By then Dorothy has discovered that the Great and Powerful Oz is just a fraudulent little man behind a curtain. His exalted status is a product of thrones and microphones and smoke machines, like the intimidating pomp and pageantry of religions. He's just a kindly, bumbling carnival flimflam artist whom Dorothy has dreamed into a wizard. And yet his methods work. Apparently a dream wizard is the perfect solution to a dream problem.
- Dean Sluyter