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The Wizard of Uz: Job, Dorothy, and the Limits of the Sublime

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Comparing the book of Job with The Wizard of Oz brings out quite a few substantial similarities between the two. Whether or not these similarities are the result of direct, conscious influence, considering these two classic works together leads to a more interesting and complex evaluation of each on its own. In particular, we may see that both works demonstrate a knowing engagement with what aesthetic theory would identify as "the beautiful" and "the sublime." Ultimately, The Wizard of Oz rejects the sublime in favor of the beautiful, whereas the book of Job, though implying a critique of the sublime as represented in the God-speeches, holds on to both the sublime and the beautiful as legitimate categories.


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