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A Wrinkle in Time

The novel A Wrinkle in Time is the epitome of a "good vs. evil" story. The theme of the novel is that evil is an active, constant, present force that is consuming worlds and dimensions. This is on...

Latest answer posted May 16, 2019 8:03 pm UTC

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During their time on Camazotz, the three children first receive instructions and warnings from Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which. Specifically, they tell Meg that her faults will be her...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2018 8:56 pm UTC

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At the end of the book, love wins out over soullessness and hate; Meg matures and shows her competency; the Murry family is reunited; and Mrs. Whatsit, Who, and Which, their task completed,...

Latest answer posted August 21, 2019 11:36 pm UTC

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The basic conflict in this novel is good versus evil, with evil manifested as mindless conformity and good as individualistic thinking, love, loyalty, and free will. The planet Camazotz is...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2019 4:27 am UTC

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The novel is set in and reflects the mores and technology of a small town in New England in the early 1960s, the time when the book was written. There are no personal computers, no microwaves, and...

Latest answer posted August 14, 2017 6:38 pm UTC

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The action in Madeleine L'Engle's delightful tale A Wrinkle in Time takes place across a number of settings, some “normal,” others fantastic. These settings stretch across the universe as Meg and...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2021 2:38 pm UTC

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Meg’s father was captured by It on the planet Camazotz. Meg’s father has disappeared and no one knows where he is. Meg’s father is a famous scientist who worked for the government, but he...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2015 6:35 pm UTC

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Meg Murry is the protagonist in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle, and she experiences many conflicts throughout the novel. The most significant earthly conflict Meg experiences is in school....

Latest answer posted September 5, 2013 1:20 am UTC

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In Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time, Meg Murry (the protagonist) struggles with her "unfeminine" personality and awkward appearance--not to mention her unorthodox approach to her schoolwork,...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2016 12:06 am UTC

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Alike and equal are not the same, because people should have equal rights without being forced to be like everyone else. On Camazotz, conformity is the rule. The kids should all bounce the ball...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2016 4:02 am UTC

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Meg returns to Camazotz to free Charles Wallace from the clutches of IT. She knows that if she is to succeed, she needs to find a strategy that IT doesn't understand. At first, she feels anger and...

Latest answer posted May 15, 2016 6:30 pm UTC

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The main characters in the novel are faced with the problem of bringing Dr. Murry home from the planet Camazotz, where he is being held prisoner. Their biggest challenge is confronting the evil...

Latest answer posted August 6, 2018 5:22 pm UTC

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The Dark Thing or Black Thing in A Wrinkle in Time represents evil of all types, and it takes over planets. Planets which have been fully enveloped by the Dark Thing are called dark planets, and...

Latest answer posted January 2, 2019 2:48 pm UTC

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The children travel to three destinations with the mysterious women. First, before Meg and Calvin know what is happening, they find themselves whisked away, along with Charles Wallace, to the...

Latest answer posted March 18, 2018 11:12 pm UTC

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In the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, the three women, Mrs. Which, Mrs. Whatsit, and Mrs. Who, are all stars who, after fighting the darkness in space, have come to Earth to help Meg, Calvin, and...

Latest answer posted October 12, 2018 5:06 pm UTC

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Camazotz is a planet shrouded in darkness or evil, and Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace have been sent there by Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Which and Mrs. Who to rescue Meg and Charles Wallace's father, who...

Latest answer posted March 23, 2016 10:38 pm UTC

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Meg is unhappy at school in A Wrinkle in Time for several reasons. First, she feels she doesn't fit in. Her hair doesn't look right, she wears braces on her teeth, she isn't athletic and "normal"...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2019 10:28 pm UTC

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Tessering, a significant part of the fiction of A Wrinkle in Time, is a mode of travel in the fifth dimension that utilizes the shortest route. It can be used in space and in time. When used in...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2011 9:57 am UTC

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On this planet, the citizens have relinquished their free will to IT, a hideous pulsing brain which controls everything, even thought. Everything on Camazotz is regulated by IT's headquarters,...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2009 2:41 am UTC

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Mrs. Whatsit, like Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which, is a guardian angel of the children. These three supernatural beings were once stars. They destroyed themselves as stars in an attempt to eradicate the...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2019 1:42 pm UTC

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In the book, the Thing is a representation of pure evil embodied by a very dark cloud which completely blocks out light. This Thing that threatens the entire universe has already taken over planet...

Latest answer posted July 9, 2015 12:19 pm UTC

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This is an interesting question because Calvin tries to explain the three characters to the beasts continually as Meg is recovering from her escape from the "Black Thing" in Chapter 11. However,...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2016 10:05 am UTC

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Mrs Murray’s comment gets to the heart of the book’s theme. First, the quote suggests that the universe is bigger than what we know about it—that while things might happen that seem inexplicable,...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2018 12:31 pm UTC

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As Mrs. Whatsit and Charles Wallace explain to Meg and Calvin, there are five dimensions. The first three can be perceived by the human senses. Meg explains that the first dimension is a "line,"...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2020 11:58 am UTC

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The man with the red eyes is the Prime Coordinator for IT, the machine mind that controls the people of Camazotz. He has a soothing voice as he interacts with the children in the Central Central...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2019 2:46 am UTC

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At the beginning of the book, Meg recalls that her father, before he went away, had told her that Charles Wallace had a good mind and that Meg should not worry about him. Instead, Charles Wallace,...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2019 12:53 pm UTC

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After they escape, Meg feels angry at her father and Calvin for not seeming to share her urgency to go back and save Charles Wallace from Camazotz. She is especially angry at her father for leaving...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2018 11:40 am UTC

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An internal conflict that readers should recognize early on is Meg's self-confidence struggles. She is exceptionally bright; however, she doesn't fit in. She is an outcast and doesn't fit in with...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2018 8:24 pm UTC

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Meg's personal problem seems to be the loss of her father. At the beginning of the novel, Meg is quite full of teenage angst. She seems to have the typical issue of not fitting in as well as having...

