Literary Analysis of Meg Murry
In the novel A Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle, Meg Murry is a young female character who learns to lead and understands the power of love. In the novel, Meg changes from a girl who has insecurities about her appearance, to a heroine. Meg goes on a journey to save her father, that leads Meg to a whole other universe. There Meg learns how important the power of love can be, as well as learning new things about herself. Meg also does things she did not think she could do, and sees things not even imaginable. Throughout the novel, A Wrinkle in Time, Meg proves to be a character who shows insecurity, learns to lead, and understands love.
In A Wrinkle in Time, Meg shows insecurities about her…show more content…
She wants her father to take that from her shoulders to his, the moment they find and rescue him. Meg does not want to be a leader or have any responsibility whatsoever. But by the end of the story Meg learns that sometimes she needs to be the bigger person, leave her comfort zone ,and take charge. “That it has to be me. It can’t be anyone else. I don’t understand Charles, but he understands me. I’m the one who’s closest to him. Father’s been away for so long, since Charles Wallace was a baby. They don’t know each other. And Calvin’s only known Charles for such a little time. If it had been longer, then he would have been the one, but-oh, I see, I understand, it has to be me. There isn’t anyone else.” (189) This shows that Meg finally accepted that her father can’t save them, only she can do that . She comprehends that she has to step up, take some responsibility, and go out on her own in order to save Charles Wallace. Meg realizes she has to be strong, brave, and be a leader in order to save the day. She understands that her father can not have all the responsibility, she has to carry some too. In a Wrinkle in Time, Meg understands the power of love and how it can conquer anything. For example, in the end Mrs. Whatsit gives Meg, her love which helps Meg. “I give you my love, Meg. Never forget that. My love always.”(127) When Meg faces IT Mrs. Whatsit 's love proves to be profitable. “‘Mrs. Whatsit hates you,’ Charles Wallace