A Wrinkle in Time

by: Madeleine L'Engle

Suggested Essay Topics

In what ways does Camazotz resemble Meg's neighborhood on Earth?

In what way is A Wrinkle in Time informed by Madeleine L'Engle's personal theological and scientific ideas?

How are Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which distinguished from one another?

Why does L'Engle represent IT as a large disembodied brain? What is the symbolism of this?

Describe what makes Charles Wallace so extraordinary. How do these traits both hurt and help him on Camazotz?

What are the various non-linguistic ways in which the creatures in this book communicate with one another? Do you think that L'Engle believes that words are ultimately inadequate as a method of communication?

What is the significance of the lack of sight among the beast-like inhabitants of Ixchel? What does Meg learn from interacting with creatures that have no eyes?