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A Wrinkle in Time

A Wrinkle in Time

by Madeleine L'Engle

A Wrinkle in Time Characters

Meet the Cast


Meg Murry

Square PegA Wrinkle in Time begins with Meg alone in her attic bedroom, feeling weird, wrong, and out of place in every way. And then she starts talking to cats:"Go back to sleep," Meg said. "Just...

Charles Wallace Murry

Boy Genius, UndercoverCharles Wallace looks like a five-year-old boy, but he talks like a professor and thinks like a psychic and a physicist rolled into one. He reads his sister Meg and his mother...

Calvin O'Keefe

Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall, Who's the Happiest of them All?On first sight, Calvin O'Keefe might not seem to have much in common with Meg and Charles Wallace. After all, he's in the popular crowd,...

Mrs. Whatsit

The Clothes Don't Make the WomanMrs. Whatsit is the most human-like of the three Mrs. Ws (at least until she turns into a freaking winged centaur), but there's always more to her than meets the eye...

Mrs. Which

Mrs. Which seems the least material but the most powerful of the three Mrs. Ws. She also seems to be the most distant from human reality: she's the one who forgets that humans need three dimensions...

Mrs. Who

Of the three Mrs. Ws, Mrs. Who seems the vaguest. Perhaps that's because even her words are not her own: nearly everything she says is a quotation from somewhere else. While Mrs. Whatsit has the st...

IT

One brain to rule them all, one brain to find them, one brain to bring them all, and in the darkness bind them! IT is the evil genius of Camazotz bent on world domination, and he's all brain:A dise...

Mr. Murry

Mr. Murry enters the story three quarters of the way through the novel. Until that point, he exists in Meg's childhood memories as the father who called her affectionate nicknames, played math game...

Mrs. Murry

If the Murry twins form Meg's idea what healthy normality looks like, her mother is an example of impossible perfection:Meg looked up at her mother, half in loving admiration, half in sullen resent...

Aunt Beast

Aunt Beast is one of the alien creatures that inhabits Ixchel, the planet the Murrys and Calvin land on after tessering off Camazotz.They were the same dull gray color as the flowers. If they hadn'...

The Happy Medium

Oh, puns, we love you so. The phrase "happy medium" long precedes the Medium's appearance as a character in the book: in the first chapter, Mrs. Murry says to Meg, "A happy medium is something I wo...

The Prime Coordinator

The Prime Coordinator, a.k.a. the Man with the Red Eyes, introduces Meg, Calvin Wallace, and Calvin O'Keefe to the power of IT. As befits someone who's really just a mouthpiece for someone else, hi...

Sandy Murry and Dennys Murry

Sandy and Dennys are twins, and might as well be clones for the amount of individual characterization they get. (They do get more differentiated in the sequels, and Many Waters is devoted to their...

Fortinbras

As the Murrys' pet dog, Fortinbras's main role is to run around and bark at things. But his bark has a bite: it's his uneasiness that clues the Murrys in that they're about to get a visit from Mrs....
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