Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree Type

Master of Arts (MA)

Degree Name

English (Literature)

Department or School/College

Department of English

Committee Chair

Casey Charles

Commitee Members

Ona Renner-Fahey, Sean O'Brien


Baum, Dorothy, Home, orphanhood, Pasternak, place, Rushdie, Russia, space, Tuan, West, Wizard of Oz, Zhivago


University of Montana


Defining home is not an easy task. Protagonists Dorothy of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and Yuri of Doctor Zhivago are alike in their search for home. They journey through the texts learning what home means to them, which leads to their own discoveries of home. Through these discoveries, they also learn about finding place within space, and how attachments to and love for other people can help to transform the enormity of space into a place of comfort.



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