The Scarecrow

Basic Statistics

Name: The Scarecrow
Age: Middle aged
Nationality: Ozzie
Current Residence: Land of Oz
Occupation: Scaring Crows
Talents/Skills: Singing and dancing

Physical Characteristics

Height: Average
Build: Slim
Hair Colour: Straw blond
Skin colour: Pale pink
Distinguishing features: Brown nose, saggy neck
How does he/she dress? Baggy pants, big shirt all held together with string and a hat
Greatest flaw: Not recognising his own high level of intelligence
Best quality: Good heart and lots of common sense

Personality Attributes and Attitudes

Character's short-term goals in life: To help Dorothy get to the emerald city to meet the wizard of Oz and get home
Character's long-term goals in life: To get a brain because his head is full of straw
How does Character see himself/herself? Not very intelligent, not very good at his job scaring crows but brave

Emotional Characteristics


What motivates this character? His friendship with Dorothy and his friends
What frightens this character? Fire and matches
What makes this character happy? Seeing Dorothy happy

How the Character is Involved in the Story

Character's role in the film: Main character, a bit of a hero helping Dorothy and rescuing her from the wicked witch of the west’s castle
Scene where character first appears: At the beginning of Dorothy’s journey to emerald city at a cross roads on the yellow brick road
Relationships with other characters: Best friends with Dorothy and friends with the Tin Man and The Cowardly Loin

How the character is different at the end of the film from when the film began: At the beginning of the film he is not very confident but by the end of the film he is very confident and realizes he is quite intelligent. So much so that the wizard buts him in charge of looking after the emerald city and the land of OZ