Study Guide

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Characters

By L. Frank Baum

Dorothy Gale

Young Dorothy is a bit of a homebody. An orphan who's being raised by her aunt and uncle on the...

The Scarecrow

The Scarecrow is the first friend that Dorothy makes on the yellow brick road, and he's exactly...

The Tin Woodman

If Oz were high school, the Scarecrow would be the nerd, the Lion would be the jock, and the Tin...

The Lion

The Cowardly Lion is the last straggler that Dorothy picks up on the yellow brick road. He makes...

The Wizard of Oz

The thing about the Wizard of Oz is…he isn't a wizard at all. He's just some dude from...

The Good Witches

There are two good witches—one in the north, and one in the south—and one appears in...

The Wicked Witches

Before Dorothy came to town, there were two wicked witches. But her house landed on the Wicked...

Toto

Dorothy's canine companion seems like he's always getting into trouble. During the cyclone, he...

The Winged Monkeys

These guys are pretty much what you'd expect: monkeys with wings. They can be vicious, like when...

Henry and Em Gale

Dorothy is an orphan, and Uncle Henry and Aunt Em are her guardians. Uncle Henry is a "stern and...

Other Citizens of Oz

As Dorothy travels up, down, and all around Oz, she meets many different people. Some of them...