Year of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Department or School/College
Department of English
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.
Peterson, Amanda Marie, "Orphanhood and the Search for Home in L. Frank Baum's "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz" and Boris Pasternak's "Doctor Zhivago"" (2011). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 725.
© Copyright 2011 Amanda Marie Peterson