A Wrinkle In Time Analysis

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A Wrinkle in Time
A Wrinkle in Time was written by Madeleine L’Engle, an award-winning John Newberry Medal author. She was born on November 29, 1918, wrote the book A Wrinkle in Time that became published in 1962. Following that, L’Engle wrote the sequels which included A Wind in Door, A Swift Tilting Planet, Many Waters, and An Acceptable Time. In the novel, Margaret “Meg” Murry, Charles Wallace Murry, and Calvin O’Keefe are given a task which leads them to save Meg’s father, Mr. Murry. Throughout their journey, they face many sources of evil. The evils that they face in the novel are The Black Thing, The Man with Red Eyes, and IT. Even though there are evil forces in their expedition, the three children, Mr. Murry, the Mrs. W’s, and more people they meet are good who are all working against the strong, and overpowering darkness of the evil to conquer it. One of the first evil forces the kids and the Mrs. W’s run into is The Black Thing. They first run into it whenever they are leaving the earth’s atmosphere. “Meg looked. The dark shadow was still there. It had not lessened or dispersed with the coming of night. And where the shadow was the stars were not visible. What could there be about a shadow that was so terrifying that she knew that there had never been before or ever would be again, anything that would chill her with a fear that was beyond shuddering, beyond crying or screaming, beyond the possibility of comfort?” (L’Engle 81). The Black Thing obviously gives a
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