Symbolism in “the wizard of oz”

The Wizard of Oz is thought to be, by some, a parable of American populism, progressivism and the Gilded Age . With that in mind, explain what the following people/events/things represent regarding that era of American history: 1) The Tin Man 2) The Scarecrow 3) The Cowardly Lion 4) Dorothy 5) The Yellow Brick Road 6) The Ruby Slippers 7) The Wizard 8) The Good Witch of the North 9) The Wicked Witch of the East 10) The Wicked Witch of the West 11) The Melting Witch 12) The Hot Air Balloon 13) Toto 14) The Munchkins 15) Emerald City. You may simply list the items and then write the answers. It does not have to be an essay.  However, make sure that your answers are in complete sentences and when you are finished, submit it as an attachment. If you do not submit your work as an attachment, you will receive a grade of 0. Also, please be sure you cite your sources – proper footnotes and works cited page (again, failure to do so will result in a grade of 0), even if you’re just paraphrasing.  There are two links provided for you in the post called “Important Links” (the Turabian tutorial and in the “Discussions” link. Remember to proofread your work for mechanical errors (spelling, grammar, punctuation, etc.) because these things will count in determining your grade. You may use the film, the Littlefield article (see the link provided in the Files portion of the course), the assigned chapters in the textbook and the listed readings in the Virtual Reader (see syllabus) as sources – NOTHING ELSE!! Using any other sources will result in a grade of 0 on the assignment!!!  Also, please do not simply copy and paste from the Littlefield article or your textbook.  Remember, while you’re drawing from those sources, most of your work should be in your own words.