Character Analysis Of Meg In The Novel 'A Wrinkle In Time'

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Throughout the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, Meg proves to be a character who shows stubbornness, learns devotion, and understands love. Throughout the novel, A Wrinkle in TIme, Meg openly showed her stubbornness. Meg did not concur with the sentiment of others, and she expressed her resentfulness in several different ways. For example, Meg says, “Mr Jenkins you’ve met my mother haven’t you? You can't accuse her of not facing facts, can you? She’s a scientist. She has a doctor's’ degrees in both biology and bacteriology. Her business is facts. When she tells me that my father isn't coming home I’ll believe it. As long as she says Father is coming home, the I’ll believe that”(15). Meg is clearly offended when the principal told her to face the facts. The narrator stated, “one of the boys had said something about her dumb baby brother. At this she’d thrown the books on the side of the road and tackled him with every ounce of strength she had”(1). Meg is irritated immensely and this shows her stubbornness because she won’t ever let her brother be intimidated or harassed, because they have such a close bond. Throughout the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, Meg discovers devotion. Meg is loyal to her family and she does not waver in her decisions when it comes to the people she loves. For example, Meg…show more content…
Meg felt love before but finally understood the power of love when Charles Wallace needed it the most. For example the narrator stated, “Calvin’s hand reached out… and joy flowed through them back and forth between them.” This is a situation where Meg felt love pulsing through her. The narrator stated, “Mrs Whatsit loves me that is what she told me that she loves me suddenly she knew. She knew love. That was what she had that It did not have”( ). Meg finally knew how to get Charles Wallace back. The answer was love and the power it had on getting Charles Wallace back was tremendously
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