The Elevator

Author: William Sleator


Martin and his father move into an old apartment, and Martin is terrified of the old elevator. He saw a lady get on the elevator, and looked straight at him. Scared out of his mind, once the elevator reached the 1st floor he jolted out of the elevator. Now everyday he sees the lady on the elevator with him and he now takes the elevator for now on.

Challenge Connection

Martin had no choice but to take the elevator, and overcome his fear.

Conflict, Falling Action, Resolution

The Protagonist is Martin

The Antagonist is the Lady

The reason why Martin is the Protagonist because he is the main character, and the lady is the antagonist because she is always following Martin.


Face your fears and you'll go far.