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What made Dorothy fall asleep in the Wizard of Oz?
Both the book and the film The Wizard of Oz feature iconic scenes of Dorothy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion (the only flesh and blood members of the gang), lulled to sleep by a field of poisonous poppies. A deadly flower might seem curious at first, but poppies, of course, are no ordinary bloom.
Why did poppy sleep Dorothy?
The scent of these poppies is so powerful that anyone who breathes it falls asleep. Dorothy was quickly overpowered by the scent and fell asleep. The Lion was too heavy so they sadly had to leave him to sleep. They put Dorothy down gently beside the river, away from the poisonous flowers, and waited for her to wake up.
Would you really fall asleep in a field of poppies?
Poppies really can be associated with sleep; indeed, the Latin botanical name of the flower, Papaver somniferum, translates as “sleep-bringing poppy.” But smelling poppies is not enough to bring on sleep, as the active components are not volatile. Ingestion or injection of “opiates,” is required.
What does Dorothy Gale want?
Dorothy Gale dropped into Oz and achieved it all: legendary warrior, national heroine, Empress for life. What else could she want? She says she wants Kansas — that monochromatic land where no one showers love on her, and a mean lady took Toto away to be killed.
Can poppy flowers make you high?
The opiates that come from the poppy plant include morphine, opium, heroin, and codeine. After they enter the body, opiates stimulate specific receptors in the brain. When these opiate receptors are activated, it causes a rush of pleasure and then hours of feeling content, relaxed, or high.
What does Dorothy say in the poppy field?
Judy Garland as Dorothy Gale of Kansas, fast asleep under the Wicked Witch of the West cast her beautiful spell. And now, my beauties, something with poison in it, I think. With poison in it, but attractive to the eye, and soothing to the smell.