The Phantom Tollbooth Essays

  • Phantom Tollbooth Book Report

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    The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster is a book that I can relate to. Milo was bored in school, and he did not have anything to do in his spare time. Then, a package in the mail changed his life-a phantom tollbooth. He came to see reality and know that life can be full of adventure if you make it. Milo, an average boy, was bored. Everything was boring to him. I can relate to this. Almost anything I do is boring. I like how I can relate to Milo's feelings. There are times when I wish

  • Phantom Tollbooth Analysis

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    The Phantom Tollbooth Imagine being fast asleep in the middle of the night, and being awakened by a tollbooth that magically appeared in your room! Inside is a magical land where two queens Rhyme and Reason have been captured. War has broken out between two leaders Azaz, the king of letters, and the Mathemagician known as the king of numbers. Milo, who is a young boy that faces constant boredom and depression is placed into this magical world one night by a tollbooth. He ends up having the most

  • Essay On The Phantom Tollbooth

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    ever growing pit you have fallen into and who do you ask when everyone is just like you? In The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster, a young boy named Milo saw no meaning of anything in his life. He didn’t see the point of solving useless problems or spelling words he’ll never say, and since no one bothered to explain otherwise, he thought seeking knowledge was the greatest waste of time. Using a tollbooth he found in his room and his electric car, he travels to an alternate world where he meets people

  • The Phantom Tollbooth Analysis

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    Writing 5 Rachna Shah From Null to Beyond: The Writing of Space/Geospatial Storytelling in The Phantom Tollbooth … “‘I don 't think there really is such a country," [Milo] concluded after studying [the map] carefully. "Well, it doesn 't matter anyway." And he closed his eyes and poked a finger at the map.” —The Phantom Tollbooth, 1961 … When we travel to a new place, one of the first tools we acquire is a map, a tool that gives boundaries to and guides us through

  • Milo's Struggle In The Phantom Tollbooth

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    unengaging, that is until the tollbooth was sent to him and he later finds himself in the Lands Beyond. He then tries to find a way to get back home and faces through many conflicts in the novel The Phantom Tollbooth. Characters: Milo, Tock, The Humbug, King Azaz, The Mathemagician, Princess Rhyme, and Princess Reason are the main characters of the novel. Settings: In The Phantom Tollbooth the setting is placed outside of Milo’s home at first until he passes through the tollbooth into the Lands Beyond.

  • Mark Twain And His Times Reflection

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    Reflection of: “Mark Twain and His Times” The article “Mark Twain and His Times,” by Stephen Railton tells of a time when Mark Twain was the American idol. During the period between 1865 through 1910, Railton declares was “Twain’s time” (Railton, 2010). During this time Mark Twain was in the midst of his lecture tours and live performances, his newspaper articles were being read by people all around the globe, and his fiction books became instant pieces of American literature. His storytelling

  • Point Of View In William Faulkner's Barn Burning

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    “Barn Burning” is a very interesting short story that’s I have read many times throughout my high school and college time. This story was something that really interested me when I read it for the first time as I think it does most people. William Faulkner was as ruthless as a writer, as anyone tried to be. Most of where he grew up was Oxford, Mississippi. The man had grown up and never really had a care in the world and that’s why his writing is worth the read and time. This is a very popular short

  • Musical Theatre: The Musical

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    Musical theatre combines music, dance and theatre to tell a story. It is not just a play with music because the songs and the music also tell a story. Music and singing are the main features and together with drama they combine into a musical theatre. It appeals to many people because it has such variety. The words are sung and in some musicals there are no spoken words at all. Musical theatre has developed over the last 150 years. American musical theatre began in the beginning of the 20th

  • Kushinada Hee And Persephone Analysis

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    Will Kushinada-hime and Persephone find a way to be able to live a peaceful life with their families without having to worry about the dangers villains cast upon them? In The Legend of Yamata-no Orochi, Kushinada-hime, the daughter of an elderly couple was to be sacrificed to the monster Yamata-no Orochi. The monster has already devoured Kushinada-hime’s eight other siblings and her parents are determined to save their only remaining child. A man named Susano-o comes to their village and sees them

  • Phantom Of The Opera Essay

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    Gaston Leroux, Leroux writes about a tortured man known as the Opera Ghost or the Phantom who falls in love and becomes obsessed with a young chorus girl after tutoring her in singing. When felt challenged for her affection by a childhood friend, the Phantom begins killing anybody who he believes will keep her from him. Captivated by Leroux’s story, filmmaker Carl Laemmle creates the Americanized, silent film The Phantom of the Opera. Due to the success of the film, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber creates

