Presentation on theme: "A Wrinkle in Time A Wrinkle in Time. Characters Person or animal that takes part in the action in the story Person or animal that takes part in the action."— Presentation transcript:
Characters Person or animal that takes part in the action in the story Person or animal that takes part in the action in the story PROTAGONIST The main character in a literary work (often a person, but can be an animal) ANTAGONIST(S) A character or a force in conflict with the main character, or protagonist
Characters Protagonist MEG Antagonists The Dark Thing IT, the brain (runs Camazotz for the Dark Thing) Man with Red Eyes (works for IT)
Other Characters Charles Wallace – Calvin – Megs little brother Has special powerscan read minds Becomes Charles Wallaces and Megs friend, and helps save Megs father Megs father – A scientist experimenting with the tesseract and somehow ends up on Camazotz and becomes imprisoned
The Books Title What is a wrinkle in time? What is a wrinkle in time? A BA B Which is the fastest way to get from point A to point B? A Tesseract
Chapter 1 CHAPTER ONE Mood (or atmosphere) – The feeling created by the reader by a literary work or passage Mood of chapter one – Mysterious, scary, suspenseful, etc. Suspense – A feeling of anxious uncertainty about the outcome of events in a literary work. Writers create suspense by raising questions in the minds of their readers. Point of View – The perspective or vantage point, from which a story is told. It is either a narrator outside the story or a character in the story. Point of View of A Wrinkle in Time – 3 rd Person Point of View
Mood What is the mood of this paragraph? The long June twilight faded into night. Dublin lay enveloped in darkness but for the dim light of the moon that shone through fleecy clouds, casting a pale light as of approaching dawn over the streets and the dark waters of the Liffey. Around the beleaguered Four Courts the heavy guns roared. Here and there through the city, machine guns and rifles broke the silence of the night, spasmodically, like dogs barking on lone farms. Republicans and Free Staters were waging civil war.
Chapter 3 Meg is helping Calvin with his homework and talking to Calvin about how she takes shortcuts in math and about Einsteins theories. Foreshadowing the authors use of clues to hint at what might happen later in the story Foreshadowing in chapter 3 – They will use a short cut to travel through time and space (tessering). Madeleine Lengle bases the concept of tessering on the science behind Einstiens theory of relativity, making A Wrinkle in Time a science fiction novel.
Chapter 4 SYMBOLISM Archangel Uriel The light represents good and the darkness represents evil. The light represents good and the darkness represents evil. The planet Uriel is named after the archangel Uriel. The planet Uriel is named after the archangel Uriel.
Chapter 6 Theme one of the messages that is repeated throughout a literary work. One theme in A Wrinkle in Time: Examples: Megs faults (uniqueness) helps her defeat the brain. Everyone doing the same thing at the same time on Camazotz is thought of as a negative thing. Only an evil force would want everyone to do the same thing and not appreciate the uniqueness God created. Individuality vs. conformity
Chapter 6 Historical Context – Historical Context – AWIT was written during the height of the Cold War. After WWII, the Soviet Union instituted communism, which emphasizes the government planning/controlling its constituentswhile the US emphasized individuality and democracy. Both had positive and negative points to them. Also, the idea of killing anyone who has a cold or isnt in perfect health is influenced by the Holocaust.
Chapter 7 Charles Wallaces tragic flaw is PRIDE!!!! Pride is considered to be one of the seven deadly sins! Charles Wallace allows the Man with Red Eyes to hypnotize him because Charles Wallace thinks his special mind reading powers will help him overcome the Man with Red Eyes. Instead, Charles Wallace becomes possessed.
Chapter 10 – Absolute Zero Absolute Zero – a scientific term that means All molecular motion ceases Meg is completely unconscious and cannot move for a very long time.
Chapter 11 – Aunt Beast Love conquers all. Love conquers all. Meg still needs to learn about unconditional love. She still hasnt forgiven her father for leaving Charles Wallace. Meg still needs to learn about unconditional love. She still hasnt forgiven her father for leaving Charles Wallace. Irony Irony Aunt Beast is ugly, but her insides (her loving personality) is beautiful. What is unseen is more important than what is seenfor example, important unseen things like love are more important than looking good and money.
Chapter 12 Resolution to the Problem Resolution to the Problem Problem: Problem completely resolved??? The Dark Thing over Earth still exists and needs to be fought against. Does the novel end abruptly? Why does it end abruptly? Sounds like the three Mrs. Ws are leaving in a hurry to continue to fight the Dark Thing… perhaps???? The author leaves us in mystery, just like she begins the story. Problem: Missing father, Meg does not like her self (her uniqueness), the Dark Thing taking over the world Solution: father returns home, Meg appreciates her faults, the Dark Thing over Camazotz is defeated