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How did Meg use her power to save her brother?In Madeleine l'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time.'

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Posted December 1, 2009 at 10:56 AM via web

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How did Meg use her power to save her brother?

In Madeleine l'Engle's 'A Wrinkle in Time.'

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parkerlee | Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

Posted December 2, 2009 at 2:56 AM (Answer #1)

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When her brother Charles Wallace is under the spell of the man with red eyes on the planet Camazotz, Meg manages to break the hypnotic bond between them by literally loving him back. She doesn't just think it or feel it; she says it "loud and clear," and the power of the spoken word sets him free. The author Madeleine d'Engle had clear Christian convictions, and the concept of the power of the spoken word ("Rhema") appears as a leit motif throughout her works.

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