  • Julius Caesar Man Of Steel Comparison

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    The play Julius Caesar and the movie Man of Steel share a similar timeless theme. Julius Caesar was written in 1599-1600 A.D. by William Shakespeare. Zack Snyder's film Man of Steel, released in 2013, stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Michael Shannon as General Zod. In these productions we meet two power hungry characters, Julius Caesar and General Zod. Both of these characters are leaders who demonstrate a relentless desire for power and are eventually betrayed by those close to them. We have

  • Overcoming Adversity In 'Miracle In The Andes'

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    I’m going to start with a definition of adversity. Adversity is difficulty and misfortune. In the following paragraphs are examples of people who had diversity and a quote about adversity. And how they worked through it. In almost any example of an adversity the thing that keeps people going for their loved ones. Because people do the best and more when they do it for someone else. It's easier to keep going and not self pity when there's someone else to fight for. To take that next step, when it

  • Exoticism In Death In Venice

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    Exoticism exists on a spectrum, from pure exoticism - the choice to represent or "other" an exotic a non-Western subject, to transcultural composing which is the result of the combination of styles without an intent to "other" an exotic subject (Lecture 2/22). Bizet's Carmen is an example of pure exoticism. The story was considered shocking at the time because its violation of the social and operatic norms while exoticsizing gypsies (Lecture 2/20). Carmen, a "rebellious cigarette factory worker who

  • Dr Norman Doidge The Brain That Changes Itself Analysis

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    Brain science is hard to understand. Very hard. However, Dr. Norman Doidge describes the current understanding of brain plasticity by using relatable examples and comprehensible diction instead of arduous textbook style writing. In The Brain that Changes Itself, Doidge challenges the age-old belief that the brain's structure is concrete by providing countless experiments that prove the brain to be malleable. Doidge shines a light on traumatic injuries and brain illnesses by providing individual

  • The Gambler's Descriptive Essay-Let The Dive Bar

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    Somewhere in New York City a tall man with blue black hair, a worn pair of jeans and an even more worn pair of cowboy boots walked into a dive bar. His companion had longer hair, a long trench over a jewel toned button down and vest. A spark of red in his eyes hinted at his mischievous nature. They were more than acquaintances, sometimes allies, maybe less than friends. Tonight they were drinking buddies. Walking into the bar the older man caught the hint of gunpowder, gun oil, and brimstone

  • Starship Troopers Character Analysis

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    A True Leader Would you believe that two men, both young, eager, and promising fighters could be so different? Johnny, who was a futuristic character in Robert A. Heinlein’s book Starship Troopers, against his parent’s wishes, joined the MI, Mobile Infantry, at age eighteen because his best friend Carl decided to enlist. The rigor of Boot camp forced Johnny to consider if he doubtlessly desired to be an MI. However, he conquered Boot camp with the conclusion that he did long to be a MI. he worked

  • Revenge Of The Sith Analysis

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    Desire Having the desire to achieve a goal is common within all, but how one achieve’s it is what differentiates the goal’s outcome . When reading Macbeth by Shakespeare and watching Revenge of the Sith written by George Lucas, the theme that was greatly noticed was that one’s focus on a singular crucial desire can unwittingly lead to many excruciating betrayals shown within friendship, love and oneself. Firstly, a way crucial desire leads to excruciating betrayals is shown by friendship in Macbeth

  • Steven Spielberg: An Altruistic Filmmaker

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    Steven Spielberg: An Altruistic Filmmaker “ You shouldn’t dream your film, you should make it” -Steven Spielberg. Steven Spielberg has done many things to improve the world today and has given back more than just enjoyment to people, he has given in many donations. Steven Spielberg always followed his dreams as a child and look at how much success it has given him today. He is a famous film producer and is the creator of an entire animated film company. Spielberg brought back many moviemaking traits

  • Padme Amidala Character Analysis

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    Sci - fi movies were always known to be a “ boys thing ” and this included the Star Wars movie series. At first the Star Wars franchise were popularized amongst young teen and adults, which the majority were males. This has started to change gradually with the introduction of a strong traditional female protagonist - Queen Padme Amidala, in the original trilogy, followed up by few female character in the latter movies. Queen Padme Amidala was the very first dominant female character introduced in

  • Religious Force In Star Wars

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    Star Wars Theology Theology is embedded in almost every part of our lives; what we think, see, feel, etc. Regarding my theology, I would compare the Holy Spirit to the “Force” in the Star Wars Episodes. In multiple episodes, the force is a major element of the movie; without the “Force,” most characters would be powerless. Although, George Lucas does not (forwardly) state that the Force is a religious symbol, the Force does have qualities that could be considered to parallel those of the Holy Spirit;