The Phantom Tollbooth Setting & Symbolism

Norton Juster
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The Phantom Tollbooth

The tollbooth arrives and disappears by mysterious means. First, it takes Milo to the Lands Beyond. Then, it leaves him to find his own way back when he has learned the way.

The Doldrums

The Doldrums is where Milo first gets lost by not thinking. Its inhabitants are called the Lethargarians, and they do nothing all day.

Dictionopolis

Dictionopolis is the city of words, ruled by King Azaz the Unabridged. The countryside surrounding the city is full of orchards, where all the words in the world are grown.

Box of Words

King Azaz gives Milo a gift of all the words, and therefore all the ideas, which he knows. Milo uses the ideas to defeat the Gelatinous Giant, who is terrified of ideas.

The Forest of Sight

When Milo, Tock and the Humbug leave Dictionopolis, they travel through the Forest of Sight on their way...

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