History Literature / AWindInTheDoor

17th Nov '15 5:35:15 AM ArchTeryx
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* BilingualBonus: The mitochondrion that the final conflict takes place in is called Yadah. In Hebrew, it means "worshipping with hands outstretched" or in more modern usage, "Lifting up one's voices in praise of God." The name was no accident.

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* BilingualBonus: The mitochondrion that the final conflict takes place in is called Yadah. In Hebrew, it means "worshipping with hands outstretched" or in more modern usage, "Lifting up one's voices in praise of God.to sing God's praises." The name was no accident.
17th Nov '15 5:34:15 AM ArchTeryx
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* BilingualBonus: The mitochondrion that the final conflict takes place in is called Yadah. In Hebrew, it means "worshipping with hands outstretched" or in more modern usage, "Lifting up one's voices in praise of God." The name was no accident.
28th Feb '15 11:11:18 PM vifetoile
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** On the other hand, Meg recalls a conversation between her parents where they lament how humanity's insatiable desire for progress and technology has resulted in a world of pollution and violence, and the farandolae must be taught to listen to the music of the body they live in in order to reach harmony. This may be more like flower power.

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** On the other hand, Meg recalls a conversation between her parents where they lament how humanity's insatiable desire for progress and technology has resulted in a world of pollution and violence, and the farandolae must be taught to listen to the music of the body they live in in order to reach harmony. This may be sounds more like flower power. the counterculture's desire for environmentalism, simple living, and mysticism.
28th Feb '15 11:07:14 PM vifetoile
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* BetterToDieThanBeKilled: Proginoskes makes it clear that there is a great difference between being Xing oneself and being Xed by the Echthroi. To be Xed by the Echthroi is (it seems) to be turned into an Echthros, but to X oneself is to give oneself "all the way away" to creation, and no one really knows what happens to someone who Xes themselves, or whether or not it lasts forever.



** On the other hand, Meg recalls a conversation between her parents where they lament how humanity's insatiable desire for progress and technology has resulted in a world of pollution and violence, and the farandolae must be taught to listen to the music of the body they live in in order to reach harmony. Flower Power?

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** On the other hand, Meg recalls a conversation between her parents where they lament how humanity's insatiable desire for progress and technology has resulted in a world of pollution and violence, and the farandolae must be taught to listen to the music of the body they live in in order to reach harmony. Flower Power? This may be more like flower power.
28th Feb '15 9:51:57 PM TheLordofDeathless
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* BigBad: The Echthroi. Their goal is to make '''everything''' into '''nothing'''.
9th Feb '15 7:17:27 PM vifetoile
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* XMakesAnythingCool: Unnaming, the ability of the Echthroi, is also referred to as Xing.

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* WithAFriendAndAStranger: A variation from the previous adventure; this time Calvin O'Keefe is the friend, and Meg's partner Proginoskes is the stranger. Charles Wallace is excused from this CastCalculus on account of his illness.
* XMakesAnythingCool: Unnaming, the ability of the Echthroi, is also referred to as Xing. Xing is categorically a terrible thing, but it ''does'' sound pretty cool.
11th Dec '14 11:46:29 AM SpectralTime
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* AmbitionIsEvil: When Meg is mystified at the actions of the farandolae, Mr. Jenkins explains that, for some, ambition is an end in and of itself.



* FantasticVoyagePlot

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* FantasticVoyagePlotFantasticVoyagePlot: A very... metaphysical example, but the characters do ultimately fix the situation by entering Charles Wallace's body.



* {{Meganekko}}: Meg.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Jenkins at first.

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* {{Meganekko}}: Meg.
* ObstructiveBureaucrat: Mr. Jenkins Jenkins, at first.first, to compensate for his weak-willed nature.



* ThePowerOfLove
* PowerOfTheVoid: The Echthroi.

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* ThePowerOfLove
ThePowerOfLove: Just as prominent as the last book.
* PowerOfTheVoid: The Echthroi.Echthroi, whose powers manifest as holes in reality.



* TwoTeacherSchool: In the last book, Mr. Jenkins was Meg's high school principal; now he's Charles Wallace's elementary school principal. Justified by saying that the school board deliberately had him moved from one to the other because the elementary school needed reform.
** That was just an excuse the school board used. In truth, he was being demoted because he couldn't handle the high school students.
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Louise the Larger, the snake that lives in the Murry's garden wall, is not only harmless, she's described in quite handsome terms and, as a Teacher in her own right, is genuinely benevolent... none of which stops Charles Wallace's teacher from freaking out when he brings Louise to class for show and tell.
* WarIsHell: Mentioned briefly.

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* TwoTeacherSchool: In the last book, Mr. Jenkins was Meg's high school principal; now he's Charles Wallace's elementary school principal. Justified by saying that the school board deliberately had him moved from one to the other because the elementary school needed reform.
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reform. [[spoiler:That was just an excuse the school board used. In truth, he was being demoted because he was too weak-willed and couldn't handle the high school students.
students.]]
* ReptilesAreAbhorrent: Played with. Louise the Larger, the snake that lives in the Murry's garden wall, is not only harmless, she's described in quite handsome terms and, as a Teacher in her own right, is genuinely benevolent... none of which stops Charles Wallace's teacher from freaking out when he brings Louise to class for show and tell.
* WarIsHell: Mentioned briefly.briefly, though not quite as prevalent as [[Literature/ASwiftlyTiltingPlanet it would later become]].
26th Jun '14 8:22:04 AM ArchTeryx
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* TruthInTelevision: In point of fact, mitochondrial enzymes (protein molecules, or polypeptides) do go through a maturation process and many anchor themselves in the membrane. Having too many immature enzymes floating around too long is ''very bad'' for the cell and eventually causes it to self-destruct. L'Engle merely takes all the parties and applies the AnthropicPrinciple, turning them all into sentient beings, able to be influenced by the Echthroi.
26th Jun '14 8:17:02 AM ArchTeryx
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* BrattyHalfPint: Sporos, as little as a half-pint can get -- he's a farandola.

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* BrattyHalfPint: Sporos, as little as a half-pint can get -- he's a farandola. farandola, about the size of a single protein molecule.
10th Feb '14 2:08:42 AM vifetoile
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** On the other hand, Meg recalls a conversation between her parents where they lament how humanity's insatiable desire for progress and technology has resulted in a world of pollution and violence, and the farandolae must be taught to listen to the music of the body they live in in order to reach harmony.

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** On the other hand, Meg recalls a conversation between her parents where they lament how humanity's insatiable desire for progress and technology has resulted in a world of pollution and violence, and the farandolae must be taught to listen to the music of the body they live in in order to reach harmony. Flower Power?
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