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The Phantom Tollbooth - Plot Diagram

The Phantom Tollbooth - Plot Diagram
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The Phantom Tollbooth summary & plot diagram storyboard

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  • EXPOSITION
  • RISING ACTION
  • This is as tall as I'm going to be. I grow down, of course.
  • CONFLICT
  • Milo is uninterested and bored with life until a mysterious tollbooth appears in his bedroom and takes him to The Lands Beyond.
  • CLIMAX
  • Milo quickly begins to realize that this land is very peculiar as he meets new characters including Tock and Alec Bings.
  • FALLING ACTION
  • Milo is put in prison and meets Faintly Macabre. She describes the conflict between the king brothers who have locked princesses, Rhyme and Reason, in the Castle in the Air.
  • RESOLUTION
  • Milo, Tock, and Humbug escape the demons and rescue Rhyme and Reason from the Castle in the Air.
  • King Azaz and the Mathemagician welcome and congratulate Milo, Tock, and Humbug on rescuing Rhyme and Reason.
  • Milo finally realizes that he doesn't need to travel to The Lands Beyond to feel fulfilled; life is full of interesting things to see and do.
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