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In the film version of The Wizard of Oz several characters play two roles - one from the scenes in Kansas before the tornado, and a second as a counterpart character in Oz. Miss Gulch is the Wicked Witch of the West, the three farmhands are the Scarecrow, Tinman, and Lion, and Professor Marvel is the Wizard of Oz. The only characters from Kansas who do not have counterpart roles are Auntie Em and Uncle Henry. Is there a particular symbolic reason for this?

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