Latest answer posted March 25, 2016 12:38 am UTC

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It may be helpful to see all of what Mrs. Whatsit says about the sonnet:A sonnet is a very strict form of poetry is it not? There are fourteen lines, I believe, all in iambic pentameter. That's a...

Latest answer posted April 1, 2008 8:17 am UTC

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I think the real problem lies with the lack of resolution of certain conflicts at the end of the story. Earlier in the story line, the author states through a character that 'much more is at...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2009 1:10 am UTC

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When we first meet the unnamed little boy on Camazotz, he is the only "aberration" in an eerily perfect suburban landscape in which everyone is synchronized and performs every action perfectly. The...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016 3:28 am UTC

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Mrs. Whatsit gives Meg her love. Mrs. Which gives her information. Meg is terrified to go back to Camazotz to try to save Charles Wallace. She knows that IT is a powerful force and doesn't believe...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2019 4:37 pm UTC

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Calvin asks Meg hard questions about her father's disappearance, a touchy subject in the Murry family. He first repeats the rumor going around town that her father ran off with another woman. He...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2016 2:49 am UTC

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The Black Thing is the power of evil, even Evil itself. L'Engle presents darkness as the absence of light, rather than just nothingness. Dark is totally opposite of light. "The light shines in...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2009 2:56 am UTC

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Mrs. Whatsit is a somewhat eccentric older woman. Mrs. Murry has never met her. At the opening of the novel, while Meg, Charles Wallace, and Mrs. Murry are having a late night snack of sandwiches...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2018 12:14 pm UTC

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Calvin fits in perfectly with the Murry family. Charles Wallace and Meg first meet Calvin as they are walking through the woods, not far from Mrs. Whatsit's house. Charles is initially suspicious...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2018 1:35 am UTC

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First of all, the storm sets the stage for "a dark and stormy night." Meg's life is stormy, and as she, Calvin, and Charles Wallace face their adventures, they will battle darkness...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2008 10:32 am UTC

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When the novel opens, Charles Wallace is Meg's caretaker. He seems to always be one step ahead of her and his mother. This is shown early in the book, when he knows that both Meg and his mother...

Latest answer posted October 15, 2018 12:05 pm UTC

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The CENTRAL Central building represents the total control the machine government of IT has over individuals on the planet Camazotz. We learn there has been peace and high industrial output on the...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2019 12:33 pm UTC

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IT is defeated in the sense that the Murrys are freed from the hold IT had over their minds and/or bodies. Further, at the end of the book, the Murrys are all returned to earth. At the same time,...

Latest answer posted March 16, 2018 4:40 am UTC

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Meg has to venture alone to Camazotz to free Charles Wallace because she knows him better than anyone else—and more importantly, he knows her. Mr. Murry has been away so long as a prisoner on...

Latest answer posted August 7, 2018 1:41 pm UTC

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The climax of the story happens on the dark planet of Camazotz, where Meg and Charles Wallace's father is imprisoned. If I had to identify the most important four, it would be these: 1) Charles...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2016 8:02 pm UTC

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A Wrinkle in Time takes place on different planets in the universe, including Earth, Uriel, Camazotz, and others. The setting affects the story because it allows the writer to comment on the way...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2016 1:13 pm UTC

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This is one of the key questions in A Wrinkle in Time. Early in the story, no one has any idea what happened to Meg's father. In chapter three, Calvin and Meg are having a conversation, and Calvin...

Latest answer posted June 4, 2018 11:13 pm UTC

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The main characters in A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’engle display perseverance, team work, and courage throughout the novel. Most prominently, in the final confrontation with IT, Meg shows...

Latest answer posted June 26, 2019 11:23 pm UTC

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Meg reveals her impatience early in the novel when she tackles a boy from school who calls Charles Wallace "dumb" and gets a black eye as a result of her efforts. But it is on Camazotz that her...

Latest answer posted December 10, 2017 11:35 am UTC

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Right before Charles Wallace makes this statement, he exclaims that some force is trying to get to him. We will later find out this is IT. Charles Wallace tells Calvin and Meg to hold his hands and...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2018 1:44 am UTC

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In chapter 4, Meg, Charles, and Calvin experience the bizarre feeling of a tesseract for the first time and are miraculously transported to the planet Uriel. The children suddenly find themselves...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2020 12:05 pm UTC

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Charles Wallace is a main character in Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time. He, his sister Meg, and their friend Calvin travel to Camazotz with Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which. The...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2018 6:16 pm UTC

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