A Wrinkle in Time is a product of this focus on science and space.
Unlike many fantasy novels, L’Engle uses real scientific concepts to launch her characters into space.
Everyone thinks he is dumb, but Meg and her parents know that is not so.
Murry, who is a scientist, that there is such as thing as a tesseract.
A Wrinkle in Time can be read as a coming-of-age story for Meg Murry, and an iteration of the hero’s journey pattern.
A Wrinkle In Time Book Report Summary
Its focus on space, fantastical lands, and creatures will appeal to students who enjoy science fiction and fantasy.Meg has had a bad day at school and cannot stop thinking about it. The personality of Meg in particular is sketched in some detail. She does not do well at school and she thinks she is dumb. She hates her appearance (she wears braces on her teeth and her hair is all over the place). The characterization of Charles is one of a number of ways in which the author shows the possibility of a way of communicating that does not use words.She is also upset about the fact that her father has gone missing. She doesn't fit in the way the twins Dennys and Sandy do. Charles Wallace, for example, understands what Meg is thinking and doing before she thinks or does it. Indeed, Charles did not start to talk until he was four years old. The importance of this will become clear later in the novel.In A Wrinkle in Time, we see this political symbolism in the evil that pervades the universe.The Dark Thing has partly obscured Earth and has won over Camazotz, a dystopian planet entirely controlled by a single, all-powerful brain.Although the book glosses over specifics, it introduces the idea of a tesseract and a “wrinkle” in the space-time continuum.This is a concept that is still in vogue today in a number of space movies and superhero dramas.The dog Fortinbras barks, and Meg remembers hearing about a tramp in the neighborhood who stole twelve sheets from Mrs. She wonders whether the tramp is heading for their house. Given his mysterious precocity, it is appropriate that it is he who discovers Mrs. It seems that Charles is in tune with another world, another way of being, so to human perception he appears strange or even dumb. The first chapter also gets the plot moving, and supplies two touches of mystery: the unexplained fact that Mr.She goes downstairs to make cocoa and finds five-year-old Charles Wallace in the kitchen. Her mother returns with someone who does look a bit like a tramp, and is all bundled up in clothes. Whatsit, who was out in the storm and realized she was passing Charles Wallace's house and thought she would stop by and rest. A couple of times in this chapter, it is clear that in the Murry family, no pressure is exerted on Meg and Charles to be like other children. Murry is missing, and the introduction of a term that will not be explained until later.Fear of nuclear attack, the Red Scare, and the Space Race dominated American news, politics, and education.Science and math were given increased stress in schools, and NASA was preparing to send the first humans to the moon.