History Literature / AWrinkleInTime

5th Jan '18 12:40:37 PM BURGINABC
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* ArbitrarySkepticism: Excusable in the first book, but becomes progressively worse in the sequels. After Meg has saved her father from being assimilated and Charles Wallace from dying from lack of mitochondria, the twins have traveled to an odd interpretation of the world in Genesis and helped Noah build the Ark, and Charles Wallace has time-traveled throughout history to save the world, you'd think Meg and her parents would be very willing to believe her daughter when she finds a portal to the past. Though many of the characters weren't present for a number of those adventures: the twins are in fact the biggest skeptics in the family until their journey back in time, since they had not been a part of (or seemingly particularly aware of, though surely their father reappearing after years of absence was explained) any of the previous adventures, but at the same time none of their family members were aware of THAT adventure either.
30th Dec '17 2:31:40 PM Heroshii15
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Disney will be releasing a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaption]] in 2018, directed by [[Film/{{Selma}} Ava DuVernay]] and written by [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Jennifer Lee]], with Creator/ReeseWitherspoon, Creator/MindyKaling and Creator/OprahWinfrey as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which respectively, Creator/ChrisPine as Dr. Alex Murray, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murray, Levi Murray as Calvin, Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, and Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will [=McCormack=] rounding out the cast.

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Disney will be releasing a [[TheFilmOfTheBook movie adaption]] in 2018, directed by [[Film/{{Selma}} Ava DuVernay]] and written by [[Disney/{{Frozen}} Jennifer Lee]], with Creator/ReeseWitherspoon, Creator/MindyKaling and Creator/OprahWinfrey as Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which respectively, Creator/ChrisPine as Dr. Alex Murray, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Dr. Kate Murray, Levi Murray Miller as Calvin, Zach Galifianakis as the Happy Medium, André Holland as Principal Jenkins, and Bellamy Young, Rowan Blanchard, and Will [=McCormack=] rounding out the cast.
26th Dec '17 1:33:14 PM xcountryguy
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* TheFifties: Written in 1959. The most obvious manifestation is in [[TotallyRadical the kids' slang]]. However, Camazotz does almost directly critique fifties suburbia (see DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything above), and the book is in many ways a protest against the prevailing thought at the time. It even works fairly well today, as the conformist society of the fifties is often seen as a stifling and restrictive society by younger readers who grew up in a more permissive time.

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* TheFifties: Written in 1959. The most obvious manifestation is in [[TotallyRadical the kids' slang]]. However, Camazotz does almost directly critique fifties suburbia (see DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything above), suburbia, and the book is in many ways a protest against the prevailing thought at the time. It even works fairly well today, as the conformist society of the fifties is often seen as a stifling and restrictive society by younger readers who grew up in a more permissive time.



* AssimilationPlot: Camazotz is ruled by [[spoiler: a massive, all-controlling psionic brain, IT, which imposes extreme conformity on the whole planet and attempts to absorb and "reprocess" anything outside of itself.]]
* BigBad: IT, the manifestation of the Black Thing on Camazotz that [[spoiler: has imprisoned Meg's father following his tesseract accident]].

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* AssimilationPlot: Camazotz is ruled by [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a massive, all-controlling psionic brain, IT, which imposes extreme conformity on the whole planet and attempts to absorb and "reprocess" anything outside of itself.]]
* BigBad: IT, the manifestation of the Black Thing on Camazotz that [[spoiler: has [[spoiler:has imprisoned Meg's father following his tesseract accident]].



* BigSisterInstinct: Meg is very protective of Charles Wallace, is horrified when [[spoiler: his {{Pride}} drives him to sync with IT, and is only able to save him with ThePowerOfLove.]]

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* BigSisterInstinct: Meg is very protective of Charles Wallace, is horrified when [[spoiler: his [[spoiler:his {{Pride}} drives him to sync with IT, and is only able to save him with ThePowerOfLove.]]



* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler: IT, though it's JUST big enough that it probably isn't ''completely'' human.]]
* BrainMonster: The BigBad IT is a [[spoiler: huge disembodied psionic brain.]] It has MindControl abilities that involved making the victim think in repetitive patterns.
* CareBearStare: How Meg saves the day. [[spoiler: The Black Thing, and its servants, such as IT, cannot understand love. Meg isn't quite able to save Camazotz by loving (and thus destroying) IT, but she can love Charles Wallace and save him.]]

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* BrainInAJar: [[spoiler: IT, [[spoiler:IT, though it's JUST big enough that it probably isn't ''completely'' human.]]
* BrainMonster: The BigBad IT is a [[spoiler: huge [[spoiler:huge disembodied psionic brain.]] It has MindControl abilities that involved making the victim think in repetitive patterns.
* CareBearStare: How Meg saves the day. [[spoiler: The [[spoiler:The Black Thing, and its servants, such as IT, cannot understand love. Meg isn't quite able to save Camazotz by loving (and thus destroying) IT, but she can love Charles Wallace and save him.]]



* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Dr. Murry has been away since Charles Wallace was a baby, at least four years, working on secret government project, and hasn't answered the family's letters for more than a year as the novel starts. [[spoiler: However, being trapped on a crazy, ultra-controlling planet with no way to get home or communicate with your family is a totally plausible reason.]]

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* DaddyHadAGoodReasonForAbandoningYou: Dr. Murry has been away since Charles Wallace was a baby, at least four years, working on secret government project, and hasn't answered the family's letters for more than a year as the novel starts. [[spoiler: However, [[spoiler:However, being trapped on a crazy, ultra-controlling planet with no way to get home or communicate with your family is a totally plausible reason.]]



** In ''A Wrinkle In Time'', we have IT, a [[spoiler: a superpowered MassHypnosis-inducing BrainInAJar]]. IT is a literal "abomination unto the Lord", absorbing the minds of all who come near IT, and IT has existed for ''millions'' of years.

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** In ''A Wrinkle In Time'', we have IT, a [[spoiler: a [[spoiler:a superpowered MassHypnosis-inducing BrainInAJar]]. IT is a literal "abomination unto the Lord", absorbing the minds of all who come near IT, and IT has existed for ''millions'' of years.



* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Mrs Who's glasses, which help Meg to bypass the Transparent Column [[spoiler: and free her father]].

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* GogglesDoSomethingUnusual: Mrs Who's glasses, which help Meg to bypass the Transparent Column [[spoiler: and [[spoiler:and free her father]].



* KarmaHoudini: IT gets away scot-free in the original novel. Not so in the movie. Then again, the movie has [[spoiler:Meg freeing an ''entire planet'' from brain-washing by [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath making one awkward, rambling speech]], [[AntiClimax then winning]].]] Later books imply that IT and the other "forces of evil" out there have not ''escaped'' their karma per se; they will get what's coming to them as soon as a "good guy" is able to fight them off. Meg might not have been strong enough to [[spoiler: love IT]], but next time, who knows?

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* KarmaHoudini: IT gets away scot-free in the original novel. Not so in the movie. Then again, the movie has [[spoiler:Meg freeing an ''entire planet'' from brain-washing by [[TalkingTheMonsterToDeath making one awkward, rambling speech]], [[AntiClimax then winning]].]] Later books imply that IT and the other "forces of evil" out there have not ''escaped'' their karma per se; they will get what's coming to them as soon as a "good guy" is able to fight them off. Meg might not have been strong enough to [[spoiler: love [[spoiler:love IT]], but next time, who knows?



* ParentalAbandonment: Meg's father, first to do long-term government work, then when he stopped answering letters a year ago. [[spoiler: Despite the taunts and gossip of the townsfolk, it was an accident. ]]
* PhlebotinumAnalogy: Used to explain how Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and, Mrs Which "tesser" or "wrinkle" through space. Works for both Meg ''and'' the audience. [[spoiler: Their father can do it too, but he isn't nearly as skilled as the Mrs Ws, which is how he became lost in the first place.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: "You have something that [[spoiler: IT ]] has not. This something is your only weapon."

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* ParentalAbandonment: Meg's father, first to do long-term government work, then when he stopped answering letters a year ago. [[spoiler: Despite [[spoiler:Despite the taunts and gossip of the townsfolk, it was an accident. ]]
* PhlebotinumAnalogy: Used to explain how Mrs Whatsit, Mrs Who, and, Mrs Which "tesser" or "wrinkle" through space. Works for both Meg ''and'' the audience. [[spoiler: Their [[spoiler:Their father can do it too, but he isn't nearly as skilled as the Mrs Ws, which is how he became lost in the first place.]]
* ThePowerOfLove: "You have something that [[spoiler: IT [[spoiler:IT ]] has not. This something is your only weapon."



* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg has to forcefully break him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and this time [[spoiler: IT takes complete control of his mind and personality.]] He was repeatedly warned and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.

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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg has to forcefully break him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and this time [[spoiler: IT [[spoiler:IT takes complete control of his mind and personality.]] He was repeatedly warned and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.



* RedEyesTakeWarning: '''And how.''' The Man With Red Eyes is a soulless monster right at the bottom of the UncannyValley, as befitting IT's enforcer. Nevertheless, when Meg returns to rescue Charles Wallace, she contemplates him, and considers him a kindly old man, when compared with [[spoiler: IT ]].

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* RedEyesTakeWarning: '''And how.''' The Man With Red Eyes is a soulless monster right at the bottom of the UncannyValley, as befitting IT's enforcer. Nevertheless, when Meg returns to rescue Charles Wallace, she contemplates him, and considers him a kindly old man, when compared with [[spoiler: IT ]].[[spoiler:IT]].



* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: Meg and Charles find out that their father went missing because [[spoiler: the government had him experimenting with tesseracts,which left him stranded on Camazotz.]]

