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American Rhetoric: Movie Speech

"The Wizard of Oz" (1939)


The Wicked Witch of the West: 'What a world; what a world'


Audio mp3 of Address Delivered by Margaret Hamilton

Wicked Witch of the West: Ahhahahaha...Well! Ring around the rosy a pocket full of -- spears. Thought you'd be pretty foxy, didn't ya? Well, the last to go will see the first three go before her. Hahaha. And her mangy little dog, too.

How about a little fire Scarecrow? [setting the Scarecrow aflame]


Scarecrow: Oh...oh...oh...it's burning...oh, oh....

[Dorothy douses the Wicked Witch with water]


Wicked Witch of the West: Ahhhhhhhhhhh!!! You cursed brat!

Look what you've done!! I'm melting, melting.

Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world.

Who would have thought that some little girl like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness.


OHHHHHHH!!! NO!!! I'm going...ohhhhhhh..ohhhhhhhhhhhhh....