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Dilenia Espinoza Torres 7.19.16
CSS – Summer Homework – The Phantom Tollbooth
Yes, he is a good way to show the idea of the “average family” having 2.5 children, because usually a family with more than one kid, can sometimes have a child, that thinks life is boring, especially the oldest one. I say this because, if Milo does have sibling(s), and if he is the oldest one, his younger sibling(s), might get more attention than him. Which might lead to Milo not getting attention, and thinking that life is boring. A piece of evidence from the story is “… it seemed a great wonder that the world, which was so large, could sometimes feel so small and empty.” Another piece of evidence is that it says “There was once a boy named Milo who didn’t know what to do with himself-not just sometimes, but always. Which proves that Milo is a good way to show the idea of the “average family’’ having 2.5 children.
My understanding of infinity relates to its representation in the book by having many different places that Milo has to go through when riding the Tollbooth. Infinity for me is something without an ending. With that said, he experiences many different things throughout the way. In each one of those places Milo experienced something different than what he experienced in the place before. Infinity is a word that means a lot. So, Milo went through a lot of different places. Especially he went to find Rhyme and Reason. If you look at the map at the beginning of the book it has many different places, it even looks as if there are more places around. Which means there are many, or infinity, places to go, such as Dictionopolis, The Doldrums, Sea of Knowledge, Forest of Sight, Valley of Sound, Mountains of Ignorance, and many more places inside those. That is how my understanding of infinity relates to its representation in the book.