A Wrinkle in Time | Study Guide

Madeleine L'Engle

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here’s very little difference in the size of the tiniest microbe and the greatest galaxy. Mrs Whatsit, Chapter 5 Sources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, The New Yorker, PublishersWeekly.com, Scholastic.com Copyright © 2018 Course Hero, Inc. IT Stands for conformity, control, and oppression Light & Darkness Symbolize good and evil or clarity and obscurity Tesseract Represents freedom, possibilities, and the unknown Symbols Meg Awkward high school girl who is brilliant at math and science; struggles with anger, impatience, stubbornness, and self-esteem Charles Wallace Five-year-old, emotionally sensitive prodigy with a gift for reading minds; can overestimate his ability, leading to danger Calvin Friendly, popular high school basketball player who loves to read and secretly feels lonely; has a gift for communicating with others Main Characters L’Engle loved learning about the world through science, religion, and fairy tales—her interest in quantum mechanics and particle physics led to A Wrinkle in Time. Writing and working for years as a cathedral librarian in New York City, L’Engle believed stories are the best way for humans to find truth. MADELEINE L’ENGLE1918–2007 Author This dark planet shows the dangers of giving in to conformity and evil. Camazotz On this radiant planet in a distant nebula, Meg learns her dangerous mission. Uriel Planet Earth battles destructive forces but produces strong fighters. Earth When the physicist father of Meg and Charles Wallace Murry goes missing, they embark on a journey through space to find him. Guided by mysterious friends Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and Mrs Which, the children use a tesseract and fight a cosmic battle they hadn’t bargained for. Searching the Galaxy for Father OVERVIEW English Original Language 1962 Year Published Madeleine L’Engle Author A Wrinklein Time Science Fiction Novel

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