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* WeHaveBeenResearchingPhlebotinumForYears: Meg and Charles find out that their father went missing because [[spoiler: the [[spoiler:the government had him experimenting with tesseracts,which left him stranded on Camazotz.]]



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Charles Wallace, though Mrs Whatsit warns him against the trap of {{Pride}} and arrogance. [[spoiler: He doesn't listen, and it almost spells disaster.]]

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* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Charles Wallace, though Mrs Whatsit warns him against the trap of {{Pride}} and arrogance. [[spoiler: He [[spoiler:He doesn't listen, and it almost spells disaster.]]



* WithAFriendAndAStranger: Meg journeys with her beloved brother Charles Wallace, and the stranger is Calvin O'Keefe, whom she knows in passing as the big man on campus, and thinks he's a JerkJock. [[spoiler: This becomes important when they need to rescue Charles Wallace, and Meg is the only person in the group with a strong enough bond to have a chance of saving him.]]

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* WithAFriendAndAStranger: Meg journeys with her beloved brother Charles Wallace, and the stranger is Calvin O'Keefe, whom she knows in passing as the big man on campus, and thinks he's a JerkJock. [[spoiler: This [[spoiler:This becomes important when they need to rescue Charles Wallace, and Meg is the only person in the group with a strong enough bond to have a chance of saving him.]]
30th Aug '17 9:09:04 PM ArchTeryx
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* BrainMonster: The BigBad IT is a huge disembodied brain. It has MindControl abilities that involved making the victim think in repetitive patterns.

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* BrainMonster: The BigBad IT is a [[spoiler: huge disembodied brain. psionic brain.]] It has MindControl abilities that involved making the victim think in repetitive patterns.



* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Man With Red Eyes, whom few Camazotz natives want to be in the presence of. IT, on the other hand, ''nobody'' on Camazotz wants to be in the presence of, as befitting an EldritchAbomination that calls ITself the [[{{Sadist}} Happiest Sadist.]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Man With Red Eyes, whom few Camazotz natives want to be in the presence of. IT, on the other hand, ''nobody'' on Camazotz wants to be in the presence of, as befitting an EldritchAbomination that calls ITself [=ITself=] the [[{{Sadist}} Happiest Sadist.]]
30th Aug '17 9:07:13 PM ArchTeryx
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Man With Red Eyes, whom few Camazotz natives want to be in the presence of. IT, on the other hand, ''nobody'' on Camazotz wants to be in the presence of, as befitting an EldritchAbomination that calls ITself the [[{{Sadism}} Happiest Sadist.]]

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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Man With Red Eyes, whom few Camazotz natives want to be in the presence of. IT, on the other hand, ''nobody'' on Camazotz wants to be in the presence of, as befitting an EldritchAbomination that calls ITself the [[{{Sadism}} [[{{Sadist}} Happiest Sadist.]]
30th Aug '17 9:05:56 PM ArchTeryx
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* NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast: The Man With Red Eyes, whom few Camazotz natives want to be in the presence of. IT, on the other hand, ''nobody'' on Camazotz wants to be in the presence of, as befitting an EldritchAbomination that calls ITself the [[{{Sadism}} Happiest Sadist.]]
30th Aug '17 9:00:47 PM ArchTeryx
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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg has to forcefully breaks him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and this time [[spoiler: IT takes complete control of his mind and personality.]] He was repeatedly warned and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.

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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg has to forcefully breaks break him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and this time [[spoiler: IT takes complete control of his mind and personality.]] He was repeatedly warned and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.
30th Aug '17 9:00:06 PM ArchTeryx
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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg forcefully breaks him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and the second time [[spoiler: IT takes complete control of his mind and personality.]] He was repeatedly warned and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.

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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg has to forcefully breaks him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and the second this time [[spoiler: IT takes complete control of his mind and personality.]] He was repeatedly warned and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.
30th Aug '17 8:58:28 PM ArchTeryx
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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. Of course, [[spoiler: IT ]] promptly takes complete control of his mind and personality. He got warned ahead of time too!

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* {{Pride}}: The cause of Charles Wallace grabbing the IdiotBall. His arrogance and confidence in his telepathic abilities and intelligence leads him to willingly put himself under the control of an EldritchAbomination thinking he can simply break out whenever he wants. The first time he tries, Meg forcefully breaks him out of IT'S grasp. Does this close call faze him in the least? Of course, course not! The second time, he goes ''even deeper'' and the second time [[spoiler: IT ]] promptly takes complete control of his mind and personality. personality.]] He got was repeatedly warned ahead of time too!and still practically swallowed the IdiotBall.
30th Aug '17 8:25:17 PM ArchTeryx
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* DarkIsNotEvil: The inhabitants of planet Ixchel are scary dark beasts, but also very kind and wise.

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* DarkIsNotEvil: The inhabitants of Camazotz' sister planet Ixchel are scary dark beasts, but also very kind and wise.wise, and are fully engaged in fighting the Black Thing.
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