Well, of course, if you go around picking on things that are weaker than you are, why are you nothing but a big coward! The cowardly lion: [cries] You’re right, I’m a coward! I have absolutely no courage. I’m even scared of myself. b>
“Courage! What makes a slave a king? Courage!
You should be ashamed, a big animal like you, to bite a poor little dog!” “I didn’t bite him,” said the lion, rubbing his nose with his paw. Dorothy had been hit.< /b> “No, but you tried,” she replied. “You’re nothing but a big coward.”
Home! And this is my room and you are all here. And I will never leave here because I love you all and- oh, Aunt Em – there’s no place like home!”
Since lions are said to be “The Kings of Beasts,” the Cowardly Lion believes that his fear makes him inadequate. He doesn’t understand that courage means acting in the face of fear, which he often does.
In the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the Cowardly Lion is known to lack courage. He’s scared of his own cock and gets nervous at the slightest sign of danger. His companions must constantly encourage him to continue their journey.
Yet the lion lacks confidence until he gets a brave gulp from the Wizard of Oz. Despite the drink being just a placebo, Leo gets an instant dose of self-esteem, declaring that he feels “full of courage” (16.48). He finally feels more secure in what he’s been doing.
“What are the Kalidahs?” asked the girl. “They are monstrous beasts, with bodies like bears and heads like tigers,” replied the lion, “and with claws so long and sharp they could tear me in two as easily as I could kill Toto. I have terrible ones Afraid of the Kalidahs.” “I’m not surprised,” replied Dorothy.
The lion is called the cowardly lion because he had no courage.
„A heart is not judged by how much you love; but how much you are loved by others.” What would The Wizard of Oz be without profound, heartfelt statements like this one? This Tin Man quote is one of the best Oz quotes of all time simply because it’s so true.
The Wicked Witch of the West: [her last lines] You cursed brat! Look what you’ve done! I’m melting! b > Melt!
The lion walked towards Toto, but Dorothy stopped him by slapping him on the nose. The lion stopped and apologized. He told the others that he was making loud roaring noises so the other animals wouldn’t know he was being a coward. The Cowardly Lion decided to join the group.
Bert Lahr: “Zeke”, the cowardly lion.
How did the lion’s tail move? Look closely at some scenes and you can see for yourself. It was on a fishing line and there was a man in the stage rafters with a fishing pole who would twirl it around. Lahr sometimes held the tail, and those are the scenes where the leash was let go.
At the end of the story, the Cowardly Lion finally got what he wanted, and in Baum’s subsequent Oz books he becomes one of the most respected and bravest beasts in all of Oz. Bert Lahr as the cowardly lion in 1939.