A Wrinkle in Time | Study Guide

Madeleine L'Engle

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Meg Meg Murry is a teen girl, and the oldest of four siblings. She is tasked with rescuing her father and, later, her younger brother, Charles Wallace. Read More
Charles Wallace Charles Wallace Murry is a five-year-old prodigy, and the youngest child in the Murry family. He has supernatural abilities, including the ability to read minds. Read More
Calvin Calvin O'Keefe is a tall, athletic 14-year-old boy with red hair. He travels with the Murry children on their mission to find Mr. Murry. Read More
Mrs Whatsit Mrs Whatsit is a supernatural being who used to be a star in the universe. She takes the form of an old woman and is one of the children's three guides on their celestial journey. Read More
Mrs Who Mrs Who is a supernatural being and one of the children's three guides on their celestial journey. She frequently speaks in literary quotations. Read More
Mrs Which Mrs Which is a supernatural being and one of the children's three guides on their celestial journey. She has no physical form and appears as a "shimmer" of silver light. Read More
IT IT is the disembodied brain ruling Camazotz. IT traps the man with red eyes and Charles Wallace, forcing them to speak with IT's thoughts and words. Read More
Aunt Beast Aunt Beast is the creature who cares for Meg on planet Ixchel. She chooses the word "Aunt" to describe their relationship.
Mrs. Buncombe Mrs. Buncombe is the Murry family's neighbor.
Fortinbras Fortinbras is the Murry family's dog.
Happy Medium The Happy Medium is a fortuneteller the time travelers visit. She has an upbeat personality and can see visions through her crystal ball.
Mr. Jenkins Mr. Jenkins is the principal of Meg's school. He criticizes her poor performance in school and assumes her father isn't coming back.
Little boy in Camazotz The little boy on Camazotz is a child who drops his ball while the other children play. He is later punished for not conforming to the town's pattern.
Man in the office building The man in the office building is a worker at Camazotz's CENTRAL Central Intelligence building. He speaks to Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace when they visit.
Man with red eyes The man with red eyes is an authority at the CENTRAL Central Intelligence building. He is controlled by IT and encourages his visitors to give in to IT.
Middle beast The middle beast is one of the beasts who encounter Meg, Calvin, and Mr. Murry on Ixchel.
Dennys Murry Dennys is one of Meg's twin brothers. He is easygoing, athletic, and an average student. He worries about Charles Wallace being bullied when he starts school.
Mr. Murry Mr. Murry is Meg and Charles Wallace's father. He is a gifted government physicist trapped on Camazotz after a time-traveling mission went wrong.
Mrs. Murry Mrs. Murry is Meg and Charles Wallace's mother. She is a biologist who works in a lab at home.
Sandy Murry Sandy is one of Meg's twin brothers. He is easygoing, athletic, and an average student. He encourages Meg not to take things personally.
Paperboy The paperboy is a teenager delivering papers on Camazotz. He meets Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace and tells them about the city's virtues.
Tall beast The tall beast is the beast who communicates with Mr. Murry and Calvin on Ixchel.
Woman in Camazotz The woman in Camazotz is the mother of the young boy who drops his ball. She is nervous about the arrival of Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace because they are strangers.
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