What did Meg have to do to break the spell of the Black Thing in A Wrinkle in Time?

Expert Answers

An illustration of the letter 'A' in a speech bubbles

When Meg returns to Camazotz to save Charles Wallace from IT, she is not sure how she can possiby to do this. She finds her brother, but he has changed so much that she begins to hate him, especially when he tells her that Mrs. Whatsit hates her, Meg, something...

See
This Answer Now

Start your 48-hour free trial to unlock this answer and thousands more. Enjoy eNotes ad-free and cancel anytime.

Get 48 Hours Free Access

When Meg returns to Camazotz to save Charles Wallace from IT, she is not sure how she can possiby to do this. She finds her brother, but he has changed so much that she begins to hate him, especially when he tells her that Mrs. Whatsit hates her, Meg, something she knows to be a lie. As her loathing grows, she feels the power of IT growing stronger inside of her. Then she suddenly realizes that love is the one thing the power of the Black Thing can't fight. She focuses all her energy on her love for the Charles Wallace, saying over and over again that she loves him, while tears run down her cheeks. Finally, this breaks the spell and Charles Wallace runs towards her, telling her she has saved him. The two then escape Camazotz. 

Approved by eNotes Editorial Team