A couple of weeks ago we watched part of the Wizard of Oz in my US History Class. Come to find out it wasn't meant to be a children's movie but a "Parable on Populism"
Any ways...me being....well...me...I had to connect the Wizard of Oz to AD/HD.
So my question is...
Which one of the the three characters have you most felt like due to negative AD/HD related issues.
The Scarecrow who doubted his intelligence?
The Tin man who doubted that he had a heart (or who had trouble with his feelings/emotions)?
or the Cowardly lion who had many fears??
Oh...I have really had a hard time with emotions. Haven't really trusted my emotions for years, and with the side effects of long term use of ritalin only compounding this issue...I have been one messed up puppy! Good thing I switched to Strattera last month. I am already starting to see my emotional state begin to balance out. My emotions are less repressed than they once were, and hopefully things will continue to improve :)
More like the cowardly lion, because if I had done all I've wanted to do in life... I would be singing on stage (other than then altar at church) and I would be going to the poetry symposiums instead of sitting behind a computer .... but sometimes doing what I am doing in the chatroom is more rewarding then all those others things, except helping lead the church service on Sunday.
03-12-03, 07:28 PM
so i thought that wiz of oz had an overt meaning too. . .
then i read the book,
guess what, there is nothing but a kidz story there.
trust me, i'm huge into deeper meaning in kid stoff,
there's nothing there,
you want something deep,
read lewis carrol,
alice in wonderland is the best read in the world,
what an intelligent man,
too bad he's dead!
btw, i'd be the scarecrow,
any of us can think we don't own a brain (i often do)
but that's the cool thing about all our issues,
when you're left with nothing,
there's nothing but logic. . . .
why is the ocean near the shore?
he knew that fire was a bad scene,
that's good enough for me!
The Wizard of oz IS Parable on Poplulism
Not that that was the point of this thread...lol
I had to say the Scarecrow because I'm always doubting my inteligence exspecially when I'm really scattered. I've taken several IQ test and they range from 127 to 138 but it still feels like somedays I don't know beans from apple butter so to speak.