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A Wrinkle in Time | Study Guide

Madeleine L'Engle

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Madeleine L'Engle

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Fantasy, Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

A Wrinkle in Time features a third-person limited omniscient narrator, following protagonist Meg Murry's point of view closely.


A Wrinkle in Time uses the past tense.

About the Title

The plot of A Wrinkle in Time involves time and space travel. Characters use a tesseract to move between planets and galaxies. The characters Mrs Whatsit and Charles Wallace explain how time can fold or wrinkle in a tesseract, bringing together two distant points in space and time. The tesseract's resemblance to a wrinkle—or fold—means characters travel through a wrinkle in time.


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