So why did the Tin Man want a heart? Once you get through this you will realize that it’s one of the most messed up characters in juvenile fiction ever. Not because he was a shinny guy, but because of the bizzarre circumstances surrounding his creation. I do suppose thought that the logical answer to the question is because he is a hollow man made out of tin, and lacks the physical beating, thumping organ that is essential for human life, and as he believes it to be, love. But did you know that there is a dark, rather sinister story of why the Tin Man wants a heart? To tell you the truth, it’s more befitting a horror story than the magical journey of Dorothy in the Land of Oz, and all because he was almost murdered, well only if he were in the real world because no one dies in the Land of Oz.
As we know, the hero of the story The Wizard of Oz is Dorothy, a girl who is blown into the magical enchanted land when a tornado strikes her aunt and uncles house. While there she encounters three travelling companions, the Scarecrow who lacks a brain, the Lion who has no courage, and the Tin Man, who has no heart. Each of these three odd characters has a story of how they became to be, and all but one of them is PG rated. The Scarecrow wants a brain because he is a fool who can’t even do his job. He lacks a brain because his head is full of straw. In essence he sounds like a lot of people I know. The Lion wanted courage, because lions are typically courageous, and he was a coward. But it’s the Tin Man that is most intriguing, and disturbing. Why? It’s because he was a man that was painstakingly hacked to pieces and is now a cyborg. Kind of a wimpy Robocop or Terminator.