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Mrs. Who in “A Wrinkle in Time” as a Symbol

Mrs. Who in “A Wrinkle in Time” as a Symbol

-Find “A Wrinkle in Time” on Amazon Meg Murray as a Symbol While there’s an awful lot of symbolism in A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle’s classic science fiction novel, none of it is particularly dense or tough to understand. Indeed, L’Engle uses a lot of symbols in A Wrinkle in Time, but she keeps them universal and easy to grasp. As such, her novel has enjoyed a wide audience and continues to be enjoyed by both children and adults alike. At the center of the novel are three “celestial beings,” each tasked with helping the Murray children on their epic journey. In A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs Who is […]

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Mrs Whatsit from “A Wrinkle in Time”

Mrs Whatsit from “A Wrinkle in Time”

-Find “A Wrinkle in Time” on Amazon Mrs Whatsit as a Symbol Of the three “witch” characters in A Wrinkle in Time, Madeline L’Engle’s classic science fiction novel, Mrs Whatsit is easily the most forward-facing. In A Wrinkle in Time, Mrs Whatsit is an enlightener, and a deliverer of information. As she and her cohorts whisk the Murray children through the universe on their extraordinary adventure, Mrs Whatsit is typically there to make sure everybody knows what’s going on, while lending a bit of comic relief along the way. Mrs Whatsit, Bringer of Knowledge One of the most important symbols in A Wrinkle in Time is knowledge itself. Many times […]

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Meg Murray as a Symbol in “A Wrinkle in Time”

Meg Murray as a Symbol in “A Wrinkle in Time”

-Find “A Wrinkle in Time” on Amazon Meg Murray as a Symbol Madeline L’engle’s quintessential science-fiction fantasy novel A Wrinkle in Time isn’t what one would call an allegory in the strictest sense. Still, there are many symbols in A Wrinkle in Time, both philosophical and metaphysical, which is what makes it such a special book. Meg as the Angst of Adolescence The novel’s protagonist, Margaret Murray, is a fourteen-year-old high school student. She’s overly concerned about her looks, incessantly self-critical, and has a ton of angst about her inability to fit in with the other kids at school. If that sounds familiar it’s because Margaret Murray is a symbolic […]

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Aunt Beast as a Symbol in “A Wrinkle in Time”

Aunt Beast as a Symbol in “A Wrinkle in Time”

-Find “A Wrinkle in Time” on Amazon Aunt Beast as a Symbol Many of the symbols in A Wrinkle in Time use puns and other types of wordplay to help illustrate their significance and add layers of meaning. In A Wrinkle in Time, Aunt Beast makes use of this device to illustrate some of the book’s main symbolism. A Wrinkle in Time is heavily interested in discussing the difference between reality and the way reality appears, and Aunt Beast is one of the best examples of this theme in action. The Gentle Giants When we first meet Aunt Beast in A Wrinkle in Time, she and her kind frighten Meg, […]

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Happy Medium from “A Wrinkle in Time”

Happy Medium from “A Wrinkle in Time”

-Find “A Wrinkle in Time” on Amazon The Happy Medium as a Symbol While it’s ultimately a relatively simple story about the battle between good and evil, there is still a lot of symbolism in A Wrinkle in Time. Madeline L’Engle’s classic science fiction novel is loaded with fascinating, yet easy-to-understand symbols, and A Wrinkle in Time is enjoyed by children and adults alike as a result. Of all the supporting characters in A Wrinkle in Time, the Happy Medium is found by many to be one of the most enjoyable. Not only is she every bit as important to the story as the Wrinkle in Time’s tesseract, but she […]

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Uriel from A Wrinkle in Time

Uriel from A Wrinkle in Time

-Find “A Wrinkle in Time” on Amazon Uriel as a Symbol There’s a great deal of symbolism in A Wrinkle of Time, and a lot of what makes the novel so appealing is how easy most of it is to understand. The planet of Uriel is a far-off place that the kids visit using the tesseract in A Wrinkle in Time. It’s a beautiful place where mythical creatures sing songs of hymnal praise but as with a lot of the symbols in A Wrinkle in Time, there’s a bit more to it than just that. Beautiful Gardens, Flying Winged Creatures Uriel, which is named after one of the archangels in […]

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Monsters Are Due on Maple Street-Twilight Zone (1×22)

Monsters Are Due on Maple Street-Twilight Zone (1×22)

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street (1×22) “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street” is a Twilight Zone episode about paranoia. The town of Maple Street is a symbol for the United States. The monsters that everyone is looking for are symbols for communists. To understand the symbolism in this story, it is necessary to understand that this episode was created with McCarthyism in mind. McCarthyism was the hunt for communists who were hiding in America during World War II. This paranoia caused by McCarthyism caused Americans to turn on each other in an effort to find and arrest communist spies, and […]

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I Shot an Arrow into the Air-Twilight Zone (1×15)

I Shot an Arrow into the Air-Twilight Zone (1×15)

-Find Episodes of Twilight Zone on Amazon I Shot an Arrow into the Air (1×15) “I Shot an Arrow into the Air” is a Twilight Zone story about desperation and survival. A space ship launched and disappeared from communications, prompting the survivors of the crash to assume they landed on an asteroid. One of the survivors and the protagonist of this episode is Colonel Donlin, the symbol for humanity because he cares for the survivors.  Officer Corey is a crew member who wants to survive by any means. He symbolizes desperation. While Donlin wants to try and save the remaining survivors, Corey butts heads with him because of his selfish […]

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Heroin in Lost

Heroin in Lost

What Does Heroin Symbolize in Lost? Each time that heroin is seen in Lost it symbolizes addiction. This is seen primarily with the character of Charlie Pace, because he is shamelessly addicted to heroin at the start of the series. Before he crashed on the island, Charlie was a rock star who blew much of his money on heroin. Before Charlie got addicted, his brother Liam was addicted during the time that their band was popular. They soon lost popularity because Liam was becoming sloppier, showing the destruction of addiction.  Eventually, Charlie got so upset at his brother for destroying their band he took the heroin for himself and eventually became […]

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Hatch Door in Lost

Hatch Door in Lost

Hatch Door Meaning in Lost The hatch door in Season 1 of Lost is symbolic for faith. Throughout the latter half of Season 1, the hatch door was a focus of John Locke and Boone Carlyle. They both tried to open up the hatch, thinking that it would lead to something great and helpful for the group. They spent weeks trying in vain to open it up, but each attempt led to failure. Locke believed that the island wanted him to open up the hatch and even though Boone had wanted to give up at one point, Locke was able to convince him to believe in opening it up again. […]

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