Analysis of Madame Morrible/ The Wizard

Both the Wizard and Madame Morrible are the antagonists of Wicked. The reason why I combined them in one post is because of how much little knowledge I have of Madame Morrible in the first place.

Major Spoilers:

Madame Morrible:

We first meet Madame Morrible at Shiz University. She is a Sorcery teacher and is very particular of what students she wants in her program. By seeing Elphaba’s powers, she sees that Elphaba’s powers will be very valuable with the Wizard. She recommends Elphaba to meet up with the Wizard. Throughout her time at Shiz, we learn that Madame Morrible is very skilled at controlling the weather.


We later learn that Madame Morrible has become secretary with the Wizard. It is discovered that she is one of the main antagonists in Wicked. She is the one in act II who sent the tornado, which killed Nessa. Madame Morrible meets her end by being sent to jail by Glinda. Of all the Wicked characters, I know of Madame Morrible the least.


The Wizard: 

When you first hear of the Wizard, you think he is wonderful. That is what Elphaba thinks he is. She thinks that if she works with him, she will finally be accepted for who she is. You first meet the Wizard after “One Short Day”. During “One Sentimental Man”, you learn that what one thing the Wizard wants more anything is to be a father. But you do learn that he is a man of limited power and that is he is responsible of stripping the animals of their rights. He has Elphaba do a spell on a monkey, which makes him grow wings, which is quite painful, which made a ton of monkeys grow wings and it was discovered that the Wizard just wants to use the monkeys as spies to keep an eye on animal activity.

The Wizard just seems to care about is power. He makes the citizens of OZ believe that Elphaba is Wicked, but that isn’t even true. He wants more and more power because he is the Wizard of OZ after all. At the end of Wicked, the Wizard discovers that he is in fact Elphaba’s biological father and this devastates him because he did a wrong on Elphaba’s part. Due to that, the Wizard left OZ for good. The Wizard truly realized his mistake in the end. Madame Morrible and the Wizard make quite an interesting pair, but I still tend to overlook them.



Author: mphadventuregirl

I am a strong spiritual person who is a big fan of musicals. This blog deals with spirituality and musicals. I am finding that by writing about these, I am realizing I know more about each of them then I think I do. I hope you find my blog inspiring!

2 thoughts on “Analysis of Madame Morrible/ The Wizard”

  1. Ah… these two! They most certainly are really interesting characters. I think that they’re a classic example of power hungry antagonists. And well… unfortunately, they also happen to be pretty realistic characters. Our world just so happens to be full of Madam Morrible and Wizard-like people who will twist and bend stories to thwir own advantage and gain even if it means lying.


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