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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 11:55 a.m. PST

I asked that when I watched The Wizard of Oz (1939) the first time as a kid in the early 1970s, and no one has been able to give me a good answer.

So, what do YOU think? Did Glinda the Good Witch Of the North discover the secret after she sent Dorothy on her search for the Wizard, or did she know it all along?

Did she simply withhold the information because whe wanted to trick newcomer Dorothy do do all the Witch-slaying for her?





princeman02 Dec 2017 12:48 p.m. PST

I think she knew it all along but mistakenly thought Dorthy was a witch slayer from another kingdom. This also saved Glinda a great deal of work. Also if this neat trick was revealed too early there would not be any story.

14Bore02 Dec 2017 1:18 p.m. PST

I assume Glenda knew, she says in the end Dorothy wouldn't have believed her as she had to learn it.

Zephyr102 Dec 2017 3:34 p.m. PST

It probably works better the more you want to go back home (kind of like building up an energy charge to activate it.) If it was only partially "powered up" when she tried it, she probably would have ended up in Fresno, or Detroit, instead of Kansas… ;-)

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 4:51 p.m. PST

Glenda knew, and was cynically using Dorothy as a pawn in a much larger power play.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP02 Dec 2017 8:33 p.m. PST

Isnt part of that what was suggested in Wicked?

Stryderg02 Dec 2017 8:54 p.m. PST

Glenda knew it. I mean, come on… look at the crown and puffy shoulders. She's obviously a member of the ruling elite, oppressing the munchkins and using the Wicked Witch as a scapegoat. Don't believe the propaganda!! Good Witch indeed.

Korvessa02 Dec 2017 9:59 p.m. PST

Good one Zeph

Crazyivanov03 Dec 2017 4:10 a.m. PST

Glinda either knew, and needed Dorothy to take out the first Wicked Witch, or didn't and was spending her time off screen researching other powers of the Ruby Slippers. She's Schrodinger's Enchantress.

mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 5:46 a.m. PST

I like than Crazyivanov.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

Clicking her heels wouldn't have worked at the start. The ability to do so was "always there" in the same way that when a person is born the ability to do multi-dimensional vector calculus is there, but you need to go through some experience before you can.

djbthesecond03 Dec 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

This has been discussed many times…


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