A Wrinkle in Time characters

Meg Murry

Meg Murry is the central character of the novel. She is the oldest child of the scientists Alex and Kate Murry. Meg is a teenager, and like many children at her age, she is stubborn, defiant, and self-critical. At school, she always acts rather awkward and does not study well. Even though she is...

Charles Wallace Murry

Charles Wallace Murry is one of the main characters of the story. He is Meg’s brother and the youngest child of Alex and Kate Murry. Even though Charles Wallace is only five, he is an extraordinary child with extremely rich vocabulary and intellect of a genius. Besides that, he can...

Calvin O'Keefe

Calvin O’Keefe is one of the main characters of the story. He is a high school junior who plays for the school’s basketball team and belongs to the most popular boys at school. He is the third child in the family and has ten more brothers and sisters. Because of having too many kids...

Dr. Kate Murry

Katherine, or Kate, Murry is a mother of Meg, the twins Sandy and Dennys, and Charles Wallace. Mrs. Murry is a successful scientist in the field of microbiology. Together with Mr. Murry, she has investigated the teaser or a wrinkle in time. She is described as a very attractive woman, and this...

Mrs. Whatsit

Mrs. Whatsit is one of the three immortal beings who help Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace throughout the whole story. Mrs. Whatsit can travel through time and space and, like other Mmes. She was once a star that has sacrificed herself to destroy the Black Thing. In the image of a human being, Mrs...

Mrs. Who

Mrs. Who is another immortal being who helps Meg and her friends during their journey. As a human being, she is a plump woman wearing spectacles. She is well-educated and knows many foreign languages. Besides that, she always speaks quoting the famous works of literature and philosophy. The fact...

Mrs. Which

Mrs. Which is the oldest lady among the three Mmes. W. She also helps Meg, Calvin, and Charles Wallace to find Mr. Murry and fight the Black Thing. Her special talent lies in wrinkling time and space, which helps children travel to other planets. Unlike Mrs. Whatsit and Mrs. Who, Mrs. Which is an...

Mr. Alex Murry

Alex Murry is a famous and talented physicist who works for the government and studies the means for traveling between planets and the characteristics of space/time continuum. At the beginning of the story, the reader learns that Mr. Murry mysteriously disappeared a couple of years ago. No one can...

The Happy Medium

The Happy Medium is a human being living on a planet in Orion’s belt. On this planet, everything is medium. At the same time, a Happy Medium is a person who feels happy because of not noticing bad things happening. The image of the happy medium is presented in the text several times. In one...

Aunt Beast

Aunt Beast is an alien living on the planet Ixchel. She plays a crucial role in Meg’s development as a person. The matter is that she tries to establish a connection with her through communication. It should be noted that aunt Beast looks much different from human beings. The inhabitants of...

The Man with the Red Eyes

The Man with the Red Eyes is a servant of IT. As an individual, he is rather vague. It can be explained through the fact that children could not look directly on him. Besides that, Charles Wallace could feel like the Man with the Red Eyes talked through him. The Man with the Red Eyes was also...

IT

IT is a representation of the evil force in the novel. More precisely, it is described as a disembodied and oversized brain. It is interesting why the evil force is presented through the image of the brain. An explanation can be found in the fact that this image shows the reader how it looks like...

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