielding his power, but proves to be more kind hearted than he appears.

Professor Chester Marvel/Wizard of Oz—Marvel is a friendly traveling salesman who convinces Dorothy to go back home to her family after she runs away. In Oz, he turns into the Wizard, in actuality a ventriloquist and balloonist from Omaha, Nebraska, who accidentally landed in Oz and was taken for a powerful sorcerer by its Munchkin inhabitants. He prolonged the illusion and had them build the beautiful Emerald City where he currently lives.

Ms. Almira Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West—A twisted, selfish woman who owns most of the Kansas town where Henry, Em, and Dorothy live. In Oz she is the bad witch, and hates Dorothy because her house landed on her sister, the Wicked Witch of the East. Throughout the plot, the Wicked Witch attempts to steal the Ruby Slippers from Dorothy.