The Elevator

William Sleator

Summary

A boy named Martin coward you might call someone like him afraid of everything. Moves in with his father in a aparment. But Martin is afriad of the elevator and the people inside of it with him.So one day a fat lady a women who martin is afraid to ride with presses the stop button on the elevator and says to Martin "hellow martin" and laghed.

Conflict

Martin has a fear of being trpped in the elevator by himself.But he is also afriad of the people inside the elevator with him.This conflict does conect to the resoultion by the fat lady talking to Martin but the author chooses to leave us with no resoulution.

Character

Because of Martin being afraid of the elevator and the people inside of it. This conects to the Conflict by him not talking to the people in the elevator. Make the antagonist (fat lady) woner about him. And the author did not leav us with a resoulution.

Conventions & Visual Appeal

By Martins dad telling him he is a baby. Should have taught the readers and Martin that " it is better to face your fear " than to just run away from them.

Theme

Because of Martin being afraid of the elevator and the people inside the elevator with him. And the theme being " it is better to face your fear". This influences the theme because Martin does not try to face his fear and for that being his fears become reality.