Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Wicked Witch of the East

The Wicked Witch of the East
The Wicked Witch of the East is a character in the fictional Land of Oz created by American author L. Frank Baum in his series of Oz books.

The cruel old witch conquered and tyrannized the Munchkin Country in the East, making the Munchkins slave for her night and day. The magical silver shoes (changed to the Ruby Slippers in the 1939 MGM film version) were one of her most prized possessions. She met her demise when Dorothy Gale's house landed on her. Her dry, withered body quickly turned to dust, leaving behind only the magic shoes which would become so coveted by the Wicked Witch of the West.


The Wicked Witch of the East (portrayed by Rachel Weisz)
Rachel Weisz portrays the Wicked Witch of the East who is named Evanora in the 2013 Disney film, Oz the Great and Powerful. In this version, she is the older sister of Theodora, Wicked Witch of the West (portrayed by Mila Kunis), and is at war with Glinda ((portrayed by Michelle Williams) for control of Oz. She originally portrayed herself as a Good Witch, and had been an adviser to the former king of Oz, whom she murdered, so that she could be in charge of the Emerald City herself. Evanora deceived Oscar Diggs by framing the King's daughter, Glinda, for the murder and telling him that Glinda is the Wicked Witch instead of herself, which resulted in Glinda being outlawed from the Emerald City and retreating to the South. 

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