The Phantom Tollbooth Analysis

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The Phantom Tollbooth ” But what a pleasure to lead my violins in a serenade of spring green or hear my trumpets blare out the blue sea and then watch the oboes tint it all in warm yellow sunshine.” Pg. 125. In the book The Phantom Tollbooth, a young boy named Milo found himself in a strange and bewildering land. After a time, he gained friends and accepted an important task that turned into a long journey. Along the way he and his friends, Tock and Humbug, came across a place called the forest of sight. In this forest they experienced a symphony not playing elegant music but instead painting the world with the vibrant colors of everyday day life. This wonderful symphony and the conductor Chroma’s words swept Milo up in a sense of awe and wonder. As that feeling remained, Milo decided he simply must try such a wonderful thing himself. Despite negative …show more content…
The previous night Chroma told Milo that to arise on time for the sunset he required waking at exactly five twenty-three the next morning. Milo completely disregarded the importance of Chroma’s command and decided that he might give Chroma rest by taking the risk of conducting himself. Chroma knew more about life and about the orchestra and therefore he knew his routine exactly and Milo forgot this and disrespected Chroma’s wishes. Chroma also gave Milo a task for that night. Chroma asked if Milo might watch the orchestra for him and Milo happily agreed. Milo was simply to make sure no harm or anything of the sort came to the orchestra and he failed by trying to lead them. He threw them into confusion and threw them off schedule. Overall, Milo greatly disobeyed Chroma which resulted in great disrespect as well. Chroma stood as an older and wiser man and Milo should have headed his instructions and respected him greatly. Milo’s choice proved in the disrespect and disobeying of Chroma in more than one way proving it

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