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That Girl Needs Love

Why is the Wicked Witch of the West so evil? Is it because that's who she has always been or is it due to the environment and circumstances in which she grew up that influenced her choices to become an infamous tyrant?

What happened to her to make her such a vile woman? What kind of trauma did she face growing up? Was she emotionally, mentally, or physically abused? We need to ask ourselves these questions before assuming or automatically throwing people away. Just because we may not agree with a person's ethics, lifestyle, appearance, or whatever the case may be, doesn't mean you discard them.

I understand not everyone has experienced trauma, but we all have gone through some type of heartbreak that has caused spiritual deformity.

Understanding and having compassion for one another is the key to opening the door to acceptance, respect, and love.

So, why is the Wicked Witch of the West so evil?

In the book, Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of The West, written by Gregory Maguire, Elphaba(The Wicked Witch of the West) is constantly bullied, experiences the loss of friends, the love of her life, and her sister. The relationship between Elphaba and her son is painfully strained. She also discovers Glinda has given the magical slippers to Dorothy, which belonged to her late sister.

And the coup de grace? Before meeting her untimely death, she finds out that the Wizard of Oz is her father and has ordered her to be killed.


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